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Sustainable Energy

Home Energy-Efficient Retrofit: Information and Events

WCA experience sharing

We are starting to build up a collection of case studies of retrofit work in the area to help and inspire others to follow. Brief details of initial cases here. Please add your own stories too!

Household Energy Event Toolkit v3

Several groups in Wiltshire are doing home energy efficiency events, as the best way to help people reduce energy cost and carbon footprint. This toolkit v3 (17-Aug-22) is a handy reference and checklist based on experience of various groups to date. Please email suggested updates to contact@wiltshireclimatealliance.org.uk

Planned Activities and Offers in Witshire

updated 20-Sep-22 - follow links for latest information

Sustainable Sherston

A community group based in Sherston and the surrounding villages, working towards a sustainable world.

https://www.sustainablesherston.org.uk/

Sherston have a Garage Sale on Saturday 24th of September in the Village Hall, helping people to reduce, reuse and recycle and are holding a mini 'Climate Action Fair' in the village hall alongside it.

There will be stalls from Sustainable Sherston, Centre for Sustainable Energy, Whatley Manor's Sustainability manager, Flight Free Uk and hopefully the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.

Contact Hannah Griffin email hannahhannah76@aol.com

 

Clyffe Pypard

2 new sustainable houses may be open for viewing this summer.

Awaiting details.

 

Great Bedwyn

Great Green Bedwyn is a member of WCA. It involves a village wide home energy survey scheme and as of spring 2022, is inviting members and ideas for a work to start in late summer. A Green Open Doors event may arise from this.

Details at end of webpage https://www.greatbedwyn-pc.gov.uk/

Please contact GreatGreenBedwyn@gmail.com

They held a Home Energy Event on Wed 25-May 7pm in the village hall, including speakers on retrofit and heat pumps and a chance to meet those involved.

Association for Environment Conscious Building

Andrew Sadler is a retrofit and building energy expert in Hampshire he is happy to offer advice.

Contact andrew@buildpass.co.uk

Tim Martell in Stroud is an energy expert and opens his house from time to time.

Contact via https://www.phribbon.co.uk/contact/

AECB members in Wiltshire may suggest properties for open doors.

 

Bradford-on-Avon

Climate Friendly Bradford-on-Avon has an active Energy group focussing on retrofit. The following webpage has some case studies

https://climatefriendlybradfordonavon.co.uk/action-groups/energy-group/

Beth Williams has offered to open her house during school holidays. Other members may also join in.

 

Nadder Community Energy

Open green doors event being planned for June.

https://www.nadderce.org.uk/

Maggie Paul is leading.

Planned Activities and Offers in Adjoining Areas

updated 20-Sep-22 - follow links for latest information

Green Open Homes

provide excellent advice and co-ordination on Open Doors events.

 

Dorset Open Homes

Event to be held 1-9 October 2022 with 60 homes.

They are keen to share info with us.

Jennifer Morisetti, a member, is sharing her experience of GSHP on https://stbauk.org/guidance-wheel/

 

Oxford

Some homes open for Big Green Week 1-9 Oct-22 

Eco-Homes Oxford (ECHOX) is an Oxford wide initiative to support Oxford’s residents to conserve energy in practical affordable ways.

Contact climate@oxfoe.co.uk

 

Winchester Action on Climate Change

Green Homes Fair held on 25 June.

Retrofit videos being produced – release late summer?

 

SomersetCAN

Somerset CC  are planning a scheme for around June. It is being run by Mathew Wicks at Mendip DC.   matthew.wicks@mendip.gov.uk

 

Avon Green Open Homes

Running an event this year - No detail yet but could assist retweeting our events.

 

Retrofit Bruton and Cary

Offers impartial advice and support on retrofit and a Simple Ways to Save on energy bills service.

Lot of advice at https://retrofit.brutontown.com/technical/

 

New Forest transition

NF Home Energy Solutions facebook page,

https://www.facebook.com/NFHomeEnergySolutions

Youtube channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjnp2WVI5htPR3qUPlAARJQ

 

NailsworthCAN

Have a good webpage of advice and solutions

https://www.nailsworthcan.org/retrofit

Had a retrofit fair last autumn

Resources and Sources of Information​

 

GENERAL ADVICE

Warm and Safe Wiltshire

Energy advice and support for low income homes

https://www.warmandsafewiltshire.org.uk/

 

Centre for sustainable energy

https://www.cse.org.uk/advice

 

Greenspec

Register of green building products

https://www.greenspec.co.uk/

 

Cotswold, West Oxfordshire and Forest of Dean Councils

Net zero carbon toolkit

https://www.cotswold.gov.uk/environment/climate-action/how-to-achieve-net-zero-carbon-homes/

 

Community Energy Hub

https://communityenergyengland.org/how-to-pages/how-to

 

RETROFIT

Cosy Homes Oxfordshire

Series of useful webinars on retrofit

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgmJNac5eEdptEngaFhlqAA?view_as=subscriber

https://www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk/  

 

Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA) 

Responsible Retrofit Knowledge Centre

https://responsible-retrofit.org/

 

Retrofit works

A membership co-op that brings contractors and communities together to provide retrofits for householders

https://retrofitworks.co.uk/

 

Superhomes

https://superhomes.org.uk

Network of membership retrofit clients and professionals

 

Centre for Sustainable Energy

Great source of information on all things energy and retrofit

https://www.cse.org.uk/advice/advice-and-support/low-carbon-retrofitting

https://www.cse.org.uk/advice/advice-and-support/older-homes

 

National Trust

 

Historic England

Retrofitting guide for historic properties

https://historicengland.org.uk/content/heritage-counts/pub/2019/hc2019-re-use-recycle-to-reduce-carbon/

 

Bath Preservation Trust

Guide to making traditional homes more energy efficient

https://www.cse.org.uk/downloads/reports-and-publications/energy-advice/insulation-and-heating/warmer_bath_june2011.pdf

 

Association for Environment Conscious Building

The AECB is run by its members and is an independent, not for profit organisation.

It is a useful source of information on:

Local environment conscious architects, consultants, builders, suppliers etc

In the Members directory – https://aecb.net/directory-members/

Technical information on environmental construction and materials:

Products – directory of green products in https://www.greenspec.co.uk/

Expert advice - https://aecb.net/aecb-expert-advisors/

Webinars – there is a terrific range of technical webinars on environmental construction (members only)

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