If your home is made out of something like stone, it may seem like modern energy efficiency standards are nothing but a fantasy - but that's not true! That's why Changeworks is holding events over the next two months aimed at supporting those in older houses, and showing them what options are available. 

Local Changeworks projects are holding events as part of the new 'Love Your Older Home' campaign, promoting the improvements that can be made to existing homes to make them warmer and more energy efficient. At these events residents can come along and find out about insulating, reducing energy waste, cutting heating bills and keeping warm in an older property. Specialist installers will also be there to talk about the different types of insulation, draught-proofing and glazing replacement. 

Events are being hosted by local Changeworks projects, Change Works in Burntisland, Change Works in Peebles, Change Works in Penicuik and the Edinburgh Old Town Energy Project, over the next two months. These community-based projects are run in partnership with local authorities and the Scottish Government. If you live in these areas, get along to your nearest event - or get in touch with the project team to find out how they can help.

Morag Cockburn, Senior Project Officer at Change Works in Peebles, said:

“We have heard from lots of householders who don’t think they can do anything to their old, stone-built property to make it more energy efficient. We have brought together a range of experts to highlight real, practical solutions and the support that is available.

"We've got loads of information, including on current funding options, the benefits of energy efficiency and where to find free, impartial support to help identify the best solutions for their property.

“We hope to inspire and equip householders in Tweeddale to act now, to not only cut their carbon footprint but also avoid wasting money on energy bills while also being more comfortable at home”.

The events are taking place across the next two months: