Nottingham Energy Partnership (NEP) are an independent, award-winning Climate Action Charity and registered Home Improvement Agency delivering projects that tackle fuel poverty, increase household energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.
For over 20 years NEP have led low carbon retrofit projects at many scales across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Most recently NEP have been involved in developing the Green Meadows Project, a local inner-city climate action initiative funded by the National Lottery Climate Action Fund. Built on the ambitions of the people of the Meadows to live within the Earth’s limits, the approach is designed to support the community to take action on climate change; empowering and enabling them to make a difference to their own lives, their local area, and their planet.
What encouraged you to become a member of ASBP?
Nottingham Energy Partnership, as a carbon reduction charity, have long been advocates of sustainable building products. As part of the Green Meadows Community Climate Action Project, we hope to further promote their use through our new DIY retrofit programme, providing practical training to empower the Meadows community to take energy-saving retrofit into their own hands.
Our long history of working with fuel-poor households has taught us the difference that a warm and healthy home can make to people’s health and well-being. We are keen to maximise the benefits of our projects by using materials and processes which contribute to the long-term health of households and the wider environment.
Whilst many centrally funded projects tackle only one element of carbon reduction, we aim to take a holistic approach. A focus on operational carbon and energy performance is essential: yet to make a deeper impact we must consider all the ways in which our buildings affect our environment.