Greener Housing

The increasing demands we make on the world’s resources have led to global climate change. The Council believes that much can be done at a local level to combat this and takes its role in working towards a sustainable future very seriously.

What you can do

Saving energy and water around your home not only help save you money but also help the environment. There are many ways in which you can help; even small changes can make a big difference.

You can find many tips on our Greener Living pages and on the Energy Saving Trust website.

The Green Deal

The Government is currently setting up ways to help people make their homes more energy efficient, without having to pay money up front for the improvements. This programme is called the Green Deal and the Government has written some quick guides explaining how it could benefit you.

Recycling

For more green tips and useful information, visit Domestic recycling and rubbish.

Improving household energy efficiency in the Royal Borough

The Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 (HECA) requires local authorities to report to Government on practical actions underway to improve household energy efficiency in their area. Progress reports are to be submitted at two yearly intervals up to March 2027.

You can read a copy of the Royal Borough’s HECA report here [PDF] (file size 203Kb).

It provides a snapshot of housing and demographics in the borough, outlines the current trends in domestic energy use, and goes on to detail current and planned activity to improve household energy efficiency.

Information pack for landlords

The Council's Private Sector Housing Team has produced an information pack for landlords in the private rented sector to help them to make their properties more energy efficient. Energy Efficiency, Fuel Poverty and Environmental Health [PDF] (file size 1.59Mb).