Our newest tenants, The Energy Saving Co-operative, are settling into their new ground floor office at The Warehouse. But what do they do?

Active since 2012, The Energy Saving Co-operative was born to help homeowners across the UK to save energy. This is an important part of the overall carbon saving agenda in the UK; in order to hit the Government’s emissions reduction target, we need to retrofit around one million homes per year. But, this is not an easy task. Homeowners are often put off by the upfront price of works, and do not know where to find information on their options. These are amongst the reasons why the Green Deal has had such a difficult start.

The Energy Saving Co-operative was set up to meet this challenge. They connect homeowners, communities, and local businesses that have energy saving opportunities, with whole-building energy saving expertise and sources of fair finance. With only energy saving as their agenda, homeowners can rely on receiving straightforward, honest and free advice that allows them to make the best choice about their next steps.

The Energy Saving Co-operative’s structure is integral to how they achieve their goals. Specifically, three classes of user-members co-operate to succeed together:

1. Building owners and tenants who want to save energy.

2. Co-operatives and community groups whose members want to save energy.

3. Suppliers and tradespeople offering energy saving services, such as energy assessors and installers.

Involvement of pre-approved local suppliers and installers means that homeowners can trust that the work will be done well and that their money will be kept within the local community.

All in all, we’re really pleased to have The Energy Saving Co-operative with us in The Warehouse. So, if you’d like to book yourself in for a free home energy assessment from them, visit: http://energysaving.web.coop/saveenergy

Philip Burrows