Energy Advice Tool,Smart Metering
The Energy Saving Trust Scotland commissioned us to design a tool for their Smart Metering Advice Portal. This tool combined our Dynamic Engine’s capabilities with real energy use data to provide relevant advice at key times and saving figures matched to the households exact energy usage.
Green Deal,Home Energy Advice Tool
Whitehill and Bordon Eco-town commissioned a ‘Home Energy Check’ tool as part of a project supported by DECC’s Green Deal Communities Fund. The tool is available to residents on the eco-town’s website and at a local “Eco station”.
Energy Advice Tool,Green Deal
A group of local authorities in Hampshire commissioned us to produce a “Green Deal Wizard” to encourage residents to take advantage of their new Green Deal services, this tool includes information about paying for energy efficiency improvements through the Green Deal and other finance mechanisms.
Carbon Price Floor,energy intensive industries,EU:ETS
ACE has submitted a written response to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills consultation on Energy intensive industries in the UK- maintaining international competitiveness.
In November 2011 the Chancellor announced that the government would implement measures to reduce the impact of policy on the costs of electricity for the most electricity-intensive industries, beginning in 2013 and worth around £250 million over the Spending Review period.
As part of this the government committed to compensate some electricity-intensive businesses to help offset the indirect cost of the Carbon Price Floor and the EU Emissions Trading System.
Government published a proposal setting out the eligibility and design of the scheme, and this consultation covers these proposals.
Read ACE’s response to the consultation here.
Home Energy Advice Tool,Off grid
Calor wanted to provide their rural customers with an online energy efficiency tool which was bespoke to rural housing types, fuels, and took into account rural specific considerations. The tool forms part of Calor’s Corporate Social Responsibility activity, helping their customers understand and manage their energy consumption more effectively.
In addition the tool acts as a showcase for Calor products, providing information about Calor LPG boiler systems.
See the tool on the Calor website, here.
Fuel Poverty,Warmer Houses Healthier Homes
Developing a website and forum for Housing, Health and Fuel Poverty
(website for UKPHA’s housing, health and fuel poverty forum.)
ACE has been working with the UK Public Health Association to develop a website for their housing, health and fuel poverty forum. www.warmerhealthyhomes.org.uk
The Forum seeks to assist cross-sector working to tackle cold homes by providing a forum for professionals – in the health, housing and energy sectors – to discuss and exchange their experiences of efforts to help people who are at risk from cold, damp homes. The new site aims to facilitate this, by encouraging affordable warmth schemes to tell it like it is, and as it happens – with the objective of bringing and keeping best practice up to date and accessible.