Case studies

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

Waste Free Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh Council

We were approached by City of Edinburgh Council to engage with householders to improve recycling rates and reduce the amount of domestic waste to landfill. We developed a multi-faceted approach which includes:

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.

Making it easy for businesses to comply with waste regulations

The Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012 challenge every business in Scotland to change their approach to waste and treat it as a resource.

Working with energy suppliers to help householders

We were advising clients in a new-build development, referred to us by their housing association, about how to make the most of their electric heating systems when it became clear that there were b

Delivering energy advice through peer volunteers

People of all ages volunteer with us, in roles which reflect their skills, interests and the time they can commit to helping out.

Helping families reduce their food bills

Mrs Duncan is a busy mother with two young children at home. Her husband is currently unable to work so they are living on a low income....

In-depth energy advocacy for a mum in difficulty

Kelly* has Multiple Sclerosis, lives with her two children and receives Income Support and Disability Living Allowance.

Expert project management and quality assurance skills for successful insulation programmes

The Scottish Borders Council is tasked with delivering key services to a population spread across an extensive area. Each year the Council delivers a project to help householders improve the warmth of their homes, reduce their energy bills and...

Researching the effectiveness of solar photovoltaic panels in social housing

eaga Charitable Trust

Solar PV systems started to become popular in 2010 due to the introduction of the Feed-in Tariff scheme, which provides payments to households generating electricity using solar photovoltaic (PV) sys

Practical advice for a rural community transport group

Energy Saving Trust

Badenoch and Strathspey Community Transport Company (BSCTC) provides accessible transport for people in the rural Highlands, where buses are scarce. With over 1,300 clients on its database, it is one of the most successful services of its kind in...