Green Heritage Homes

Warm, Efficient, Listed Buildings

There are many ways to conserve your beautiful listed home while saving energy and protecting our climate. We demystify this process through Green Heritage Homes.

We provide low-cost, high-quality, bespoke advice from conservation and energy professionals. Through in-person home visits and other useful resources, we can support you in making your listed building warmer, climate-friendly and cheaper to heat.

This is a grant-funded project in collaboration with Bath & North East Somerset Council, Bath Preservation Trust, the Centre for Sustainable Energy and People Powered Retrofit.

Become a Listed Building Energy Champion

Do you want to make your listed home more efficient, and would you be prepared to share your experience to help others do the same? We’re seeking 50 Listed Building Energy Champions in Bath & North East Somerset to spread the word that you can make listed buildings more efficient.

Champions get a special package of expert conservation advice and energy advice. You’ll receive the following services at a heavily discounted price:

A Bath & North East Somerset Council Conservation Officer will visit your home to provide guidance on which measures are most likely to be successful in receiving listed building consent.

This is a new pre-application service being piloted by B&NES Council. See here for more information.

A BWCE Retrofit Surveyor will also visit and provide a Futureproof Survey for your home.

This is a full, measured, whole-house energy survey and bespoke options appraisal report, designed to provide you with recommendations on the most cost-effective and impactful energy and carbon saving measures for your home, in line with the heritage recommendations from the Conservation Officer.

A Futureproof survey would normally cost £650 – £900. 

Price: We can offer significant discounts until February 2025 for those willing to be Listed Building Energy Champions:

      • £100+VAT for a 1-2 bed home 
      • £150+VAT for a 3-4 bed home 
      • £175+VAT for a 5-bed home  
      • £200+VAT for a 6-bed home 

Becoming a champion involves participating in case studies and sharing information on energy use with our team and wider networks – you will help inspire others.

register your interest in becoming a champion

Are you the landlord of a listed building?

If so, we have a special service to help. A Bath & North East Somerset Conservation Officer can visit you to provide expert conservation advice on energy measures. A BWCE surveyor will also check how these measures would affect your Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating.

Our grant enables us to provide this service at steeply discounted rates.

Coming soon

  • Training for homeowners and professionals: Learn how to assess the historic significance of a building and apply for energy efficiency measures through the Listed Building Consent process.
  • Spotlight Sessions: Events where listed building owners can meet a B&NES Council Conservation Officer and BWCE Energy Expert for informal advice.
  • Videos showcasing measures: Such as double glazing, air source heat pumps, solar panels and wall insulation, that have all been granted Listed Building Consent. This will draw on the B&NES Council guidance which can be found here.
  • Home Energy Advice Visit from Bath Preservation Trust: Drawing on the Trust’s deep knowledge of local buildings, this will inform a listed building consent application. See more on Bath Preservation Trust.

About Green Heritage Homes

BWCE is leading the project, in partnership with Bath & North East Somerset Council, Bath Preservation Trust, the Centre for Sustainable Energy and People Powered retrofit. 

Our Home Energy Service work is part-funded by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero working with the South West Net Zero Hub to deliver the Local Energy Advice Demonstrator Programme (LEAD).

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