Working together for warmer homes and greener communities
Whether you’re looking to make your community more energy efficient, or are part of an organisation helping people who are struggling with their bills, we’d like to work with you.
We are Home Energy Scotland, the Scottish Government’s free, impartial energy advice service delivered by Energy Saving Trust. As well as working directly with households, our expert advisors work with organisations and community groups. By partnering with us, you can help your clients and community members save energy and money and keep their homes warm.
What we do
- We work with individuals.
We help people stay warm, save money and reduce CO2 emissions. We offer free, impartial advice to help people make their homes cosier, reduce their fuel bills, and access funding for energy saving home improvements. Find out more.
- We’ll partner with your organisation.
We work with organisations who help people struggling to heat their homes. You can refer clients or community members to us securely. We can also support your events, share resources and train your staff. Find out more.
- We’ll help you find funding.
We can help you develop your project by supporting funding applications and offering a range of free and engaging resources to empower communities to save energy and reduce carbon emissions. Find out more.
Find out more about our support for communities
Free online workshops to help your community go greener
We offer fun and interactive workshops for community groups, which are completely free and a great way to bring your community together. Expert trainers can deliver a session tailored to your group. Topics include:
- Saving energy at home
- Travelling sustainably
- Saving water at home, delivered in partnership with Scottish Water
Free training on heat pumps and electric heating advice
We are here to help your organisation provide sound advice on home heating options to the people you support.
If your organisation provides energy advice to households, you can receive free training on giving good advice about heat pumps - from how they work and what homes are suitable, to getting to grips with the controls and how to get the best from them. Our online training can be tailored to your organisation's needs.
We also offer a course on electric heating, metering, and billing, which covers everything an energy advisor needs to know to be able to give sound advice on the wide variety of electric heating systems, including storage heaters, heat pumps, and ‘restricted meter’ tariffs like ComfortPlus Control and Total Heat Total Control.
We'd love to hear from you
Any questions? We're happy to chat about how we can support your group or organisation - just send us an email to get things started.
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