Case studies

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

Ditching Disposables: Portobello and Joppa consultation

Zero Waste Scotland

Changeworks was awarded funding from Zero Waste Scotland to conduct a feasability study into a future community project 

Switching and saving in Burntisland

Mrs T in Burntisland had been with her current energy provider for as long as she could remember. She felt that the service she had received had been good so she was inclined to stick with them, but she was also unsure of how to go about switching...

Inspiring pupils to be better energy savers

Scottish Government

Through Changeworks’ low carbon communities work in Argyll piloting new approaches to improv

Climate Emergency Response Group

The Climate Emergency Response Group (CERG) is a collection of like-minded leaders spanning Scotland’s private, public and third sectors, delivery organisations and membership bodies.

Edinburgh internal wall Insulation project a “positive experience”

Edinburgh Council, Scottish Government, Home Energy Scotland

Mike from Edinburgh was worried about his high energy bills. His flat was very cold unless the heating was on, and in the winter, he was having to use fan heaters as well as his usual electric heaters, which further increased the amount he was...

“No downside” to internal wall insulation

Scottish Government, Scottish Borders Council, Home Energy Scotland

After downsizing from a modern home Kathleen from Peebles was finding her 160-year-old garden flat unbearably cold.

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

Community working achieves clean streets and increased recycling

The City of Edinburgh Council

We worked with the small community of Granton Medway, in north-west Edinburgh, to tackle litter and fly-tipping issues and low recycling rates.  Our approach Between January and March 2017 we engaged with the community by: