It has been a busy four weeks for the Community Draught Busters team. We have just finished installing draught proofing measures for a children’s centre in Brixton Water Lane.
Meanwhile, we are currently working on a project that some of you will recognise from the photo.
If you haven’t guessed its Lambeth Town Hall
Community Draught Busters have been given the opportunity to draught proof the iconic Lambeth Town Hall. We have been able to install carbon saving measures to doors and windows throughout the building. More information later……..
Community Draught Busters working in Partnership with Brixton Energy
Brixton Energy is now in the roll-out phase of its next community energy project at the Roupell Estate. Community Draught Busters is proud to be providing energy efficiency and draught proofing training to the Brixton Energy’s interns.
This group of young people have successfully completed energy efficiency audits on their homes and have applied draught proofing measures where appropriate. All of the young people reported that their family members were impressed both with the quality of the work achieved and how better their homes felt afterwards.
We would like to wish all our supporters a happy 2013. The focus for 2013 is on the continued battle against fuel/energy poverty and its negative effects on the community. We will be running more sessions explaining how to save energy including more home visits. We’ll be updating the upcoming events section on a regular basis.
We are also looking for volunteers to help us with our work. If you be interested in installing energy efficiency measures or giving energy reduction advice, please let us know.
We would like to take the opportunity to congratulate the Brixton Energy group for all their efforts in launching a major community solar PV project in Brixton. Everyone in Brixton will have an opportunity to subscribe to a share offer that will generate income for both the individual and for energy projects in the borough. For more information, see the Transition Town Brixton website…www.transitiontownbrixton.org/
TTB community Draught Busters are pleased to announce a new series of workshops for 2012. These include the usual suspects such as draught proofing and curtain lining, but with a slight twist. Our emphasis is on exploring how participants can use the skills they have learnt to support the community and generate some income.
New for 2012 are the renewable energy courses taking place in February/March 2012.The demand for these course is high, so book your place as soon as possible.
Many of us have responded with dismay to the recent announcement that the solar pv feed-in-tariff is to be dramatically reduced. The heads up is that if you were thinking of having a solar pv system installed, you better do it before the 12th December when the new rates come into effect.
The Draught Busters team have been busy during the summer lining up some great things for the autumn.
Latest workshops in Lambeth
We are continuing with our series of community workshops for keeping warm this winter. The next events are: Curtain lining on the 29th October and Draught Busting on the 2nd November (its not too late too book a place). For more info contact us at info@ttbdraughtbusters or telephone 07951 747713. See the events page for more details.
Transition Town Brixton Shop re-opens for business
We will also be selling draught proofing and energy efficiency products in the Transition Town Brixton Shop at 6-8 Robsart Street. See the shop page for more details.
Draught Busting Saturdays are back
A series of draught busting Saturdays have been arranged for Brixton, Ladywell, Peckham and Pimlico. If you are interested in finding out more about this events, drop me a line at email@example.com.
Watch out for curtain lining workshops
Effective curtain lining is a great way to help keep your home warm. Draught busters are organising a series of curtain lining events to create effective curtains. If you are interested in taking part in one of these free events. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Help for businesses in the Brixton Low Carbon Zone
If you are a business in Brixton’s Low Carbon Zone you are entitled to free draught proofing and energy efficiency measures for your business premises. If you’d like to know more about this offer contact us at email@example.com or telephone 07892792944/07951 747713 to arrange for one of our team to visit you.
The estimated cost to the NHS of too cold homes is £145 million a year. Several charities have approached the government to tackle the problem of inadequate heating and insulation in the UK’s rented accommodation sector.
Major illnesses such as respiratory illness, strokes and hypothermia are exacerbated by poor insulation, faulty boilers and rising heating costs. It is estimated that there are 655,800 homes rented from a landlord or letting agency that are so cold they are officially a health hazard, with a bottom-of-the-scale energy efficiency rating of F or G.
Friends of the Earth, Crisis, Citizens Advice and Age UK are challenging the government to make it an offence for landlords and letting agents to rent out homes that pose a health risk.
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Saturday April 2,2011
HUNDREDS of thousands of families face a rise in energy costs of up to 23 per cent, adding nearly £200 to household bills...