Cartrefi Clyd Launch

One stop website - home energy efficiency advice for homeowners now all in one place

Published: 11.09.2023 ( 10 months ago )

A new one-stop website that offers home energy advice has been launched by Community Energy Wales.

Community Energy Wales is the umbrella body for not-for-profit community energy groups.

The new website - www.cartreficlyd.cymru provides a mapped directory of community energy organisations that offer support and advice service. It has information about local provision as well as what national support may be available. It explains how to find installers, and outlines what improvements and measures might work for different homes.

Leanne Wood, Co-executive Director at Community Energy Wales said “Cutting demand and conserving household energy is the best way to reduce bills. This energy-price driven cost of living crisis provides an added urgency to the already critical question of the need to quickly reduce the emissions which contribute to climate change. The solution to both of these emergencies is to make our homes more energy efficient.

“What has been missing from Wales is a trusted one-stop-shop where people can get home energy efficiency advice. Community Energy Wales members have worked together to create this resource which we hope will be well utilised.

The website was made possible with a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund’s “Together for our Planet” fund to build a retrofit advice website, as part of Community Energy Wales’ wider ambition to accelerate the pace of retrofit in Wales.

Jeremy Thorp, chair of Community Energy Wales’ Energy Efficiency Working Group said “People are reluctant to start retrofitting their own home because it’s difficult to find trusted advice on what are the right measures. There are various local community led advice schemes that can deliver this local trusted advice. Our aim is to champion this local advice available, and if you are aware of a local advice scheme that are not listed yet, please do get in touch so we can expand the network.”

Examples of detailed home audits can also be found on the website, offering an insight into what advice might be relevant to you if you live in a similar house (e.g. Victorian terraces).

More content will be added over the coming weeks, please do contact us to suggest topics we should cover or content you would like to see on the site.

www.cartreficlyd.cymru

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