Cutting carbon in Stoke Newington's homes

RefurbN16 introduction at Pangea Project

Posted by JamieB on 21 November 2009

Many thanks to all who came along to hear about our plans for the Buildings Group home energy efficiency refurbishment project at Pangea Project on Thursday.

The evening started with food and the filming of TTSN’s submission to The Wave. If you’re in London on Saturday 5th December, make sure you get down to the demonstration when we’ll be encircling parliament with a wave of blue to demonstrate our commitment to a safe climate and future.

I followed this with a presentation highlighting the size of the problem (household CO2 emissions account for a quarter of the UK’s total emissions, which need to be reduced by 80% by 2050), what our plans are for this project and a brief description of the best strategy for reducing energy consumption in the home.

Fran then took over, explaining the benefits of refurbishing old homes versus building new ones and describing exactly how a typical draughty and poorly insulated Victorian home can be turned into a very low energy consumption home.

Afterwards we had a lively discussion about the subject and we were both very encouraged by the enthusiasm shown.  We’ve now been contacted by about 10 different people who are interested in taking part in the project which is an excellent start. We’ll be having monthly meetings on the second Thursday of each month with the first being on the 14th December (venue to be decided).

Now the ball’s rolling we’ve got a bit of work to do…



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