Effective Energy Solutions


Energising sustainable
communities since 2008

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Who are Effective Energy Solutions?

Effective Energy Solutions was formed in 2008 to help energy companies meet their carbon saving obligations and contractors tasked with delivering energy-saving measures. We also help to transform homeowners’ lives by providing ECO funding to vulnerable homes in England, Scotland & Wales.

We are proud of the work carried out in the 14 years we’ve been trading.

Experts in sustainability and energy efficiency



energy saving
measures installed


worth of energy
savings delivered


of lifetime
bill savings

A great service run by energy saving experts

Dan Graby
Peter Brooke
Senior Business Development Manager
Laura Chrispin
Quality Assurance Team Leader
James Garton
Operations Manager
Ben Walsh
Technical Monitoring and Health & Safety Inspector



These milestones have come from the hard work that we have carried out in previous ECO schemes, starting back in 2008 with Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT).

2008 - 2012

CERT required larger gas and electricity suppliers to achieve targets for reducing carbon emissions from domestic premises in Britain.

2009 - 2012

CESP started ran alongside CERT, designed to promote a ‘whole house’ approach and treat as many properties as possible in defined geographical areas; selected using the Income Domain of the Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) in England, Scotland and Wales.


The first of the government’s ECO schemes started with the emergence of ECO1. This had three main obligations which energy companies were required to meet. The obligations were the Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation (CERO), the Carbon Saving Community Obligation (CSCO) and the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO).

2015 - 2017

The next scheme, ECO2, launched. Suppliers were required to achieve the following cost and carbon savings – 19.7 Mt CO2 under CERO, 6 Mt CO2 under CSCO and £6.46 billion under HHCRO.

2018 - 2022

ECO3 replaced ECO2t with a few changes in place, for those in receipt of a qualifying benefit or through the LA Flex scheme. Notable changes: ECO3 widens the criteria for First Time Central Heating (FTCH), with 15% of the ECO3 fund set aside for rural measures.

2022 - 2026

We’re ECO4 ready. Effective Energy Solutions
will continue to provide PAS 2030:2019 accredited installers with access to ECO3 funding through to the current deadline 31 March 2022.

The main objective of the government’s ECO4 scheme is to improve the least energy efficient housing stock occupied by low income and vulnerable households, thereby making progress towards our statutory target of improving as many fuel poor homes as reasonably practicable to EPC band C by 2030, with an interim milestone of band D by 2025.

Who’s in our group?

Effective Energy has evolved into a family of like-minded brands and has embarked on an exciting journey – the Group mission – to make living sustainable accessible for all. Formed in 2008, the Effective Energy Group now employs over 200 staff.

Effective Home works with experts in renewable and alternative energy, heating and insulation – so customers benefit from modern solutions, the latest carbon-friendly thinking and excellent returns on any home or heating system investments.

Max Energy was formed in 2015 to supply and fit a range of insulation measures for housebuilders and homeowners across England. Today, it employs over 80 engineers and installs over 5000 energy efficient measures a month.

Effective Energy Solutions is part of the Effective Energy Group
– if you are not an installer, click
here to visit our group site

Why work with us?

7-day payment terms are available*. Heating and renewables installers should get in touch to enquire about our market-leading rates.


Looking for easy government ECO funding access? Send us an Enquiry or arrange a Callback

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  • Reliable fast payment terms
  • ECO compliance training and support
  • Strong energy company relationships
  • Access to ECO Funding and various energy efficiency schemes
  • Dedicated contract manager support
  • Experienced and knowledgeable staff
  • Boiler support
  • Retrofit coordination service

Want to work FOR us?

Check out our latest career vacancies on Effective Energy Group or get in touch with your CV and we’ll let you know when a suitable vacancy arises.


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“Having been involved with ECO since its inception in 2008 I can sincerely say that Effective Energy have been, in our opinion, in the top 3 funding partners we have worked with. Payments are always on time and to back this up they are the only funder who have paid back full retentions as described in our contract. Would highly recommend based on our experience.”
Mark Bannister Director – Eclipse Energy

*Terms apply