Read or download our guides for step-by-step instructions on running a successful community energy project
Kick-start your community project with our online tools, designed to help you whatever your community project. You may be aiming to make your community building more energy efficient, trying to bring renewable energy to your community, or just get ideas for making an impact on the carbon footprint in your area.
A community project goes through different stages. Work out where you are now, and you can decide what you should do next, and what resources are available to help you.
Plan – At this stage your group is planning what type of project to do, developing short-term actions and a long-term plan that is tailored to your community.
Do – You will have a clear action plan for what you want to do, look to get funds for your project, and make it happen.
Review – Once you've completed your project and celebrated your successes, review your action plan and perhaps start planning your next project.
Engage – Throughout your project, you need to get support and maintain it, by communicating your ideas with your group and with the wider community.
Engage your community by inviting them to measure their carbon emissions. This tool will provide you with an estimate of your overall community footprint.
This lets you develop a plan to reduce your community’s overall carbon footprint. Choose the most effective actions and find out how much carbon your community could save.