Helping homeowners and builders in the West of England to carry out energy saving home improvements and refurbishments with confidence.
Futureproof offers homeowners and builders much needed independent, impartial advice and support to help them carry out energy saving home improvements and retrofit.
Futureproof services are managed by the Centre for Sustainable Energy, a Bristol based charity with 40 years experience offering energy saving advice to households.
Training and skills development is offered by The Green Register, a not-for-profit organisation who have been leading sustainable construction training since 2000.
Funding for our services comes from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, with the aim of finding new ways to help people make their homes more efficient.
You can read more about the funding for this initiative on the government website.
What are we trying to achieve?
Futureproof is a long-term initiative that aims to accelerate the local demand and supply-chains for low carbon retrofit throughout the West of England, so that this kind of work can become the straightforward, natural choice for any building work done on our homes.
In the long term, this will help ensure all home improvements contribute to achieving the highly energy efficient, low carbon housing stock we need to tackle climate change.
Why do we need Futureproof?
The fact is, our older homes were simply not built to suit the way we live our lives today.
Over the years we’ve modernised our homes, sometimes for the better and sometimes with less successful outcomes – damp, condensation, mould growth and other unhealthy and unsightly consequences. Living in homes with these issues can be bad for our health and quality of life, as well as hard on our finances.
However, in most cases these issues are easy to resolve, and along with other energy saving improvements can see significant benefits to your surroundings, making it warmer, easier to heat, healthier for your family, and for the wider environment.
How can home improvement help the Climate Crisis?
people from the uk think that we are already feeling the effects of climate change.¹ Most in the UK think that people are responsible for climate change.
On 1 May 2019 the UK government declared a national Climate Emergency.²
The UK Committee on Climate Change³ stated that we must eliminate carbon emissions to
of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions are through use of oil and gas for heating and hot water for homes.4
For UK households to reach zero carbon emissions they must do straightforward improvements, such as insulation, draught proofing and new windows.5
By taking steps to make your home more energy efficient you are taking direct action today that will impact the environment for future generations.