NEF provide expert advice and practical solutions to people willing to engage with their local community to reduce carbon emissions. This may range from a presentation to a community group to specific feasibility studies of community buildings as well as financial advice (see also our services pages).
NEF is registered with the Energy Saving Trust as experts on their Green Neighbourhood panel.
Interactive Presentations (Case Studies)
In Shelford, just outside Cambridge, we provided an interactive presentation on solar technologies. This included how both Solar Thermal and Photovoltaics work, how much they can cost, how you can install yourself and how communities can work together to get better deals. After the presentation we held a comprehensive question and answer session where we gave specific advice to homeowners interested in installations.
On another occasion we were called upon by a small community called Slip End in Luton to investigate the possibilities for them to renovate a Community building and investigate the possibility for on-site renewables.
We were able to visit the area, provide a survey and a full report on their options, including information on any grants that may be available or any planning permissions which would need to be requested.
If your community requires some technical advice please do get in touch. If we are unable to help we will usually know someone who can.
Support for Community Energy Projects
In order to provide support to communities in developing local energy projects, NEF has developed a series of pages in partnership with DECC. For more information, please contact us.