Sustainable Energy Academy - SuperHomes

In 2007, John Doggart, Chairman of the Sustainable Energy Academy, approached the Foundation to provide secretariat services for the charity. Having very similar aims, we were delighted to assist. We provided full management services and developed the SEA initiative that later became the multi-award-winning SuperHomes project.

What is SuperHomes?

SuperHomes is a network and it provides support to homeowners who have already renovated their homes to achieve an assessed carbon saving of at least 60%. The aim is to increase the network to 500 SuperHomes that are local and publicly accessible by 2020.

In 2009, the project won the highly prestigious Ashden Award for sustainability, presented by HRH Prince Charles.

More awards followed and by early 2014 there were 175 SuperHomes.

 
 
 

Our role in SuperHomes

We provided the following services:

  • Full project management.

  • Director-level staff.

  • Support to help homeowners open to the public.

  • Website Manager.

  • Online media and marketing.

  • Secretariat services (including recruitment, office space, human resources services).

 

 

 

 

In March 2014, SEA merged with the National Energy Foundation and the Foundation took over full operational responsibility for the SuperHomes project.

Related services

Project Management & Development

We have extensive experience in project management and development. We have a diverse skill set including: technical, communication, public engagement and facilitation expertise. In addition to our ability to write successful funding bids, our skills enable us to provide comprehensive project support.

SuperHomes

SuperHomes are older homes refurbished by their owners for greater comfort, lower bills and far fewer carbon emissions – at least 60% less! This makes them some of the UK homes most improved for energy use. The owners volunteer their time to host free national open days which inspire visitors to improve their own homes, knowing more about the benefits and challenges involved.