Why are we doing this?
Heating your home has multiple benefits for you, your health and for Suffolk. With energy prices increasing significantly, more of us are having to choose between heating our homes and eating. For vulnerable people, living in a cold and damp home can be harmful for their health. Health concerns linked to the cold conditions range from higher blood pressure and more colds, to breathing problems and pneumonia.
We want to help Communities to identify ways to make homes and community buildings more energy efficient, to help you keep warm for longer, whilst also helping your pocket, and help Suffolk create the Greenest County by reducing carbon.
Homes account for 22% of the UK carbon emissions and there needs to be an urgent application of energy efficiency improvements if we are going to hit the carbon reduction targets necessary to reduce the impact of climate change.