Case Studies: Energy and fuel poverty

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

Thinking about getting external wall insulation? Go for it!

Scottish Government, Scottish Borders Council, Home Energy Scotland

Borders homeowners save money on heating with subsidised external wall insulation

Rural Affordable Warmth partnership helps rural residents save £158,500

SSE, ScottishPower, Citizen’s Advice Bureaux: Inverness Badenoch and Strathspey; Ross and Cromarty

Through our Rural Affordable Warmth project, we have been working with local Citizens Advice Bureaux (CAB) in the Highlands to help residents living in fuel poverty maximise their income, heat their homes affordably,

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. 

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