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					   WHAT ENERGY EFFICIENCY SCHEMES DOES YOUR SUPPLIER OFFER?

          British Gas
     London Energy
                             0845 965 0650
                             0800 096 9966
                                                    www.house.co.uk
                                                    www.london-energy.com
                                                                                        Saving Energy, Money and
             Npower

          Powergen
                              0800 022 220

                              0500 201 000
                                                    www.npower.com

                                                    www.powergen.co.uk
                                                                                             the Environment
      ScottishPower           0800 332 233          www.scottishpower.co.uk            Your guide to grants, discounts and sources of information for making
                                                                                                         your home more energy efficient
    Southern Electric        0845 777 6633          www.southern-electric.co.uk

              SWEB           0800 328 9014          www.sweb.co.uk

               Virgin        0800 085 0000          www.virgin-energy.co.uk



             SOME INTERESTING WEBSITES FOR YOU TO VISIT!

                                   Green Tariffs    www.greenelectricity.org.uk

                 National Energy Foundation         www.nef.org.uk

                                       Insulation   www.insulationassociation.org.uk

        Office of Gas & Electricity Regulation      www.ofgem.gov.uk

                        Boiler Efficiency Ratings   www.sedbuk.com

                           Energy Saving Trust      www.est.org.uk

                        Climate Change (IPCC)       www.ipcc.ch
                                                                                             This information is available in large print
                                   Environ Trust    www.environ.org.uk
                                                                                              Call 0800 512 012 to request your copy
                          Solar Energy Alliance     www.gosolar.u-net.com

                          Gas Safety Watchdog       www.corgi-gas-safety.com           There may be special help only available within your local authority, please call us on
                                                                                                                 0800 512 012 to find out more.
            Centre for Alternative Technology       www.cat.org.uk

                              Climate Challenge     www.climatechallenge.gov.uk

   Calculate and offset your carbon emissions       www.climatecare.org                   Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire
                                                                                          Local Authorities Energy Partnership
YOU TELL US!
                         Do you know anything not listed here that should be?            This information is for residents of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. If you don‟t live in either of these
 0800 512 012
                                                                                                    counties you can get similar information for your area by calling 0800 512 012.
                                ALL COMPANIES OFFER FREE INSULATION FOR THOSE ON QUALIFYING BENEFITS
                     Boilers bought through the Magic Boiler Scheme start at                                 Visit the Energy saving Trust‟s website www.est.org.uk for
                     the discounted price of £492.42 inc VAT (not including                                  general information and fact-sheets. Or you could contact
                     installation).                                                                          the National Energy Foundation on 01908 665 555
                                                                                                             (www.nef.org.uk).
 DISCOUNTED                                                                                 RENEWABLE
                     Worcester, Vaillant, Baxi-Potterton, Alpha, Ideal, Vokera,
 BOILERS AND                                                                                  ENERGY
                     Ariston, and Glow-worm boiler models available with £30                                 Homeowners, communities or developers can apply for
   HEATING
                     cash-back on top of discount (cash back will reduce to £20                              grants of varying amounts through the Low Carbon
  CONTROLS                                                                                    MICRO-
                     in May 2006). With all boilers being „A‟ rated condensing                               Buildings Programme. Grants are for all types of
                                                                                            GENERATION
                     type (to comply with new building regulations) they‟re all                              renewable micro-generation technologies (i.e. solar
  0800 512 012
                     more than 90% efficient. Danfoss heating controls (e.g.                                 photovoltaic, wind turbines, small hydro, solar thermal hot
                                                                                            0800 915 7722
                     thermostat, programmer etc) also available through the                                  water, ground/water/air source heat pump, bio-energy,
                     scheme at a discount.                                                                   renewable CHP, micro CHP, fuel cell). For more information
                                                                                                             go to www.lowcarbonbuildings.org.uk
   CENTRAL           Visit www.centralheating.co.uk for lots and lots of general
   HEATING           information about central heating systems. Find out how                                 Best available deal on solar thermal hot water systems in
                                                                                              SUNGAIN
 0845 600 2200       efficient your boiler is at www.boilers.org.uk                                          Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire. More information can be
                                                                                            0115 985 9057
                                                                                                             found at www.nottenergy.com
                     Government grants for those on qualifying benefits. If
 WARM FRONT          you own your own home or rent it from a private landlord
 0800 316 2814       then you can apply for a grant up to £2700 to pay for „warm              GREEN          Get your electricity from renewable sources! For more
                     improvements‟ including changes to your heating system.                ELECTRICITY      information go to http://www.greenelectricity.org
                                                                           rd
                     Highly efficient Mira electric showers with around 1/3 off
 DISCOUNTED
                     full price available to buy from the Magic Shower Scheme.                               The Stay Warm tariff from Powergen offers fixed price gas
  SHOWERS
                     Prices start from £119 (inc VAT). Please note prices do not             STAY WARM       and electricity bills, regardless of usage. To be eligible you,
 0800 512 012
                     include installation.                                                  (POWERGEN)       or someone in your home must be over 60 years of age, and
                                                                                            0800 169 4694    your home must have 3 bedrooms or less with no more than
                     Natural light and heat through a “tube”, especially good for                            4 people living in your home.
  SUNPIPES
                     windowless rooms. Buy from Joulesave Ltd, 27 Water Lane,
 01572 768 362                                                                                               Energywatch (www.energywatch.org.uk) offer price
                     Grantham NG33 5QJ (email: sales@joulesave.co.uk)
                                                                                                             comparison charts and impartial advice on switching energy
                                                                                                             supplier. They can also help if you have a complaint to make
                     Low energy light bulbs, clockwork/solar radios, solar
 MAIL ORDER                                                                                   ENERGY         about your supplier.
                     torches, solar fountains, solar battery chargers, eco laundry
 0116 299 5146                                                                                 WATCH
                     balls, radiator panels and other green items.
                                                                                            0845 906 0708    For free gas services or help with reading/moving meters
                     For properties without cavity walls you can insulate internally                         ask energywatch for the Priority Service Register. To be
 SOLID WALL          using a product called Sempatap (a foam wall covering,                                  eligible you must be of pensionable age, have a disability,
 INSULATION          10mm thick and supplied in rolls). There is currently a 20%                             long-term ill health or be blind/visually-impaired.
 0800 512 012        discount on this product when bought through the Magic
                                                                                            HOME ENERGY      Call us to complete a Home Energy Check questionnaire.
                     Wall Scheme.
                                                                                               CHECK         We‟ll send you a written report with some personalised tips
                     Our advice centre is next door to the Town Hall in Buxton
                                                                                             0800 512 012    on how to save money and energy in your home.
   VISIT US!         9-10 St Anne‟s Square, Market Place, SK17 6EA. We have lots of                          Call or visit www.est.org.uk/myhome for lots of information
 Nottinghamshire     leaflets and free advice to give. If you visit us then you can claim      ENERGY
  and Derbyshire                                                                                             on saving energy, including a useful list of energy saving
                     two FREE energy saving light bulbs (four if you‟re on benefits).       SAVING TRUST
 Energy Efficiency                                                                                           recommended products (products listed include all types
                     Extra bulbs can be bought for £1.50 each.                               0800 915 7722
  Advice Centre                                                                                              of electrical appliance, boilers etc)
                     You can also buy reflective radiator panels (£20 for 4-5
Tel: 01298 766880                                                                            NEED MORE       Email: energyadvice@highpeak.gov.uk
                     radiators or £25 for 8-10 radiators) and thick hot water
 Fax: 01298 27783                                                                             ADVICE?        Phone: 0800 512 012
                     tank jackets for £5.


