Home Energy Centre
HEC 1: Ilminster HEC 2 : Chard
Located in the market towns of Ilminster and Chard, South Somerset, UK
The Centres are pathfinders for a nation-wide association of community-based Home Energy Centres
Home Energy Centres seek to enable the reduction of fossil-fuel energy consumption and of carbon emissions in their communities.
HEC Ilminster was founded in 2011 by two local citizens who understood that the public needed easily-accessible, free information and guidance about energy efficiency and renewable energy generation
HEC Chard was opened in November 2015
The Home Energy Centres are supported by localGen, a local community energy consultant, and are run with the help of local volunteers
The Centres have a friendly, helpful atmosphere where visitors can browse,read the brochures and other information sheets to look up the products and services available locally (and some further afield) and get free and impartial energy advice and information
Keep your Home Happy….not Sad..
..keep your Home energy-efficient..
The Centre provide access to the expertise of independent Domestic Energy Assessors and former Green Deal Advisors and energy surveys can be arranged, with Energy Performance Certificates if required
The HEC also hosts a series of seminars, workshops, briefings and training on a regular basis, and holds Open Afternoons and Talks every fortnight at the Ilminster Centre
Funding comes from several sources. The HEC:
- is a ShowCase where suppliers have the opportunity to display their eco-products in the permanent showroom.
- produces an e-newsletter and publication, Home Energy Showcase which provide news and updates on energy saving and energy efficiency and receives advertising income
- carries out energy audits and suggests ways for householders to save money and reduce their energy bills. There can be a small charge for this work
For more information, drop in to the Home Energy Centre based in Ditton Street, Ilminster, Somerset or to Chard, at 2 High Street
Ilminster: open from 14:00 – 18:.00 weekdays, and from 10:00 -14:00 on Saturday
We are in the town centre of Ilminster (TA19 0BQ) with parking close by and in Chard, just up from the Guildhall
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