The facts 

  • Institutional buildings account for 29% of carbon emissions from energy consumption in Mendip 
  • Energy used to heat and power Mendip households account for 25% of the district's total carbon emissions 
  • 71% of Mendip households are heated by mains gas 

The plan 

  • Reduce carbon footprint of all Mendip District Council buildings and facilities 
  • Support and encourage Mendip residents to reduce their household carbon footprints associated with heat and power 
  • Increase and promote renewable energy throughout the district 

Key sources of advice & information: 

  • Do you want to make your home more energy efficient? Organisations such as the Centre of Sustainable Energy and Energy Saving Trust provide helpful advice and support on topics such as insulation and renewable energy.  
  • The Carbon Trust's green business directory list accredited suppliers for energy efficiency and renewable energy installations. 
  • Have you thought about installing solar panels, but don't know where to start? IDDEA have launched "Solar Streets" campaigns in Wells and Frome, and can provide advice on how to install renewables in the home.  
  • For further tips on how to improve the energy efficiency of your home, download our Home Energy Checklist
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  • Do you live in an older house or listed building? The energy performance of historic buildings can often be improved and Historic England have provided guidance and best practice on how to increase the energy efficiency of an older house - potentially lowering your energy bills and making it more comfortable. Visit Historic England for more information.
  • Frome Town Council have produced a Green Directory of suppliers and businesses that can help you improve your home and make it more comfortable and environmentally-friendly. Many of the businesses are local, wherever possible. Visit The Green Directory to find a supplier to help you reduce the carbon footprint of your home and potentially save money too.