                                   Need more advice? Email: energyadvice@highpeak.gov.uk - Phone: 0800 512 012
                                  ALL COMPANIES OFFER FREE INSULATION FOR THOSE ON QUALIFYING BENEFITS

                                                                                                                     Grants for Insulation
                                                                                                                             April - May 2006
For general information on insulation products and a list of approved manufacturers
   you can contact the National Insulation Association on 01525 383313 or visit               Free and discounted loft and cavity wall insulation schemes
                     www.nationalinsulationassociation.org.uk

                                                                                             All companies listed over the page will insulate privately owned/rented houses
Loft Insulation - can save you around £25 on annual heating bills                             (landlord‟s permission required). But only a few companies can insulate council
 The recommended thickness for loft insulation is 250mm (10”). Existing                      or housing association properties (these are Heatsavers, Hillserve, Westville
    insulation should be topped up to this amount. A layer will need to be laid over          and Scottish Power).
    the joists in your loft space.
 The most common material used is rock or mineral wool. Other, more                         All prices are quoted as a guide for a typical 3 bed semi-detached house. The
    environmentally friendly materials are on the market but won‟t be installed               actual cost of work depends on the size and type of your property. Funding for
    through a grant scheme (call 0800 512 012 for more information).                          these schemes is constantly changing and guide prices are updated regularly.
 All loft insulation materials are treated with fire-retardant                               For an up to date list please call us on 0800 512 012.
 D.I.Y. enthusiasts can buy rolls of rock wool loft insulation on special offer (3 for
    the price of 2) at any Wickes and Focus stores. Call 0500 300 328 for Wickes or          All companies listed will come and do a free survey for you. They‟ll give you a
    0800 436 436 for Focus stores.                                                            quote for cost of work after which there‟s no obligation to proceed.

