Case Studies: Energy and fuel poverty

We’ve delivered great results for our clients, funders, partners and householders. Our case studies explain how.

IDEAL project helps family save energy at home

University of Edinburgh

Gillian Anderson wanted to understand how much she was spending on her energy bills and decided to take part in the IDEAL research project to help her track her e

Research informs best practice and policy recommendations for district heating

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, The Centre for Sustainable Energy

The UK government considers District, Community and Communal Heating (DCCH) to be one of the most favourable approaches to meeting the country’s heat demand while achieving carbon dioxide emissions savings1.

Heat heroes for families

ScottishPower Energy People Trust, Community Help and Advice Initiative

Heat Heroes for Families was a Changeworks project to provide practical support to over 350 Edinburgh families with children under age 16, living in or at risk of fuel poverty.

Warmer home for new mum

Energy Saving Trust

Rachel received a leaflet from the Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust who are using windfarm

Affordable Warmth Team to the rescue

British Gas Energy Trust

Mrs D has severe rheumatoid arthritis which restricts her mobility, so she decided to invest all her savings in renovating her home in a single row of terrace cottages in rural East Lothian.

Retired couple save £455 on gas and electricity bills

Scottish Borders Housing Association, Scottish Government

As for many people, retired couple Janette and John Kent have seen their household energy bills go up in recent years.

Whole area approach benefits Niddrie Mill householders

City of Edinburgh Council, Manor Estates Housing Association

During 2015–16, we brought together the City of Edinburgh Council and Manor Estates Housing Association in a whole area approach to deliver a HEEPS: ABS (Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland:

Low Energy Apartment Futures identifies best practice for retrofit

European Commission (Intelligent Energy Europe programme), City of Edinburgh Council

With rising energy prices and international efforts to tackle climate change, improving the energy efficiency of homes is increasingly important across Europe. 

Implementing Fife Council’s plan to save householders £83,000 through external wall insulation

Fife Council

In 2014, Fife Council secured £2,933,009 from the Scottish Government to reduce fuel poverty and carbon emissions by making homes in its area cheaper to heat.

Affordable warmth for a couple in need

Just before Christmas, Mr and Mrs M’s 20-year-old back boiler developed a leak and broke down. Replacing the boiler was simply not an option for the couple who were surviving on minimum income and not eligible for a government grant.

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