Energy efficiency case studies

Learn more about Climate Challenge Fund projects involving energy efficiency advice through video features and downloadable case studies.

The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) has supported projects that have involved energy efficiency. These projects aim to reduce carbon emissions from energy use by working with households in their community to reduce energy use. Projects can help households install energy efficiency measures, promote locally sourced wood fuel, promote home renewable technologies and reduce energy consumption through behaviour change.

You can view video features and downloadable case studies of CCF projects involving energy efficiency below.

Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust run the East Sutherland Energy Advice Service, (ESEAS), which is supported by a grant from the CCF. The ESEAS project offers home energy advice, helping the community to improve energy efficiency, reducing carbon emissions and helping to tackle climate change. Support is available to homeowners and those living in private or social housing.


The Communities for Conservation project helps people from diverse communities in Edinburgh to reduce their carbon emissions through home energy efficiency advice, cycle training and advice on food growing. The project also provides information on climate change and has a close partnership with Home Energy Scotland to support households to save energy.


Local Energy Action Plan (LEAP) - Lochwinnoch were awarded CCF grants to provide free energy efficiency advice to four local communities as well as a car club, reducing carbon footprint and bills while improving local transport options.

The SCOREscotland Green Futures project, Edinburgh, worked with members of black and ethnic minority communities in south west Edinburgh, raising their awareness of climate change and supporting them to take actions to reduce carbon emissions.

Fintry F8 project, run by Fintry Development Trust, Stirlingshire, helped the local community move towards micro-renewables, increased energy efficiency and lower carbon transport options. The project has also developed a Centre of Low Carbon Excellence to share knowledge and experience.

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