HomeWorks is an initiative that looks to make people’s homes warmer, greener and cheaper to heat by helping tradespeople to recommend appropriate energy efficiency works.
HomeWorks will provide tradespeople with information, skills and incentives to refer appropriate retrofit measures when they are undertaking work in a home. This might include work that they are qualified to undertake, but it may also include work that goes beyond their own skillset.
For instance, kitchen fitters will be able to signpost homeowners to energy efficiency measures. Crucially, they will then also be able to recommend TrustMark registered businesses in the local area who can undertake the work, and if an energy retrofit measure goes ahead, the tradesperson referring the work will receive a reward.
The idea behind HomeWorks is to encourage conversations about undertaking energy efficiency measures at the optimal time for homeowners; when work is already taking place in a home, since this is when the cost and disruption of the additional measures will be minimised.
The programme is initially launching in Cornwall, with a view to wider rollout in due course.