12/01/2017

Energy Visits

Energy visits to homes, schools and community buildings

 

Homes

The visit takes an hour or more depending on the size of the property and how much discussion we have. 

We look at your energy usage, heating systems, insulation, lighting and energy behaviours (such as leaving on lights in empty rooms!). We can lend you energy saving equipment such as an Owl energy monitor and install reflective radiator foil, insulation materials and low energy lights. We give you a ‘top tips’ report outlining the immediate and long-term changes you can make to reduce your energy use in the future.

In the winter of 2018 – 2019 we are working in homes in Richmond Borough. To book your energy visit please email us or use the ‘book now button above. We work in homes from October – April as visits are most useful during the colder months when your heating is operating and we can check for cold spots etc.

 

Schools and community buildings

We are working with schools and community buildings in Richmond and Ealing Borough only. There is more to check over here and we give you a report of around 10 pages, with the most important findings highlighted. We then work with you to see how our recommendations can be funded and carried out.

Many schools have Automatic Meter Readings (AMRs), which means that your gas and electricity meter readings are recorded centrally every 30 minutes. We can analyse this usage over a day, a week, a month or a year. Energy is often wasted because the school’s heating is switched on outside normal school hours. This may be explained by some out of school activities but we find cases where the heating is on in the small hours or on Christmas Day!  We recently estimated that across 27 schools in the Borough of Kingston approximately £73,000 per year was being spent on out of hours usage, which is around £2,500 per school. We have identified ways to reduce this in many schools. If your school does not have AMR, then you should think about this worthwhile investment.

Please email us to book an appointment, giving times and dates when relevant people e.g. the premises manager are free, starting at least two weeks ahead.