Hello and welcome!

Welcome to MakeyourhomeEco - a community-based learning initiative that's all about helping you to take control of energy at home.
We're committed to working with groups in Bristol to help ordinary people in ordinary homes to work creatively to tackle energy, carbon and money issues at home. With fuel bills sky high and rising it's a timely initiative more than ever!
Bristol is leading the way in creating sustainable futures with a thriving community energy network that we're part of. We play our part through partnership working with others in the city.
MakeyourhomeEco complements neighbourhood energy groups and initiatives like Bristol Green Doors, and many dozens of other inspiring initiatives, individuals and projects. We work mostly by running short courses plus free drop-in workshops and games, when we can, to share ideas and learning through participatory, hands-on approaches to home energy issues.
We design our materials for homeowners and tenants alike. We aim to help you to discover how and why to start making changes to modify, refurbish and use your home; we invite you to come on one of our engaging and inspiring courses which will set you on the right path you choose.
We're a Community Learning Initiative that runs affordable courses in Bristol for people who are interested in making changes to their own homes and lives which will increase their awareness and motivation and save them ENERGY, MONEY and CARBON We aim to help participants follow their goals, dreams and values in what and how they tackle their projects.
You can also find us on Facebook, as: MakeyourhomeEco Bristol and the MakeyourhomeEco page.


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Courses this autumn in Bristol

September 26, 2016

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We still have places on our MakeyourhomeEco courses beginning in October, being held in partnership with BCR Energy Group. There’s funding for priority residents in Bishopston, Cotham and Redland wards of Bristol, but places are open to everyone. The course is all about demystifying home energy choices and options to help you take control of […]

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Pitfalls and Solutions for Internal Wall Insulation 

February 21, 2016

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A cautionary account, if rather technical, of the need for a very careful approach to installing internal wall insulation, written by Nick Lloyd of Urbane Eco for the Green Register blog. The risks of damp, mould build up, and damage by penetrating the new wall have to be considered. Source: Pitfalls and Solutions for Internal […]

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Heating your home: three costly thermostat mistakes – Telegraph

October 2, 2015

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Here’s a really helpful piece from the Energy Saving Trust: Find out the dos and don’ts of central heating, from setting the correct temperature to turning on and off, and save on your household bills Source: Heating your home: three costly thermostat mistakes – Telegraph

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Small changes for smaller energy bills – YouGen Blog

October 2, 2015

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With these basic savings from YouGen you can cut bills and waste: With autumn fast approaching, it’s time to think about ways to help reduce those dreaded energy bills. Today, I want to share with you 10 sim Source: Small changes for smaller energy bills | YouGen Blog | YouGen, Renewable Energy Made Easy

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Heating your home: three costly thermostat mistakes – Telegraph

October 2, 2015

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Some really helpful tips:  Find out the dos and don’ts of central heating, from setting the correct temperature to turning on and off, and save on your household bills Source: Heating your home: three costly thermostat mistakes – Telegraph

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Removing black mould and preventing condensation – Sust-it’s energy saving blog

January 3, 2015

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Really helpful, detailed guidance from Sust-It about preventing and tackling mould and condensation. Well worth a read! Removing black mould and preventing condensation | Sust-it’s energy saving blog.

New EU energy rules for TVs and other household gadgets

January 2, 2015

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New Ecodesign rulls to switch off appliances and save energy BBC News – New EU energy rules for TVs and other household gadgets.

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