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
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
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
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