Report on the outcomes of The C.H.E.E.S.E. Project

Jamie Hanlon, April 2020

We have just published our latest report on the outcomes of The C.H.E.E.S.E Project, covering Phases 3 and 4 (winters 2017/18 and 2018/19). The report was written by James Gourlay, a Geography undergraduate at The Univeristy of Bristol, and funded by the University's Q-step Programme.

Read the report here and see our documents page for previous reports.

Executive summary

The C.H.E.E.S.E (Cold Home Energy Efficiency Survey Experts) Project is a not-for-project community interest company (CIC) that aims to tackle both fuel poverty and climate change, by providing low-cost thermal-imaging surveys to make domestic heat losses visible.

This report examines customers feedback from surveys carried out in Phase 3 (2017-2018) and Phase 4 (2018-2019) of the project. The key findings by section are given below:

Remedial action

General feedback

Energy consumption

Analysis of a small set of energy-consumption data, with data points before the survey, and one year after is included in an appendix. This analysis is intended to be illustrative of our data collection and methodology, but, because the sample size is too small given the variability of energy use in households, we do not draw any conclusions.