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Warmer, energy efficient and environmentally friendly housing


Do you want to keep your home warmer? Be kinder to the environment by reducing the amount of energy your household uses? Save money on, or need help with, your gas and electricity bills? Improve the value of your property?

Most of us use more energy than we need. The amount of energy your property uses can easily be reduced by following the advice of, or accessing the support available, through our Warm Homes Campaign.

Is the temperature of your home affecting your health?

Your doctor or health professional can refer you to us for heating, insulation and energy usage solutions and advice.

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Property improvements

Whether you're a home owner, landlord or private tenant, energy efficiency improvements  can help you reduce the amount of gas and electricity you use.

Financial advice

Do you need help with your energy bills or to keep warm? Financial advice is available if you're struggling to pay your home fuel bills.

Flexible eligibility for poor fuel households

Under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Regulations 2017 - 2018 (ECO2t) we can set their own criteria to decide eligibility for funding for domestic energy efficiency measures. This funding is aimed at those who are most likely to be in fuel poverty.

Energy companies can spend up to a maximum of 10% of their full obligation within these criteria. We must publish a 'Statement of Intent' that defines who is eligible for funding before this can happen.

We intend to implement flexible eligibility within the regulations and will work with energy companies and their authorised installers to maximise the input of flexible eligibility for fuel poor households. However, fitting the criteria within the our 'Statement of Intent' does not guarantee that any individual household will benefit from energy saving improvements as the final decision rests with energy suppliers and will depend on:

  • The survey carried out by the energy company or their authorised installer and installation costs calculated (note: no funding is provided by us).
  • The energy savings that can be achieved for a property.
  • Whether energy suppliers have achieved their ECO targets or require further measures to meet their ECO targets (this will affect the amount of funding available through the scheme).

Read the latest Statement of Intent: 

Reduce your energy use

Monitor and reduce your household energy usage - stop wasting energy, change your habits and start saving energy and money now!

In partnership with

  • Warm Homes Campaign
Contact us
Warm Homes Durham
03000 268 000
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