Growing a Greener Glasgow

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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.

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.

Recruiting for an energy officer

We are looking for someone who understands how energy works in the home and has a good manner with people, to join our team as a part time energy officer.

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.

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.