Growing a Greener Glasgow

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Everything you need to know about prepayment meters

How can you get a prepayment meter installed and how can you get rid of one? What are the benefits and what are the disadvantages? What do all the different screens and codes mean?

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.

Whole flat feels warm instead of one room

Robert, who lives just round the corner from South Seeds new office on Victoria Road, first engaged with South Seeds after seeing the new shop front and promotional A-board. He lives in a privately rented, sandstone Victorian tenement, which at the time of his initial engagement had single glazed windows and no central heating system.

Guide to prepayment meters

Here in the Southside of Glasgow, where two thirds of the residents rent either privately or from a social landlord, many people have prepayment meters for their energy supply. Read our guide to find out how they work, the advantages and the disadvantages.

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…

Energy case studies

This booklet includes a collection of five case studies which explain how South Seeds has helped residents save energy or sort out energy bills. We were able to deliver this work to save energy and save carbon through funding from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge fund.  

Finalist – Herald Society Awards

We are delighted to be a finalist at the Herald Society awards for our work  supporting migrants to understand the energy system.

Supporting migrants to understand our energy system

More than 20 migrants a week drop in to the South Seeds office for support to tackle a wide range of issues with their domestic gas and electricity supply – from no heating, to tampered meters or the debts of former residents.