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The Environment Centre
The Environment Centre (tEC) is an independent charity, established in 1993, which aims to reduce carbon emissions, encourage sustainability, improve air quality and help people keep warm and well in their homes. They do this by providing tailored advice, delivering outreach and training, and managing practical projects. They support others to take action, working with individuals, community groups, charities, schools, businesses and local government. They have worked on a diverse range of local, national and European projects from fuel poverty, air quality and waste minimisation to best practice in behaviour change, sustainable construction and peak energy demand reduction. They are the trusted local centre for information and support for home energy efficiency, affordable warmth and sustainable living.
Address: 14-15 Brunswick Place, Southampton, SO15 2AQ
Tel: Advice line 0800 804 8601 Admin line 023 8033 6172
Southampton Retrofit - neighbours helping neighbours
A site for residents of Southampton to connect, discuss and share their energy saving retrofit experiences, whether with fitters, installers, suppliers or DIY.
We aim to show how you can not only help the environment and the future of the planet in these critical times, but also how to save money and make your home comfortable.
Energy cost calculator from GoCompare
"At GoCompare, we have developed an interactive energy cost calculator tool to find out how much something costs to run. Use the calculator below to pick the appliances you want to compare and select how long they’ll be in use for."
Sustainable Energy Research Group
The Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG) is part of the Energy and Climate Change Research Division within the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton. SERG is aligned with the University Strategic Research Group on Energy, a multidisciplinary group of researchers who focus on topics ranging from energy consumption, bioenergy, and high-voltage transmission. They aim to undertake fundamental and applied research related to the efficient and sustainable use of grid and off-grid energy. SERG runs and attends various regional, national and international dissemination conferences and events to promote renewable energy research, its various projects and encourage collaboration. This group also operates a consultancy service that covers a range of research areas.
Tel: 023 8059 2051
Ecogen Energy specialise in solar PV, battery storage, EV charging and solar carports for commercial, residential, and community projects. The company was set up in 2011 as Solar Roofing Specialists and are rebranding in 2022 to Ecogen Energy to better represent their offering. They have offices in Southampton and Bristol.
Phone. 0333 772 11 22
Address: Solar House, 16 Furzedown Road, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1PN/ 10-12 Picton Street Bristol
Clean Heat Solutions
Clean Heat Solutions Limited is dedicated to providing environmentally-friendly heating solutions to consumers in West Sussex, Hampshire, and the South Downs, including Portsmouth, Southampton.
Our heating engineers are experts in sustainable heating systems that effectively heat houses while saving you money on monthly heating costs and contributing to a greener planet.
Southampton City Council Energy Team
The Energy Team manage the corporate energy and water contracts for the council. This covers all corporate sites and schools who have opted in, validating bills and ensuring service areas are recharged correctly. The team run the Corporate Assets Decarbonisation Scheme, delivering phases of energy efficiency and renewables works with the aim of reaching net zero by 2030. The team also work closely with the wider Property service area, supporting energy efficiency work in the council's housing stock.
Renewable energy generation
We are fortunate to live on the sunny south coast. Although subsidies for solar electricity panels have ended, some companies will pay for the electricity you export, and it can still be worth fitting them if you have a good south-facing roof and/or will be at home during the day to use the free electricity. There are still subsidies or grants available from the government for solar water heating and renewable heating systems such as heat pumps. Transition Southampton members include people who have installed these and are willing to share their experiences, good and bad. See this blog where one member shares his experience of having a heat pump installed: https://transitionsouthampton.org/2022/04/27/from-gas-boiler-to-air-source-heat-pump-update/
Find out about current grants available: https://energysavinggenie.co.uk/
Warm Places in winter
Southampton’s libraries, family hubs and housing with care schemes are extending a warm welcome to residents who are concerned about the cost of heating their homes. People are welcome to call into locations across the city to receive a warm welcome.
Click this link for more: Southampton City Council launches Warm Welcome Initiative for 2023
Southampton District Energy Scheme, run by EQUANS
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