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Draught Proofing Brixton!!!

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.

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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.

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Warm and Well in Lambeth

Community Draught Busters are hosting two free events for the Lambeth ‘Warm and Well’ campaign.

The first event is ‘How to winter proof your home and protect yourself from the effects of the cold’ This is a fun filled workshop that covers the essentials of:

  • Saving energy;
  • Understanding how to reduce your heating and energy bills;
  • Preventing condensation and mould

There will be practical demonstrations of draught proofing, curtain lining and sausage dog draught excluders.

Venue: Loughborough Community Centre

Address: 105 Angell, Road, London, SW2 7PD

Date: Wednesday 27th February 2013

Time: 10am – 4pm

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Happy and Warmer 2013

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.

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Well done Brixton Energy!!

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/

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Brand new workshops for 2012

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.

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What now for Solar PV?

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.

An alternative to installing your own system is to take part in a community owned energy company. Brixton Energy is a fresh approach to community owned energy, and now’s the time to get involved. For more info, follow the link http://www.transitiontownbrixton.org/category/projects/brixton-energy/

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Draught Busters get busy

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 martin@ttbdraughtbusters.co.uk.

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 info@ttbdraughtbusters.co.uk

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  info@ttbdraughtbusters.co.uk or telephone 07892792944/07951 747713 to arrange for one of our team to visit you.

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Community Event – The Power of the Sun

Find out about the renewable energy revolution at this community event.

Discuss with us how we can get more solar panels installed in Lambeth, and how this can benefit the local community!

Come along to find out about the school’s solar panels, and what the staff and pupils are doing to reduce the school’s carbon footprint!

Speakers:

* Will Cottrell from the Brighton Energy Co-operative – hear how they are working to develop Brighton and Hove’s renewable capacity, and benefit the community

* Jon Hallé from Sharenergy – a not-for-profit organisation that helps communities set up energy co-ops

* Repowering Lambeth – find out what is happening locally so far, and how you can get involved

Venue: Jessop Primary School, Lowden Road, SE24 0BJ
Date: Wednesday 18th May 2011 3:45pm – 8:00pm

For more information contact Ros Bedlow or Kate Marsh at Carbon Descent (info@carbondescent.org.uk,             0207 089 6970 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0207 089 6970 end_of_the_skype_highlighting ).

An event not to be missed!!!

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Illnesses caused by too-cold homes cost the NHS £145m

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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Find out how to make your home warmer and use less energy

One of the easiest ways to make your home warmer, use less energy and save money is to insulate and draught proof your property.

This can be fairly cheap and easy to do. With a few basic tools and some draught proofing materials, you can do the job yourself. Watch the video and see how much fun it can be!!!

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