What is Relish?

Relish stands for Residents 4 Low Impact Sustainable Homes.

This initiative demonstrates how, through a pragmatic and cost effective approach to retrofitting homes, alongside a stakeholder education programme, we can reduce carbon emissions and energy costs for residents.

What sets Relish™ apart from other sustainable energy programmes is that everyone can do it. ‘Easy to do’ lifestyle changes and simple affordable home improvements really do make a difference to energy bills. In this area of the website you will see our progress to date, advice on the most cost effective measures, what constitutes a ‘Relish™’ specification and the ongoing progress residents are making in reducing day to day consumption and cost.


Relish™ smartwire

Relish™ smartwire is a master power-down switch for all non-essential devices, an innovation developed in phase 1. Located near the front door, it turns off all non essential devices and lights as you leave the home.

The smartwire innovation was initially used in the Relish-it!™ community hub, but has now been added to 20 new homes to show residents the impact of turning off all non essential items as part of our Relish-it!™ programme.

Part of Sustainia100

Gathered from 56 countries spread over six continents, Sustainia100 is a complete guide to innovative and scalable solutions instrumental in creating sustainable societies.

For more information take a look at the Sustainia100 guide.