Energy Champions started during Green Capital year 2015 and has recently been revitalised through the REPLICATE project.

The vision is for every neighbourhood in Bristol to have a local person to turn to for energy advice, a person who would champion energy saving in their community.

Training is provided to Energy Champions to help enable them to support energy groups in the city, work with community groups wanting to run energy programmes or to start their own projects. We also have get-togethers so Energy Champions could meet each other and come up with ideas together.

In the past, Energy Champions have got involved in:

●     Helping conduct energy efficiency surveys

●     Learning how to construct solar panels and teaching others

●     Conducting small bits of research

●     Demonstrating new technologies

●     Providing advice and support


Activities & Events

Wednesday 22nd May 6.30-7.30pm REPLICATE training

St Pauls Learning Centre, Grosvenor Road, BS2 8XJ

Find out more about the next stage of the REPLICATE programme in Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill. This EU funded, Bristol City Council project is offering discounts on insulation, replacement boilers and even solar panels! This is for people who would like to find out more about the offer for their own homes or those would like to work with us and get other people engaged. We can pay for your time if you want to get involved, so come along and find out more!


Sat 15 – Sun 16th June 2-4pm Easton Arts Trail

Parish Church of All Hallows, All Hallows Rd, Bristol BS5 0HL

BEN will be taking the FutureHome and holding a design a poster arts competition to promote energy saving and the REPLICATE project.

Saturday 13th July  10.30-3pm Festival of Climate Solutions

Easton Community Centre

Find out what is going on in your area to tackle climate change with Up Our Street. BEN will be there with the FutureHome and our new Energy Game.

BEN are also running some Energy Supplier Switching workshops with older people’s groups in the area.If you are interested in helping out we can provide you with the relevant training.

Get involved!

The funding from the REPLICATE project means that BEN can offer you:

  • £15 for you for every house that you sign up that goes through with a REPLICATE retrofit measure
  • Living wage for each event you plan and help out at
  • Training
You also get the warm glow of doing your energy thing!

If you are interested and would like to find out more about becoming an Energy Champion, Caroline Ennion or phone 07871791679.

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