Energy efficiency advice
Home energy consumption is responsible for over a quarter of all UK emissions of carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is the main greenhouse gas causing climate change. Making your home as energy efficient as possible will improve your comfort, save you money and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
For advice on improving the energy efficiency of your home, contact the council’s Sustainable Energy Officer, Hazel Hill on 01344 352536.
Home energy monitors
Home energy monitors are available on loan for three weeks from all Bracknell Forest libraries. The monitor clips on the electricity supply cable by your meter. It shows your electricity consumption, cost, or greenhouse gas emissions on a wireless portable display inside the house. This shows the changes when you switch appliances on or off and the effect of appliances left on standby.
Energy efficiency grants and subsidies
Flexible home improvement loan
Homeowners over 60 may qualify for a council flexible home improvement loan. These low interest loans are secured against the property and may be repaid at a rate that suits the borrower.
Warm and Well Scheme
The council’s Warm and Well scheme helps vulnerable, older or disabled people to keep their homes warm. It also helps to reduce heating costs by:
- adding insulation
- undertaking boiler repairs
- helping towards boiler replacements
Home energy efficiency report
The Home Energy Efficiency Report outlines measures we are taking to improve the energy efficiency of our residential accommodation.
We can also provide advice on suitable renewable energy technologies for your home.
In 2010 the UK government introduced a system of Feed-in Tariffs to encourage people to install technologies to generate renewable electricity. By March 2015, 641 Bracknell Forest households had installed solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on their roofs.
The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive was introduced in April 2014 to encourage domestic customers to install renewable heat technologies.