Looking to make your home more energy efficient?

Is your home energy efficient?

Is your home energy efficient?

Exeter Community Energy (ECOE) has launched its new Retrofit Advice Service, aimed at helping homeowners and landlords to transform their homes for a low carbon future. ECOE can:

  • Carry out a detailed assessment of your home
  • Produce a report to assist you with achieving your upgrade goals
  • Provide advice on any funding or grants you may be eligible for
  • Arrange a follow up consultation and discuss further support available from ECOE
  • Help you find reputable contractors to take work through to completion

Many of us are concerned about the rising costs of energy and the climate crisis.  As a homeowner, you may be keen to reduce your energy bills or invest in renewable technology but be confused about where to start. Retrofit isn’t always straightforward and queries and concerns are common, particularly at the start. What are the right measures for my home?
Who are the most experienced, trustworthy contractors?
What is the best price?
How long will it take?
What degree of improvement will I see?

ECOE’s Retrofit Advice Service is here to help. This customer centric, not for profit advice service from the award-winning team at ECOE offers clear, independent advice and support for retrofitting and upgrading your property, delivered by an experienced team of retrofit qualified advisors. By carrying out such work you can:

  • Reduce property running costs
  • Save carbon emissions
  • Improve comfort levels
  • Improve indoor air quality
  • Reduce risk of condensation and mould
  • Futureproof your property, getting it ready for energy storage or demand response

Who we are

Exeter Community Energy (ECOE) is a community-owned social enterprise originally formed in 2014 to deliver projects to generate renewable energy in Exeter. Alongside this energy generation we developed our award-winning fuel poverty advice service in 2017, and have already helped more than 5,000 local homes in our area* to reduce their energy consumption. We know that retrofitting existing housing stock and energy demand management have a critical part to play in our future, helping us to save energy and improve efficiency. Householders save money, less energy is used and carbon emissions are reduced.

The Retrofit Advice Service is being delivered under the Energy Saving Devon partnership whose vision is to work together to make every house in Devon regenerative, healthy to live in and affordable to run, in line with the Devon Carbon Plan.

Energy Saving Devon is a not-for-profit partnership between all the local authorities in Devon, their strategic partners and local community energy organisations. It is administered by Devon County Council.

Energy Saving Devon is working with local Community Energy Groups, like ECOE, to deliver clear, independent advice and support to help you plan, procure and deliver your retrofit project to a high standard.

*ECOE offers energy, fuel poverty and retrofit advice in Exeter, East Devon, Mid Devon, Teignbridge and Torbay

ECOE’s Healthy Homes for Wellbeing project

If your household is on low income or benefits then please see our Healthy Homes for Wellbeing project as you may be entitled to free advice and referrals for enabling grants for your retrofit requirements.


How does this retrofit service work?
Read on to learn more and to register for the service 

Or Pop along to one of our Retrofit Advice Drop in sessions where you can talk with an experienced Retrofit Advisor
Our first drop-ins are taking place in Mid Devon, with more locations to follow
Our Retrofit Advice Drop-Ins