The independant authority The Energy Saving Trust are an absolute mine of information and are most keen to help the average home owner save energy throughout the home from the water we waste to the heat that escapes through our walls.
This advice covers ways of using energy better as well as information on green and renewable technologies such as external wall insulation and photovoltaic solar panels.
They have a superb website – www.energysavingtrust.org.uk – full of helpful advice and there are also advice lines you can ring as well. For those of you who prefer a face to face discussion the Energy Saving Trust also have a network of Regional Offices that act as walk in centres.
In addition to the above services the Regional Offices also run a series of travelling roadshows across their regions and to find out if they are due in your neighbourhood either give them a call or check out the website.
They are also very influential with Government and the Energy Companies so can often offer advice on possible grant aid for solid wall external insulation for instance.