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Council joins forces with Warmer Sussex to create energy efficient homes for Horsham District residents


16 Feb 2021


Horsham District Council is working with Warmer Sussex, a not-for-private-profit cooperative, to offer a one-stop-shop for Sussex residents in their journey to a warm, healthy and energy efficient home.

Warmer Sussex offers support from start to finish to improve people’s home energy efficiency. Residents contacting Warmer Sussex will get a tailored plan which assesses homes as a whole. They then find trusted contractors to complete the work, and ensure all work undertaken meets quality standards.

To help guide residents on how to save energy and save on their bills a series of free webinars have been set up:

The Beginner's Guide to Retrofit - Tuesday 16 February, from 7pm to 8pm

The Beginner's Guide to Retrofit

Home retrofit: Insulating your home Tuesday 23 February, from 7pm to 8pm

These  webinars are aimed at Sussex homeowners who want a warm and healthy home, are not sure where to start with energy efficiency improvements, and would like to know more about what they could do to make their homes warmer and save on energy.

Cllr Phillip Circus, Cabinet Member for Environment, Recycling and Waste said:

Across the Horsham District, only one-third of homes have reached the required energy efficiency standard that needs to be achieved by 2035, as part of the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy.

“This means around 45,000 homeowners in Horsham District need to take some action to upgrade the energy efficiency of their home. We urge everyone to consider looking at this scheme. Residents who consider refitting their homes to make them warmer and more energy efficient will not only help contribute to achieving our targets to reduce carbon emissions, but will also make their homes warmer and healthier.

I would encourage as many people as possible to sign up for the webinars to find out how they can save money on their energy bills and create warmer homes.

Cllr Phillip Circus, Cabinet Member for Environment, Recycling and Waste

Cath Geoghegan, Scheme Manager at Warmer Sussex said,

Saving energy is good for the planet and good for your pocket. Reducing energy use at home cuts carbon emissions, the main contributor to climate change, and reduces your fuel bill.

“Our webinars aim to help homeowners understand why this is important, what they can do to their homes, how to prioritise those improvements and avoid any costly mistakes. We are really excited to be able to share the expertise of the Warmer Sussex team with homeowners in Horsham District and across Sussex.”

Cath Geoghegan, Scheme Manager at Warmer Sussex

Find out more on the Warmer Sussex website.

For media queries please email press@horsham.gov.uk