This project is phase I of a programme of work initiated by DECC to update the evidence base for the UK non-domestic buildings sector. The aim was to test effectiveness of different survey methods and review the accuracy of data and modelling from this.
Research to ensure the (then) forthcoming Community Energy Strategy was underpinned by a strong evidence base. This report reviews existing evidence relating to the role and impact of community energy activity in the UK.
A process evaluation of DECC's CEEOP, a pilot initiative designed to build a better understanding of the effectiveness of community engagement as an approach to increasing household awareness of, demand for, and installation of energy efficiency measures.
A process evaluation of the Local Energy Assessment Fund (LEAF), the aim of which was to help prepare communities to take action on energy efficiency and renewable energy and to take advantage of the opportunities offered by policies.
Research to review the delivery and impact of community energy projects and to establish the scale of community energy activity in the UK to supplement DECC's evidence base and inform their Community Energy Strategy.