What We Do

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 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 f
ounded 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

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Keep your Home Happy….not Sad..

      ..keep your Home energy-efficient..

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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 in The Greenhouse Cafe, Ilminster, Somerset or to Chard, at SMS 2 High Street

We are in the town centre of Ilminster (TA19 0DH) with parking close by and in Chard, just up from the Guildhall

Contact us:

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