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BEN Virtual Open Meeting June 2020

Host: Hartcliffe and Withywood Community Partnership Theme: Community Buildings Hartcliffe and Withywood Community Partnership (HWCP) co-hosted our second online Open Meeting, where we explored how community buildings can generate their own more sustainable energy and better manage their energy generation and consumption. Caroline Bird, Chair of the BEN Board, chaired the meeting.  You can watch … Continued

Deep Retrofit: Giant steps to energy efficient, warm homes

A webinar by Liam Schofield from the Carbon Coop This session was the next in the progression of these fantastic webinars by the Carbon Coop from Draughtproofing to Airtightness and now some practical steps with case-studies of people who have made these energy efficient changes to their homes. And these examples were not for the … Continued

Is my energy tariff really green?

By Lottie Leigh-Browne Electricity from renewables such as solar or wind power known as ‘green energy’ is becoming favoured as people become more aware of their energy sources. This increasing demand puts pressure on companies to produce ‘green energy’. But how do we know whether our electricity is from a renewable source? Renewable Energy Guarantee … Continued

How air-tight is your home?

A webinar by Diane Hubbard from the Carbon Coop. So, why does air-tightness matter? Well, if a house is not insulated properly or has draughts, cold air can move around the insulation so that its not effective. And, if warm, moist air is escaping through areas you don’t want it to it can condense on … Continued

Starting to Zoom….

To help you use Zoom more effectively, Caroline Ennion shares the learning and top tips gleaned from a virtual training course delivered by Georgina Wilson from Businesses Under Development (BUD). . . . The recording of the course is here. . Slides for the course: Facilitating using Zoom. . . You do not have to … Continued

Draughtproofing v. Ventilation

Home Health Check webinar by Anaeka Kellay from Carbon Coop As we’re spending such a lot of time at home during this pandemic, and because the coronavirus impacts the respiratory system, and because I always thought that a draughty house, like mine, was also a ventilated house I thought this, my first ever webinar would … Continued

Community Energy Toolkit for community groups and local authorities

Bristol Energy Network (BEN) has developed this toolkit for community groups and local authorities to help them understand each other better and to provide ideas for how to work together and harness the power of local energy. It draws on our experience in Bristol of developing community energy by and for communities, and on our … Continued

BEN Open Meeting September 2019

Host: Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Energy Group Theme: Retrofitting for energy efficiency Food from Falafel King   Please see the presentations and workshop outputs below. Presentations: Welcome to the BCR Energy Group FutureProof: Retrofitting for Energy PREP (Private Rental Energy Project) to improve rental properties with EPC rating F & G       WORKSHOP  – how to … Continued

BEN Open Meeting 19 June 2019

Host:Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust Theme: solar power for the city for the future   Please see the presentations and workshop outputs below.   Presentations: Link to the Lockleaze Community Plan from Suzanne Wilson Lockleaze Solar Rooftop Farm by David Saunders Bristol Solar Map by Thomas Statham & Lenka Hašová BEG Solar auction by Matt Wood Link to the One City … Continued

Energy MOT

Follow this useful guide to understanding where your energy is used at home, how much an average home uses PLUS step-by-step instructions on switching your energy supplier.  

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