Energy efficiency

There are lots of measures that can be undertaken to improve the energy efficiency of most homes. An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) makes recommendations about measures you could undertake to help improve the energy efficiency of your property. Check to see if your home has an EPC rating (external link)

The government and energy companies provide grants to help households undertake efficiency measures - see our Home Efficiency Grants page for more information of grants available. 

A good source of information on energy improvement measures and 'retrofitting' existing properties is available on the TrustMark (external link) website. 

Ofgem (external link) has lots of information about environmental and social schemes, such as the Boiler Upgrade Scheme and Smart Export Guarantee, on their website.

Information about renewable heating sources including the Cambridgeshire Solar Together scheme can also be found on our Renewable Energy page.

Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 progress report

1 April 2019 to 31 March 2021

The Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 (HECA) requires all local authorities (LA) in England to submit reports to the Secretary of State demonstrating what energy conservation measures they have adopted to improve the energy efficiency of residential accommodation within that LA's area. This covers measures to improve properties in the owner-occupier, private rented sector, and social rented sector.

This is a bi-annual report and will be updated again in 2023.