The MCS Charitable Foundation has commissioned a scoping study to assess the consumer advice and information services that are available in the UK to support home owners to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. The focus of the study is on the retrofit of existing domestic properties, both grant-aided and where home owners are paying for the work themselves. The study will conclude in autumn 2020, and the results will be used to inform policy-makers and the industry about the current situation across the UK, and to make recommendations for the way forward.
As well as reviewing existing literature and past studies, the researchers will be carrying out primary research to find out what services are currently available, the robustness and accessibility of information provided, gaps in the types of information, and the demographics and geography of households that are covered. The researchers would like to be able to include as many examples of local and regional practice as possible, so this is a call out to Local Authorities that are running or supporting energy advice and information services to get in touch and tell them about what you are doing. Catrin Maby is an independent consultant and researcher, and is carrying out this study on behalf of the Foundation. If you would like to contribute to this study, please get in touch with her at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
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