Energy efficiency means cutting down the amount of energy required to perform an action like switching on a light, opening a fridge or heating water.
Selwood Housing are teaming up with BRE (Building Research Establishment) to find out the best ways of upgrading our customers’ homes to make them cosier and lower their energy costs.
This upgrading process is known as "retrofitting" and involves many different measures such as loft and wall insulation, new windows, a new heating system, or even solar panels, depending on the particular needs of a home.
BRE are holding a focus group to gather thoughts on a variety of questions related to retrofitting.
We are asking six of our customers who live in homes with an energy efficiency rating of D to attend and share their thoughts and experiences.
The feedback they gather will then influence the approach to retrofitting taken by Selwood Housing across all of our properties.
The findings will be published on the website for everyone to see how our customer’s views have helped shape our Energy Efficiency project.
If you have any questions about this consultation, or to find out about ways to get involved, contact our involvement team.