Partner spotlight: Bath and West Community Energy - Green Heritage Homes

Warm, Efficient, Listed Buildings

Bath & West Community Energy (BWCE), in collaboration with Bath & North East Somerset Council, Bath Preservation Trust, the Centre for Sustainable Energy and People Powered Retrofit has launched Green Heritage Homes, an innovative energy efficiency project for historic buildings, backed by a grant from the Government's Local Energy Advice Demonstrator Programme (LEAD). As one of six projects in the South West and part of 36 nationwide, BWCE's initiative is funded by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero in partnership with the South West Net Zero Hub.

The project aims to enhance energy efficiency in listed and historic buildings, addressing both conservation and climate change challenges. It seeks to build confidence and knowledge among homeowners and professionals, demystifying energy efficiency and conservation principles.

Fifty residents of listed buildings will be selected to receive cost-effective energy advice, becoming Green Listed Building Champions to spread their newfound knowledge. The project also includes free informational events and advice sessions, specifically targeting landlords of heritage properties.

People Powered Retrofit supports this project by adapting its energy assessment tool Home Retrofit Planner to integrate heritage considerations, helping owners of listed buildings make informed, confident decisions about energy efficiency and preservation.

Green Heritage Homes bridges the gap between preserving historical value and enhancing energy efficiency, benefiting individual homeowners and the wider community.

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