Resources

Research, reports, guides, maps, advice sheets, environmental research, company information and case studies from across all areas of our work to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions, fuel poverty and waste.

Renewable Heritage: A guide to microgeneration in traditional and historic homes

Publications

This comprehensive guide encourages and facilitates a reduction in fossil fuel use in traditional and historic homes through the integration of renewable energy systems (2009).

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Energy Heritage: A guide to improving energy efficiency in traditional and historic homes

Publications

This comprehensive guide encourages and facilitates energy efficiency improvements in traditional and historic homes across the UK (2008).

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Green Deal and Communities Event Report

Reports

Report from two facilitated half day events for community groups wishing to better understand the Green Deal and the opportunties (and threats) that might be realised following its 2012 launch (2011).

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Double Glazing in Listed Building

Research

This report provides the results and analysis of a research and demonstration project that involved fitting bespoke, slim-profile double-glazing units into category ‘A’ and ‘B’ listed buildings in Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns, both of which are conservation areas and form a UNESCO World Heritage Site (2010).

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Guide to Insulating Hard-to-Treat Cavities (HTTCs)

Publications

A guide to help organisations involved with insulating hard-to-treat cavities such as local authorities, housing associations, community groups and residents’ associations (2014) .

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Guide to Identifying Eligible Households for the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO)

Publications

A guide to support insulation programme managers in identifying households eligible for the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO), also known as ECO Affordable Warmth (2013).

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Communal Improvements - Energy Efficiency in Tenements in Scotland

Research

Researching exploring the barriers and solutions to improving the energy efficiency of Scottish tenements (2013).

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Peer Review of the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH)

Research

Review of the Scottish Government's then EESSH consultation, involving energy modelling of example properties (2013).

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Mayfield Community Energy Project: Householder Satisfaction Research

Research

Research into householder satisfaction of external wall insulation installations (2013).

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Using Solar PV to Tackle Fuel Poverty - case study

Case studies

Case study of research into solar PV installations in social housing and the bill savings achieved (2014).

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