Growing a Greener Glasgow

Posts Tagged: 'tenements'

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.

Grass cutting

We can cut the grass of a standard size tenement backcourt for £24. If you are looking for something cheaper, why not rent out manual lawn mower for £10 per day.

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.

Does your bike take up too much space in your flat?

Does your bike take up too much space in your flat but you can’t store it in your tenement close? Are you stumbling over it in your hallway or living with it in your living room because you don’t have anywhere else to store it?

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.  

Improving Victorian tenement windows

Last year a South Seeds project dramatically improved the lives of residents in Victorian Govanhill tenements by upgrading or replacing their broken and draughty windows.