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Press Release 8 February 2023

Digital energy advice tools helping thousands save energy and money

Demand for Energy Saving Trust’s digital energy advice tools doubled in 2022, with building societies and building retailers among the increasing number of businesses providing energy efficiency tools and advice to customers.

As 2023 begins with increased energy challenges and continued high energy prices, many people are looking for ways to save energy and money in the short and long term.

Collaborations with clients, including City Plumbing Supplies, Coventry Building Society and Yorkshire Building Society, aim to deliver digital solutions that provide energy efficiency advice to more households to save energy and money in the coming months. 

The new projects include:  


Energy efficiency advice for customers of City Plumbing Supplies

As industry leaders in energy efficient solutions, City Plumbing Supplies is using Energy Saving Trust’s digital Home Energy Improvement Tool to provide its customers with energy efficiency advice across 360 City Plumbing branch locations and online. 

Adam Foy, managing director for energy efficiency, electrical and underfloor heating store at City Plumbing, said: “As one of the UK’s leading plumbing and heating suppliers, City Plumbing is committed to creating a sustainable future for our industry. A key part of this is transitioning to renewable and energy efficient solutions, and we’re delighted to be partnering with Energy Saving Trust to support us in this area.  

“Their Home Energy Improvement Tool will help us to educate our customers on how to save energy and money on their bills while also guiding our future product range. As we expand our digital offering, their expertise and capabilities in this area will also be invaluable, and we look forward to developing our partnership to help our customers further in the coming months.” 

Supporting Coventry Building Society’s sustainability strategy

Energy Saving Trust is supporting Coventry Building Society’s customer education and sustainability engagement strategy through an interactive microsite that will provide tailored energy saving advice for householders across its 300,000 mortgaged properties. 

Oliver Dyer, senior manager – mortgage proposition and financial services at Coventry Building Society, said: “We want to be able to provide our customers and intermediary partners with a reliable energy efficiency tool, to guide them through what is a complex topic and this is why we’ve partnered with Energy Saving Trust, given their strong reputation of providing trusted, independent energy efficiency advice. 

“We recognise that not everyone is able to undertake home improvements just now, but for those that are, we want to offer them a solution that can help to reduce both their energy bills and carbon emissions.” 

Trusted energy advice for Yorkshire Building Society’s borrowers and savers

Working with Yorkshire Building Society (YBS), one of the UK’s largest building societies, Energy Saving Trust has developed a bespoke Energy Saving Tool available to both members on the YBS website and intermediaries on the Accord Mortgages website. The tool will allow borrowers and savers to identify the most cost-effective ways to reduce their energy consumption. 

Siobhan McHale, product development manager at Yorkshire Building Society, said: “With the impact of rising energy costs, we want to support our members, and help intermediaries to support their clients – our customers, to make energy savings. That’s why we’re pleased to have partnered with Energy Saving Trust to give them the confidence that we are working with a knowledgeable and trusted organisation.”

Inga Jirgensone, Energy Saving Trust’s group head of business development, said: “Our work is dedicated to addressing the climate emergency through energy efficiency and sustainable energy use. The scope of our work continues to grow and there’s a great deal of interest from businesses across the UK for our digital products and services to engage with consumers around energy advice.

“Building on this, together, we have an opportunity to empower millions of people to save energy and money on their bills.” 

For further details about our digital tools to support consumers with energy efficiency, please contact:  



Last updated: 8 February 2023