Along with many groups in Bristol Easton Energy Group recently applied for funding for a new community energy project through the Department for Energy and Climate Change’s Local Energy Assessment Fund (LEAF). We are delighted to announce that we were successful in our application and so we are launching a new project to help us better understand the energy efficiency of Easton and the best ways for Easton residents to make cost effective improvements to their homes.
See this link to the LEAF website if you are interested in finding out more about the LEAF fund: http://www.greencommunitiescc.
We would like to welcome Matt Wood (recently of The Converging World) who will be managing this project for us. Matt has done a lot of work supporting communities to reduce energy use and we are delighted that he is able to help us run our project.
We are commissioning local charity the Centre for Sustainable Energy to analyse Easton’s housing stock and highlight ways it can be improved. CSE will use existing data on Easton’s housing stock to model the energy efficiency of the area as well as real household data that Easton Energy Group is able to collect. In order to make the housing model as accurate as possible it would help us enormously if any residents of the ward of Easton could take a few minutes to fill in this online housing survey. All the results we gather will be fed into a report for Easton householders outlining the most cost effective improvements that can be made as well as the potential for Easton to benefit from new schemes like the Green Deal.
If you have any friends or family living in Easton we would be grateful if you could forward this link to them to help us get as many surveys completed as possible. Any personal details (such as name, address) will be kept strictly private and will only be used for the purposes of this project. No personal details will be made public at any time.
Easton Energy Group will also be running a series of community engagement events as part of our LEAF project. We will send round details of any outreach we are involved in so that you can come and speak to us if you have any questions about the project or about saving energy at home. We are holding a public meeting for anybody that is interested in finding out more about the project at the Easton Community Centre next Thursday (16th Feb) at 19.00. We hope to see you there. We are also currently overhauling our website and we will be providing regular project updates throughout the project.
Please do contact us if you would like to get involved in the project, or come along to the meeting next week.