Alan Grant, 50, Home Renewables Advisor covering the Highlands of Scotland for the Energy Saving Trust, Home Energy Scotland advice centre gives an insight into a day in his life
I don’t have a morning ritual as such; it’s just a case of having a coffee and heading off either to my first visit or to the office depending on the diary. Because my job is about assessing people’s energy use and needs in their own homes I’m on the move quite often. I usually get one visit done in the morning.
We carry out free home energy assessments, taking time to assess the property’s energy consumption and advising the owners on the best options for them.
After that, I catch up on phone calls and make my way to my next appointment.
Prior to this job, I was an estate agent, so I’m quite used to appraising people’s homes. Now though, I do this in much more detail and it’s a great feeling being able to tell someone they can save money and advise them on how to go about doing it.