Home Energy Conservation

Castle Point Borough Council is committed to achieve significant improvements in domestic energy efficiency for local residents.

Improving the energy efficiency of our homes has many benefits:

  • Making our homes warmer
  • Saving on fuel bills
  • Reducing Carbon Dioxide emissions (which contribute to climate change)
  • Reducing the use of finite fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas)

Most energy efficiency measures are simple and cheap to implement; in particular improving the insulation to your house. Whether you own or rent your home, there are various schemes to further reduce the cost, or to pay for this work completely if you are unable to afford the cost of the work yourself.

Energy Saving Trust

The Energy Saving Trust Foundation gives impartial, accurate and independent advice to communities and households on how to reduce carbon emissions, how to use water more sustainably and how to save money on energy bills.

They can also advise on any grants that may be available for heating and insulation improvements.
Contact the Energy Saving Trust on 0300 123 1234 (national rate line).

The Home Energy Conservation Act

The Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA) requires Castle Point Borough Council to prepare a report setting out the energy conservation measures that the authority considers practicable, cost-effective and likely to result in significant improvement in the energy efficiency of residential accommodation in its area.

This is the starting point for action by central and local government to significantly improve the energy efficiency of residential accommodation across the country, a legal requirement under the Climate Change Act 2008 and a key strategy for reducing fuel poverty.

HECA Report for 2015

Castle Point Borough Council’s  HECA Report 2017[pdf] 721KB details the work we will be undertaking with partners to help improve the energy efficiency of our homes. The report will be updated as further work progresses.