For those of you not familiar with the ASSA Climate Action Network (ASSA CAN), it is an innovative way to collectively reduce our domestic energy use through an increase in energy efficiency and the the use of renewables. The best thing about it is that it it will cost you nothing because the money you save on your energy bill is used to finance the home improvements over time.
Our original intention was to coordinate a group of commercial partners to carry out the individual home energy assessments, install the insulation and new boilers etc, finance it over a number of years and provide dedicated support. At the last ASSA meeting we reviewed three options for commercial partners. Two options would have involved a lot of organisational work and carried some unknown risks. However as luck would have it, British Gas New Energy, our third option, have been thinking along the same lines as us and are looking to trial just such an idea.They will provide each element of the service and you don’t even need to be a customer of theirs.
Over the next few weeks we will be working with British Gas to develop the service before launching in Jan/Feb 2009. Please give Chris Morrison a call (07971 198555) if you are interested in taking part or would just like to find our more.