We want to make buildings more energy efficient and deliver all energy with renewable technologies, so that Hanover & Elm Grove can reduce its carbon emissions by 50-75% by 2025 in line with Climate Change goals.Hanover Action can support behaviour change and encourage investment that enables reduction in carbon emissions in energy, highlighting the connections with other principles by noting ’embodied energy’.

Useful Links

Read Hanover residents blog about uninstalling their gas boiler (when it broke) and going fossil-free. https://tomkiss.net/life/going_fossil_free_in_a_terraced_victorian_house?fbclid=IwAR1tJ-32jfV7-zPMpe4jcHSmYE_-M_TYq2Sk9Gl1DvWmGsmkWNZx1ObQTek

Carbon Conversations – http://www.carbonconversations.co.uk/2017/01/new-website.html

Have a read of this case study from our neighbours in Tidy Street – https://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2011/apr/12/energy-use-households-monitor-electricity – Would you be interested in coordinating something like this in your street?

By 2020 all homes and businesses are to be fitted with a smart meter for gas and electricity. Find out more info here:https://www.smartenergygb.org. A smart meter will help us all monitor our gas and electricity use in real time, leading to more accurate billing and more visibility of the energy you are using at any given time. Some energy suppliers are already rolling out the smart meter program so if you want to be fast-tracked for a smart meter, get in contact with your supplier. 

Rental properties will be required by law to have an energy efficiency rating of at least Band “E” on new lets and renewals of tenancies with effect from 1st April 2018 and for all existing tenancies on 1st April 2020. Further details is available here:https://www.rla.org.uk/landlord/guides/minimum-energy-efficiency-standards.shtml

Brighton Peace and Environment Centre as part of their Leaf Project have Home Energy Saving guides for tenants, landlords and homeowners available to download on their website here: http://www.bpec.org/index.php/9-home/33-leaf-survey-download-page

The Energy Saving Trust – http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk – has plenty of resources to help you save energy. It is also a helpful resource for updates on any grants or scheme available for energy efficiency projects.

The Brighton and Hove City Council website also has resources available in relation to home energy efficiency – check it out here:http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/housing/general-housing/home-energy-efficiency

Brighton Energy Coop – If you are interested in supporting local renewable energy schemes, then check out http://www.brightonenergy.org.uk/ or BHESCohttp://bhesco.co.uk/