Improving Energy Performance in Buildings

The Building Retrofit Information Hub

An initiative from HGN to bring together people, information and professional expertise to help with the challenge of making homes (and workplaces) comfortable year-round in the face of high heating bills and the need to cut carbon emissions.

Keep Herefordshire Warm

The team of trained energy advisors give free energy efficiency advice that will help you stay warmer and healthier in your home. This ranges from simple changes you can make, to helping you access grants for insulation or providing information about renewable technologies.

Building Heat Loss Map

Enter a postcode or address to search for a property and view the heat loss. Click on the property to reveal the level of heat loss identified during the survey. The information does not cover all properties – only those in Hereford, the market towns and several villages.


Councillor Sally Longford of Nottingham City Council talks about the innovative collaboration between Nottingham City Homes, Melius Homes and Energiesprong that created a UK housing first.

Marches Community-Led Housing

Our mission is to help you access information and funding so you can confidently navigate through planning policy and working with key partners.



Neighbourhood planning offers communities the opportunity to develop a positive vision of their future. Pioneering towns, villages and neighbourhoods are already mapping out ambitious plans that will improve quality of life and at the same time make the transition to a low carbon energy and transport system.


Western Power Distribution has a wide range of outreach schemes and partnerships to help support customers in vulnerable situations, including power cut vulnerability and fuel poverty. It is vital that we continually take steps to update and enhance WPD’s understanding of the nature and distribution of vulnerable households across our area.

We therefore use data to identify areas with the highest concentrations of vulnerable customers. Much better outcomes for customers are achieved through the ability to target outreach projects in areas of the highest vulnerability or deprivation following on from this analysis.

HGN are delighted to be able to share the video of the recent free, public webinar led by the HGN Vice Chair, Gordon Coppock (Pomona solar, KLEEN, Kington Community Energy) for anyone interested in identifying potential sites for community solar PV, in post-subsidy times.

This popular event (94 people signed up) provided training for people to understand larger scale community energy projects and how to identify potential sites.

Click here to watch the recording.