Life + RENEW project
In partnership with the Energy Saving Trust, Waterwise has recently wrapped up a three-year water and energy advice service in the pilot areas of Cardiff, London and Edinburgh. The initiative is known as the Regional Environmental Networks for Energy and Water (RENEW) project.
Funded by a contribution from the LIFE+ financial instrument of the European Community, Department for Energy and Climate Change and the Scottish Government, these pilots are first of its kind in Europe.
Research tells us that consumer understanding of the impact of water and especially hot water use is low. For example, research commissioned for the pilot has established that only 8% of householders would currently make the link between saving water and saving energy, demonstrating the need to raise awareness in this area.