Consumers are bombarded with information about saving energy and tackling climate change from the internet. However many websites are superficial or fail to tailor their message to the specific needs of users. Others lack interactivity or speak only to those already committed to take action. The National Energy Foundation can work with you to overcome these constraints, and produce clear content that enables users to find the most appropriate solutions to save energy, switch to renewables and beat climate change.
Information and Advice websites
We can produce locally tailored websites, relating global climate change to local action. These sites can include links to local grants or bulk purchase schemes or to community groups or special interest groups acting in a local authority district. They can also show local risks arising from unchecked climate change and offer ideas on adaptation. Most sites focus on action to reduce CO2 emissions at an individual or community level, but we can also look at longer adaptation needs. We can embed simple tools, such as the Carbon Workout for individuals or SMEs, or the Simple Carbon Calculator, and can include questionnaires hosted by third parties. We can create a standalone site from scratch, or can use standard style sheets to produce a section on sustainable energy or climate change that merges seamlessly into an existing website.
In 2008-10 we worked with Milton Keynes Council and local web designers on the Council's ThimkAgain! campaign, incorporating friendly characters to communicate the message that citizens' actions can make a difference in combatting climate change.
We can also create low cost micro-sites for use on company intranets, that can link into specific awareness campaigns.
Fully interactive sites
We can also work with public or private sector bodies in scoping and project managing more complex websites. At the scoping level, we worked with the agency of a devolved administration to specify a consumer renewable energy advice system and with an energy utility to define options for SME energy saving advice.
We have worked collaboratively on several projects, including Check Renewables (in the Northwest), T-Zero (a TSB-supported project providing consumer pathways towards zero-emission homes) and led the development of LogiCity, a virtual reality game with the aim of saving a city from the worst effects of climate change. Where necessary, we will advise on selecting a technical web development partner.
Find Out More
If you are intending to develop a campaign or website to show the benefits of sustainable energy or communicating the risks surrounding climate change, then please get in contact.
For further information contact our Communications and Web Development Team on 01908 665555.