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 Green Deal helps you to make energy-saving improvements to your home and find the best way to pay for them. Due to changes in Government policy (July 2015) there is no longer Green Deal funding available. You won’t be affected if your Green Deal improvements have already been made and you’re making repayments through your electricity bill.  You can read more on the Green Deal pages of the Government's website.

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 Kensington and Chelsea's HECA report:

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.