Gas and Electrical Safety

Gas cooker

Gas Safety All gas appliances and flues need to be checked regularly. Faulty gasworks can cause gas leaks, explosions, fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. Landlords are legally required to have a Gas Safe registered engineer complete annual safety checks. A copy of the certificate must be given to each tenant, which will show the following: A […]

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CSCO Mapping

The Carbon Saving Communities Obligation (CSCO) of ECO offered energy efficiency measures to households in certain areas. Households within these areas were eligible for free or subsidised cavity wall and loft insulation and connections to district heating networks. We created a searchable map to identify areas across Hampshire that were eligible for help under the […]

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Hampshire Residents Helped with First-time Central Heating

Through Hitting the Cold Spots, Hampshire County Council and the Environment Centre (tEC) have been helping eligible households with the cost of installing first-time central heating. Read Brian and Jane’s stories below, to find out what a difference this has made to their lives.   Brian’s Story Brian had a brand new central heating system […]

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First-time Central Heating Funding

Through a partnership between Hampshire County Council, Southampton City Council, Portsmouth City Council and the Environment Centre (tEC), we have received significant funding from Central Government to help with the cost of installing gas or LPG central heating systems into homes which do not currently have any form of central heating. To qualify for assistance […]

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Solent Achieving Value from Efficiency (SAVE)

SAVE (Solent Achieving Value from Efficiency) was a project funded by Ofgem, the energy industry regulator. It looked at reducing peak-time electricity usage, between 4-8 p.m. The Environment Centre took part in the project 2015-2018. Through the project we provided a dedicated resource person – the Community Coach – and associated funding, to support positive improvements […]

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Southampton Healthy Homes

How we can help We can support and advise Southampton residents over the phone, at an appointment or at a home visit with:* Accessing funding for home energy upgrades, such as heating improvements, insulation and draught proofing Support with benefits checks, budgeting and debt Switching energy tariff or supplier Tackling condensation and mould Healthier living *Subject […]

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