Energy Efficency

Wales’ housing stock is amongst the least efficient in Europe. The climate crisis means that we need to cut carbon emissions drastically, and that means making all our housing, including all houses already built, as low carbon as possible.

Community Energy Wales have created a working group that shares best practice in energy efficiency, including retrofit of houses and providing advice on how to reduce energy.

That group has been successful in creating a one-stop shop website for energy efficiency advice for home owners that want to know how to reduce the carbon footprint of their homes.

Recently the working group has managed to win funding from the REDRESS fund for an ambitious pan-Wales retrofit support scheme to help more homeowners to make their houses more energy efficient.

The funding will run for 2 years and will create 4 Retrofit Assessor posts and one Retrofit Coordinator post which between them will be able to carry out detailed surveys and advice at a heavily subsidised cost. To start with the service will be available in four regions, being Cardiff, Pembrokeshire, Powys and Gwynedd. The project is managed but CEW member CARE (Cwm Arian Renewable Energy). More details will soon be available on the website.

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