- Eco-town status
- The Delivery Board
- Specialist Groups
- Standing Conference
- Eco-town vision and targets
- Watch the construction of the Exhibition House
- The revised masterplan
- Green network enhancement – consultation
- Website terms and conditions
- Bus and train
- Business travel
- Useful travel links
- Finding a route
- Town transport manager
- Contact us
Green Deal (Not restricted to the Eco-town)
This is a new scheme from central government to help householders make energy-saving improvements to their homes. Funds are provided to pay for the upfront cost of large energy-saving works. These funds are then repaid via energy bills. For information on how the Eco-town is involved please click here.
Renewable heating grants (Not restricted to the Eco-town)
One-off grants are available for solar thermal panels, heat pumps and biomass boilers until the end March 2014. These are from central government, please click here for further information.
There is now a waiting list for these.
Grants of £500 were being offered to residents living in Whitehill, B0rdon and Lindford for replacing their old, inefficient (F or G rated) boilers with a new, efficient (A rated) boiler.
Energy saving advice
Useful information on different energy measures and energy saving tips can be found at Energy Saving Trust
If you are interested in Biomass, the Biomass Energy Centre’s website may be a useful resource
Previous schemes in Whitehill & Bordon Eco-town
Free cavity wall and loft insulation
October 2010-February 2012
More than 1,000 households received free cavity wall and/or loft insulation, thanks to Eco-town funding. This will save an estimated 650 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year. Also, it is estimated that a household who had both measures installed will save around £310 a year on their energy bills.
For more information on this scheme please contact the Eco-town team at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01730 234352
Low Carbon Communities Challenge (LCCC)
September 2010 – March 2011
Funded by the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC), this project enabled 35 householders to benefit from energy saving measures, such as solar panels and double glazing, purchased through interest-free loans. The impact of these measures is now being analysed.
For further information from DECC on the LCCC scheme, please visit their website.
Local Environment Assessment Fund (LEAF)
February – March 2012
Funded by the Department of Energy & Climate Change and working in partnership with East Hampshire Environment Network (EHEN), a range of activities were carried out to raise awareness about energy saving.
This included 38 householders benefiting from home energy surveys that provided impartial advice to each home on what kind of measures could reduce their fuel bills.
Free events for residents and businesses were also held in the town to promote energy efficiency.
In addition, work started on tackling solid wall homes in the town.
Since this project finished the Eco-town team has been exploring options to help householders in the town to further improve the energy efficiency of their home.
EHEN is a local group who share their knowledge and expertise on environmental projects. To find out more about EHEN please click here