Green Homes

What’s it about in a nutshell?

Save money and save our planet

Green Homes is a project that has come from local people involved in Knowle West’s Carbon Makeover – we realised that because there is so much information on how to be more energy efficient, it can be very overwhelming.

We haven’t been able to find one source of information that tells us everything we need to know and keeps it real! We hope Green Homes is the answer to all your energy needs!

Energy saving tips

Green Homes includes useful information on energy saving methods.

Examples listed below – Please note all information is based on a 3 bedroom semi detached house, heated primarily with gas.

Wash your laundry at 30 degrees

30 degrees Tip

Lots of people say that they can’t wash their clothes at this temperature, but have you tried? The people that have never look back!…

Save £10 p/y
Save 45kg CO2 p/y

Install cavity wall insulation

Cavity Tip

Cavity walls can trap the heat in between them and keep us cold! Most heat in a home is lost in this way!…

Save £120 p/y
Save 808kg CO2 p/y

Only boil as much water as you need

Kettle Tip

This can take ages to get used to, what about using a measuring cup to get the quantities just right for what you need….

Save £10 p/y
Save 29kg CO2 p/y

For more tips on how to save energy, visit the HOW TO SAVE section of the Green Homes website.

Local Champions

Meet some of the local Knowle West energy-saving champions. These ‘Westers have already begun saving money and the planet!

Champions - Heather & Carrie Pickford

We are both very interested in ways to do more to save the environment and of course saving money is a good thing too so we used the energy meter and we were amazed at the result and we’d like to share the experience with everyone.

Heather & Carrie Pickford

Champion - Susan Smith

Through the energy training I have realised how much we waste in misusing energy and how much anyone can save in both energy and money by changing just a few things.

Susan & Michael Smith

Champions - Dave Wherrett

For anybody considering solar heating, don’t consider for too long – do it – you won’t regret it and you will save money. The only thing I wish was that I had done so a long time ago. I would advise anybody to do the same.

Dave Wherrett

Grants & Support

Be sure to check the Green Homes Grants & Support section to see if you are eligible.

We provide useful information for Homeowners, Privately renting tenants, Bristol City Council tenants and Tenants of other Housing Associations.

Get in touch

Contact us by any of the following methods


Tel: +44 (0)117 903 0444

Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West

Alternatively, visit our online contact form to submit an enquiry.

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