Today marks the start of the Energy Saving Trust's fifteenth annual Energy Savings Week – a whole seven days devoted to raising awareness about green technology and reducing your carbon footprint. While the name of the organisation itself might not be familiar, you've probably come into contact with the Energy Saving Trust before, any time you've purchased a fridge, freezer, washing machine or boiler in the last decade and seen this sticker…
First established in 1993, the EST was set up to provide free advice to people in the UK on how they can reduce their energy bills, use less water and generally lead a greener day-to-day life. They also help people looking to start up their own green energy projects, such as installing solar panels on their roof or a wind turbine in their garden. They are a non-profit organisation supported by both the British government and a group of private energy companies, of which British Gas owner Centrica is a proud member.
This year, the theme of Energy Saving Week is 'Taking Back Control Of Your Bills' and over the next two weeks, in conjunction with British Gas's own 'Start Today' initiative, we're going to be explaining how you can help shave hundreds off your energy bills. Whether it's structural changes to your home, or simply behavioural changes to your everyday routine, the information we provide you with over the next fortnight is there to help you save money and help the world lower its overall carbon footprint.
Why not see how many changes you can make?
Learn more about the Energy Saving Trust and Energy Saving Week here.
Why not join them on Facebook too, for top tips all week long!
This Wednesday the British Gas EnergySmart team will be hosting a Twitter Q&A session to answer all your burning questions about saving energy, preparing for winter and how to be smart in your home. To submit your question simply tweet us (@BritishGas) using the hashtag #BGSmart. Make sure you join us on Wednesday 12-2pm to get involved in the conversation.