EST – Energy Saving Trust

EST – Energy Saving Trust

The Energy Saving Trust is an independent, UK-based organisation focused on promoting action that leads to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions – a key contributor to man-made climate change.

They are the main source of free advice and information for people across the UK looking to save energy, conserve water and reduce waste. They are impartial, and not tied to any particular commercial organisations or driven by political or corporate motivations.

They work with like minded organisations and groups who wish to tackle climate change, both in the public and private sector.

They have teams based in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, whilst in England they have a regional structure. This approach allows them to deliver UK-wide programmes on a country and regional basis, as well as country-specific programmes in each of the individual nations in the UK. It means they are able to offer people help tailored to their home type, circumstances and household budget. They direct people to the right grants to make change happen, from cavity walls, to loft insulation and installing more renewable energy sources.

The EST is funded by the UK government, devolved governments and the private sector.

Their purpose it to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions by helping people to use energy more efficiently, conserve water, reduce waste and make renewable energy sources more accessible. They also help people choose greener ways to travel at home and at work. They have a range of advice services – delivered at a local level – which provide practical solutions to environmental issues with enthusiasm and passion.