The Environment Centre

Delivering a diverse range of projects for local residents to improve energy efficiency, keep warm at home, access grants and save money.

tEC’s story

The Environment Centre (tEC) started in December 1993 as Southampton Environment Centre. From the beginning, tEC has worked on a diverse range of local and national projects – from fuel poverty, air quality and waste minimisation to best practice in behaviour change, sustainable construction and peak energy demand reduction.

tEC works with lots of different partners, including local councils. On behalf of Southampton City Council, tEC energy advisers provide residents with an impartial advice service on keeping warm at home, accessing grants and saving money. tEC also works with Hampshire County Council to deliver ‘Hitting the Cold Spots’: a service that offers Hampshire residents advice on staying warm and well at home, applying for funding and accessing a broad range of tailored support.

The engagement team at tEC works with charities, schools, businesses, voluntary groups and local government to share their message with new audiences both online and in person.

Useful learnings from tEC

“We’ve always been a flexible organisation that can adapt to the changing needs of our valued partners and funders. Our passion and expertise have always been rooted in protecting the environment and we’ll keep working, every day, to make the world a better place.”

tEC’s metrics

Residents helped.
Projects delivered.
Partners worked with.
Communities engaged.
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