Greener Housing home energy efficiency scheme 

Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes jointly provide this scheme. By securing a variety of funding streams we can provide energy efficiency projects for Nottingham's social and private homes at reduced rates.

Save Money on Your Energy Bills

There are a range of energy specialists from local organisations in Nottingham who can help you save money on your energy bills. Read our leaflet to find out who best to speak to help you tackle your energy usage and bills.  

Is your house a Greener House? For tips of how to save money and reduce your carbon footprint in the home view our guide.

Greener Housing

Greener Housing is an area based scheme which has already improved the energy efficiency of thousands of homes across Nottingham. The scheme is live in the following areas;

  • Bilborough,
  • Sneinton (Windmill Lane area)
  • Aspley

Households that are eligible for the works will be contacted by either Nottingham City Homes or Nottingham Energy Partnership to book their appointment for an assessment.

To find out more Nottingham City Homes tenants should contact 0300 333 8100.
Private homeowners should contact Nottingham Energy Partnership on 0300 688 0808.

Energy Company Obligation Phase 2  ECOT2

The government has recently launched the next phase of its Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, this is an energy efficiency scheme to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. 

To enable this new funding stream from central Government to be made available to Nottingham households Nottingham City Council has published its Statement of Intent.

This will be made available to all tenures; privately rented, homeowners and social housing, who live within Nottingham City Councils boundaries, see below for more information.


Sneinton is the focus of an EU funded project four hundred homes in the Windmill Lane area are part of a European project to make them warmer, cheaper to run and fit for the future.

The £5m project, called REMOURBAN, is piloting new technologies to make a change in the amount of energy older houses use, so they’re ready for low carbon standards in 2050. 

The project will reduce residents’ bills and make them warmer through innovative insulation techniques, and in some cases, energy generation and battery storage.  Some measures such as external wall insulation will also transform how homes and neighbourhoods look.
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Recognition for Greener Housing

Nottingham City Council was announced the winner of the Local Government Chronicle Awards 2014: Energy Efficiency.

Following a visit from Amber Rudd MP, Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change the scheme has been showcased by Government as their flagship Green Deal case study.

Greener Solar Housing

To meet their commitment to tackle climate change and to help to lower energy bills for the city, Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes have installed solar panels on around 4,000 Nottingham City Homes’ rooftops.

Households benefit from the free and green electricity generated and due to the Government’s Feed-in Tariff scheme (FiTs) which rewards investment in renewable energy, the installation costs are more than covered and extra income is generated for the council.

Greener Solar Housing is an area-based scheme which is currently closed.

Green Homes Grant

Low-income homeowners and private renters in Nottingham can apply to the City Council to have solar panels fitted to their properties free of charge, in a bid to reduce energy bills and reduce carbon emissions.

Nottingham City Council has secured £4,367,540 from the Government’s Green Homes Grant to fit solar panels to around 655 properties in the city.

This is the latest in a series of schemes which has seen the council use Government funding to install solar panels on over 4,000 social housing properties since 2012. The rollout, due to start next month, comes as energy prices are rising and concerns increase about the need for greener ways to heat and power homes.

Installing solar panels is expected to save around £240 a year in electricity costs per household and would equate to a carbon saving of 440 tonnes over 655 properties.

To be eligible for the scheme, the property must be in the City of Nottingham and have a low energy performance and the household income must be less than £30,000 a year. Anyone interested in applying or finding out more can contact or call 0115 666 7298.