                                                                                             The „wait time for survey‟ is the time you can expect to wait before a company
Cavity Wall Insulation - can save you around £75 on annual heating bills                      can do the initial survey for you. Again, this is only there as a guide and times
 Most houses built after 1930 will have cavity walls. New build houses should                may vary.
   already be insulated. Please call 0800 512 012 for advice on wall types including
   insulating solid walls.                                                                   For loft insulation, more funding is available to households with no existing
 The most common material used is rock or mineral wool. Its form is broken down              insulation (i.e. virgin loft). Guide prices quoted for loft insulation are for virgin
   so it can be blown into the cavity with a specialist machine. Foam or polystyrene          lofts.
   beads can also be used, often in unusually large/small cavities.
 All cavity insulation materials are resistant to water penetration and won‟t               All companies listed will insulate your home for free if you are on
   transmit water across the cavity or absorb it from below the damp course.                  qualifying benefits. The qualifying benefits are as follows (other conditions
 Work is guaranteed for 25years by the Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency (call              may apply) – Council tax benefit: Housing benefit: Income support: Attendance
   01525 853300 or visit www.ciga.co.uk for more information)                                 allowance: State pension credit: Income-based job seekers allowance: Disability
                                                                                              living allowance: War disablement pension: Disablement pension: Child tax
                                                                                              credit: Working tax credit.
Solid Wall Insulation
For properties without cavity walls you can insulate internally using a product called       Solid Wall Insulation: For properties without cavity walls you can insulate
Sempatap (a foam wall covering, 10mm thick and supplied in rolls). There is currently         internally using a product called Sempatap (a foam wall covering, 10mm thick
a 20% discount on this product. Please call 0800 512 012 for more information.                and supplied in rolls). There is currently a 20% discount on this product.
                                                                                              Please call 0800 512 012 for more information.

Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire
Local Authorities Energy Partnership                                                           This information is available in large print
                                                                                                Call 0800 512 012 to request your copy


                                     Need more advice? Email: energyadvice@highpeak.gov.uk - Phone: 0800 512 012
                         ALL COMPANIES OFFER FREE INSULATION FOR THOSE ON QUALIFYING BENEFITS

                                      Loft insulation        Cavity wall
                                                                                Wait time
   Company            Telephone        guide price            insulation                                                   Notes
                                                                               for survey
                                       (virgin loft)         guide price
                                                                                            Deduct £15 off guide price if there are no tanks or pipes in loft.
     Millfold        0800 512 012       £149 - £259             £249
                                                                                            Hot water tank jackets fitted for £10 extra (if needed)
                                                                                            Very busy at the moment and therefore can only complete work
  Heat Project       0800 512 012       £180 - £300          £160 - £345       10+ weeks
                                                                                            for those on qualifying benefits but can be put on waiting list.

 Snug-as-a-Bug       0800 512 012          £299              £299 - £399        2 weeks     Must have less than 100mm (4") existing loft insulation

                                                                                            Can do housing association or council properties (letter of
   Heatsavers        0800 585 437       £299 - £399          £299 - £399        1 week
                                                                                            permission required)
                                                                                            Can do housing association or council properties (letter of
    Hillserve        0800 622 415          £125                 £150            1 week
                                                                                            permission required)
                                                                                            Loft insulation grants are only for people on benefits – you can
       KHI           0800 731 1881           ---                £299           1-2 weeks
                                                                                            obviously get the work done at full price

      Mark           0800 616 302          £249                 £249           4-6 weeks
                                                                                            Can do housing association or council properties (letter of
    Westville        0800 454 419          £110                 £150           1-2 weeks    permission required). Company is based in Sutton-in-Ashfield,
                                                                                            serving Nottinghamshire and most of Derbyshire.
    Absolute         0800 652 3777         £249                 £249           1-2 weeks

 Energy Support      0800 389 3238         £299              £299 - £399                    Must have less than 100mm (4") existing loft insulation
                                                                                            Can do housing association or council properties (letter of
 Scottish Power      0845 601 7836      £315 - £378          £315 - £378       1-4 weeks    permission required). Discounts offered to all, regardless of
                                                                                            energy supplier.
                                     Customers:    £249   Customers:    £225
   British Gas       0845 971 7731                                             2-3 weeks    Must have less than 75mm (3") existing loft insulation
                                      Otherwise:   £274    Otherwise:   £250
                                     Customers:    £150   Customers:    £150
   Powergen          0800 479 0162                                              6 weeks
                                      Otherwise:   £175    Otherwise:   £250
Southern Electric,
                                     Customers:    £35    Customers:    £130                Loft insulation grants are only for customers or people on benefits.
 Scottish Hydro,     0845 777 6633                                              6 weeks
                                      Otherwise:   ---     Otherwise:   £270                Must have less than 50mm (2") existing loft insulation
Atlantic, SWALEC
     npower
                     0800 022 220            ---                  ---           4 weeks     Only for npower customers on qualifying benefits
 customers only
                                                                                            Up to £2700 grant available for people on benefits. To pay for
   Warm Front        0800 316 2814           ---                  ---
                                                                                            „warm improvements‟ including loft and cavity wall insulation.


                            Need more advice? Email: energyadvice@highpeak.gov.uk - Phone: 0800 512 012

				
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