Growing a Greener Glasgow

Posts Tagged: 'tenements'

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.

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.

Tenement special report: Managing food waste in Berlin

This investigation into food-waste disposal from multi-occupancy buildings in an ethnically diverse area of Berlin highlights some lessons that Glasgow could learn as it embarks on rolling out food waste collections in tenements.  

Tenement food waste – let’s get it sorted

This eight-page publication examines the issues and solutions around collecting and reducing food waste in tenement flats in Glasgow, including the sharing of collection facilities. This is our first step in highlighting the issue, and how we can all take positive steps to reduce waste and the size of our food bills.