Author Archives: Luke Emery

New round of Green Deal Home Improvement Funding (GDHIF) available this week

As expected, the next round of GDHIF funding is to be released at 9:00am on Wednesday (10/12/14). DECC are releasing up to £30 million per quarter of 2015 and the next release is expected to be in February. Up to £5600 worth of incentives are available per household but valid quote(s) for each measure and […]

Affordable Warmth Checklist

The affordable warmth checklist for the Hitting the Cold Spots project provides tips to help frontline staff recognise indicators of fuel poverty. Signs to look out for include: condensation and mould, lack of visible heating and curtains closed during the day. Clients may be reluctant to return home from public events or hospital, or may […]

Green Deal Communities Funding

Southampton City Council has been awarded funding by the Department of Energy and Climate Change to carry out a regeneration project across the city through its Solent Green Deal project. They are looking to insulate homes with solid walls and have been undertaking works in British Iron and Steel Federation (BISF), Wimpey and REEMA properties. […]

New round of incentives funding through GDHIF

An an additional £100 million have been announced for the scheme which closed in July. A few months ago we explained that the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) had been closed due to ‘overwhelming popular demand’. We’re now pleased to inform you that the government have announced that they are going to inject an […]

Green Deal Home Improvement Fund Closes

DECC have announced that the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) has been closed: “Due to overwhelming popular demand, the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund is closed for applications with immediate effect. A surge in applications over the last two days means the allocated budget has now been reached. All applications received prior to the […]

More households now eligible for subsidised or free insulation

The government announced the results of their consultation into the future of the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) yesterday. For an in-depth summary of the changes see our update. Among the changes are expansion of the areas eligible for free or subsidised insulation through the Carbon Saving Communities Obligation (CSCO). The map below shows the areas […]

Eastleigh Borough Council Sustainability Awards

Eastleigh Borough Council is currently looking for entries for their Sustainability Awards. The inaugural awards are ‘a celebration of shining examples of sustainability within the borough’. The awards are open to residents, businesses and schools that have made real efforts to reduce their impact on the environment. There are six categories open to anyone living or working in […]

Employment opportunity at tEC

Finance and Administration Officer We are looking for an experienced finance and administration officer to join our small and friendly team. You will be confident in managing your own workload and the ability to work under pressure is very important for this role. Educated to degree level or with relevant workplace experience the ideal candidate […]

Funding to boost the Green Deal for Local Authorities

24 Local Authorities have won funding from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to boost uptake in the Green Deal through Green Deal Communities funding. A consortium of local and unitary authorities in the Solent region (Eastleigh, Gosport, Portsmouth and Southampton) were successful in their bid for a share of the £88 million […]

Council project to help residents save money

Find out how your home could be more energy efficient to save you money on your gas and electricity bills, with a Solent Green Deal assessment from your local council. Solent Green Deal is a partnership of eleven councils across the region. The scheme provides impartial and trustworthy advice to help people make energy efficient […]