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How Changeworks partnership with Social Enterprise Academy builds for the future of climate action

Changeworks has partnered with the Social Enterprise Academy to provide green opportunities for young people, working to inspire them into environmental careers and see the exciting prospects of this growing industry. In this blog, Changeworks...

27 May 2021 Callum Leslie Corporate

How Investors in People shaped Changeworks’ culture of improvement

In March 2021, Changeworks achieved Investors in People Platinum, an accreditation that only a handful of third sector organisations have ever achieved. But that isn’t the end of the story. In this blog, Changeworks HR Manager Gillian Gardner talks...

25 May 2021 Callum Leslie Corporate

Using evaluation to maximise impact in energy retrofit projects

Evaluating any project is critical in understanding the impact you’ve made, and how you can increase this impact in the future.The overarching aims of energy retrofit projects are often the same: improve the fabric of the building, keep the occupant...

22 Apr 2021 Callum Leslie Carbon reduction

Beginner's guide to air source heat pumps

Air source heat pumps are a renewable heating source that are becoming more accessible and popular. Air source heat pumps run on electricity taking heat from the outside air, increasing the temperature through a compressor, and powering heating...

24 Mar 2021 Callum Leslie Carbon reduction

Low carbon cheat sheet – what renewable tech is best for you?

We understand there are a lot of options out there if you’re looking to invest in renewable and low carbon technology for your home, and it can be a bit confusing!That’s why we’ve created this quick guide to give you an overview and help decide what...

24 Feb 2021 Callum Leslie Carbon reduction

£140 off your electricity bill – do you qualify?

Getting £140 discount off your electricity bill is not widely advertised, so you may not have heard of it. We find that many householders who are eligible for this discount have no idea it exists. Here at Changeworks we try to spread the word about...

30 Oct 2020 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

Greener home working

Last year, we wrote a blog about how to green your workplace. It was about making sure we all played our part in cutting carbon at work, and making sure your employer does too.Well, it’s fair to say things have changed quite a bit since we wrote...

20 Jul 2020 Callum Leslie Carbon reduction

Getting the best out of your solar panels

If you have solar panels in your home, during the day is obviously when you’re going to generate the most energy.If you have battery storage with your solar PV too, that works just fine when you’re out of the house during the day. But now with many...

14 Jul 2020 Callum Leslie Carbon reduction

Staying warm and managing your bills

Our Affordable Warmth advisors have been talking to more and more of you about managing your heating and electricity bills, and staying warm at home. While we're all spending more time in the house, that means spending more on our fuel - and that...

9 Jun 2020 Callum Leslie Energy and fuel poverty

Getting you started with composting at home

With many councils temporarily suspending their brown bin garden waste collections due to the coronavirus outbreak and many garden and hardware shops closed, it’s certainly a tricky time to be managing a garden. But spring is here and it’s...

15 Apr 2020 Callum Leslie Waste

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