Home & Energy

Sustainable Home and Energy Resources

Find tips for improving energy efficiency in your home. Discover advice about insulation and information on heat pumps, solar panels and grid batteries to remove fossil fuels from home energy use and save money on bills. We also provide information about grants and assistance available from the Government and businesses like Octopus Energy.

Using Energy Efficiently at Home

Find out how to choose more energy-efficient appliances.

Read about how to save energy when using your washing machine.

Find out more on how to draught-proof your home.

Read the Money-Savers guide on how to heat the human, not the home.

Upgrading Your House

Find out how you can switch to a heat pump.

Generate your own renewable electricity with solar panels.

Find out how you can switch to a heat pump.

Switch to an energy storing system.

The Renewable Energy Hub is a guide to help you find an installer for solar panels or other renewable energy systems.

Find energy efficiency advice from East Cambridgeshire District Council, including information about available grants.

Octopus Energy specialise in sustainable energy.

The ECO4 scheme improves the least energy-efficient housing, occupied by low-income and vulnerable households.

The United for Warm Homes campaign finds solutions to cutting bills and keeping the most vulnerable warm.

Action on Energy is a partnership between Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridge City Council, East Cambridgeshire District Council, Fenland District Council, Huntingdonshire District Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council.

Together we provide our communities with advice on how to maximise the energy efficiency of their homes, save money on their energy bills and cut their carbon emissions. Our authoritative advice includes information on the energy efficiency measures available, practical guidance, funding opportunities and support to find an installer. Click here for more information.