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Posts Tagged: 'energy efficiency'

Find out how to stay warm this winter

Sign up for a FREE ticket to South Seeds and Home Energy Scotland’s ‘Stay Warm This Winter’ event from 6 to 7.30pm on Tuesday 26 September at the Fotheringay Centre on Fotheringay Road in Pollokshields.

How we work in residents’ homes

At South Seeds we have conducted hundreds of home energy audits to support residents to reduce their energy bills and stay warm in their homes. We regard it as a privilege to be let in to residents’ homes and we take that responsibility seriously. This is how our staff arrange and carry out home visits.

Working in collaboration with local organisations

Simona was referred to South Seeds by Katarina, the community support officer at Govanhill Housing Association. Simona, her partner and their three young children were living in a privately rented flat that was bought by Govanhill Housing Association as part of an area improvement scheme.

What is an energy audit?

An energy audit takes 40 minutes and it happens in your home. Our energy officer will look at how electricity and/or gas is used in your home and how you can save energy and save money.

Guide to delivering home energy audits

This guide explains how we engage residents in thinking more about energy use in their home, deliver an audit in the home and relay our findings to support residents to consume less energy. There are also case studies and a sample checklist of actions we may recommend.

It was a busy winter

We have been very busy this winter supporting the residents of Govanhill, Crosshill, Queen’s Park, Strathbungo and Pollokshields East to sort out their energy issues…

All-party fuel poverty and energy efficiency group

South Seeds featured in the all-party fuel poverty and energy efficiency group prospectus highlighting good practice across the UK.

How we support residents to save energy in their homes

We have conducted more than 600 home energy audits on the southside of Glasgow to support residents save energy. Each home is different and the way residents use energy in their homes varies. We have collected a few case studies together to show the range of energy-related issues we have tackled.