We are Scotland’s leading environmental charity delivering solutions for low-carbon living. A trusted expert with over 35 years’ experience.
Changeworks’ vision is for a world where everyone is able to live, work and enjoy life with a low-carbon impact. We recognise climate change is the most significant threat to the environment and our way of life.
We develop and deliver high impact solutions to make low-carbon life a positive reality for everyone.
What we do
Changeworks has over 35 years’ experience in delivering high impact solutions for low-carbon living. We work collaboratively with partners, organisations and householders to drive transformation in energy efficiency and to tackle fuel poverty.
Changeworks’ strategy is clear and simple – to decarbonise Scotland’s homes.
The Scottish Government has set a legally binding target for net zero emissions of all greenhouse gases by 2045 and an 80% reduction in emissions by 2030. This will require one million homes in Scotland to convert to low-carbon heating systems by 2030 and the energy efficiency of these and many more homes to be improved.
So, the work to achieve this ambitious target must take place now.
Leadership team and board
Led by Chief Executive Josiah Lockhart, our directorate is comprised of individuals with a wide range of expertise and experience, from the environmental, social and construction sectors. This depth of knowledge is vital to Changeworks achieving its strategic goals to support Scotland’s net zero targets.
Changeworks has been delivering energy efficiency measures for housing over nearly four decades. We have led the way in delivering solutions to lower carbon emissions, tackle fuel poverty and help householders to save energy.
Our work has never been more important, with energy prices, fuel security and the climate crisis at the top of the agenda. Throughout 2022/23 we supported over 67,000 householders, installed over 4,400 insulation measures and helped to save householders over £4m on their energy bills.
Change Waste Recycling
Change Waste Recycling (formerly Changeworks Recycling) was founded in 2001 as a trading subsidiary of Changeworks. In 2023, Changeworks sold its share of the award-winning waste and resource management company to Forbes Connor, Managing Director of Change Waste Recycling.
Our carbon footprint
Understanding our carbon footprint and limiting this as much as possible is a vital aspect in acting as an exemplar organisation.
Changeworks is in receipt of a number of national and international accreditations and standards, including ISO9001 and Investors in People. These ensure we deliver high quality services and projects.