Partner Organisations

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Haringey Council and 44 community groups

Funded by

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Department of Energy and Climate Change

Year

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2014 – 2015

Location

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Haringey, Hackney, Islington, Camden, Enfield, and Waltham Forest

Brief

The intention was to improve energy efficiency in London houses to deliver better, warmer and greener living spaces for communities whilst reducing carbon footprint. The project offered financial support for the implementation of energy efficiency measures in privately owned properties in six North London boroughs.

The key objectives were:

  • Better: Homes are the central part of everyone’s life. They are where we live; raise our families and our place within the community. Improving the living conditions of our homes was a central aim for this project.
  • Warmer: Energy bills represent a substantial amount of the annual expenditure of a family. The best way to protect families against rising costs of energy is to prevent heat losses from houses. Providing effective insulation measures in homes effectively delivered reductions on energy bills.
  • Greener: Implementing energy saving measures in houses brings not only financial and social benefits, but also contributes to protecting the environment from unnecessary carbon emissions.

Achievement

371,728 people reached through events and drop-in sessions

44 community groups engaged

6,710 leaflets distributed

4,154 tonnes of CO2 estimated saved per year

£897 saved per household on average, based on installations and pledges

Testimonial

We’ve been pleased to assist LSx in promoting the Smart Homes grants to members of the community. It opened up a dialogue we wouldn’t normally have with our service users about energy efficiency and home improvements.

Laura, Voluntary Action Walthamstow

We are doing this because it is the right thing to do (insulate homes), not to make money.

Sylvia, Bushill Park Church