What is Let’s Go Eco?
It’s an interactive, animated house that’s based on the footprint and energy use of a typical 3 bed semi. The house holds a range of energy improvements from insulation to green heating technologies, plus easy ‘planet friendly’ lifestyle changes. All of which, if adopted, help in our collective mission to combat the Climate Crisis.
As you explore the house, garden, drive and roof you can opt in to various energy upgrades, as you do your money and carbon savings add up making the house cheaper to run, warmer and more environmentally sound. A report can be generated at the end summarising your activity and you can also download our mini-guides which provide more information on many of the improvements.
Who’s it for?
In short, everyone! Yes, it’s a practical tool for homeowners who are looking to improve their home, but it’s been designed to be accessible for all, even the younger generation who may learn something whilst they watch and play with the brightly coloured animations.
Why did we develop it?
We are a forward thinking climate change charity and are always keen to elevate our communication and build on one of our charitable aims which is ‘To advance the education of the public about energy efficiency’.
We were lucky enough to secure a Enabling Innovation grant from NTU which was the catalyst for this project, Rusty Monkey then bought our vision to life, exceeding what we ever thought possible. We are really excited the tool is out in the wild. We hope visitors will be inspired to live a more low carbon, sustainable lifestyle – we feel it makes energy efficiency more fun and easier to digest so hopefully it will open the door to all.Alison Mcguire, Marketing Manager, Nottingham Energy Partnership
“We were thrilled to work alongside NEP to deliver such a meaningful project. Any contribution that we can make to improve people’s lives and create a positive impact on our environment is something that will inspire us to go the extra mile. Our hope is that the tool will help people have a better understanding of how they can improve their homes to be more eco-friendly and educate us all to better understand our individual impact.”Rusty Monkey team
“The Enabling Innovation programme at NTU has supported over 500 SMEs across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire over the past five years, and we’re excited to be a part of this collaborative project with NEP to inspire and encourage people to live a greener and more sustainable lifestyle.”Megan Powell Vreeswijk, Head of Enterprise Innovation Centre, Nottingham Trent University
Here’s how we’ll be using Let’s Go Eco on a daily basis:
- As a visual aid during our Community Energy Workshops and Front Line Staff Fuel Poverty Training Sessions
- Signposting clients who we provide energy advice to
- As part of our upcoming Green Meadows climate change community project, specifically during our school engagement programme and community workshops.