On Friday 29th November we were pleased to be able to host an energy efficiency demonstration event for Healthy Homes Swindon. The demonstration was attended by over 20 representatives from organisations including Swindon Borough Council (elected members and staff from Building Control and Housing); representatives of Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership; Swindon Climate Action Network (SCAN) and other interested parties. They were able to see the benefits of using (low) Thermal Imaging techniques to identify heat loss from buildings. They were able to see for themselves where the heat was leaking from the Church Hall. They also heard of an example of where the caretaker of a community hall in Swindon was able to reduce their energy bills by 10% with such simple DIY solutions.
In the discussion participants also heard how these techniques are being used by CHEESE (Cold Homes Energy Efficiency Survey Experts) a Community Interest Company in Bristol who carry out such surveys and provides homeowners with a simple set of actions they can do themselves to reduce their energy costs and contribute to a reduction in our carbon footprint. Healthy Homes Swindon are looking to set up a similar scheme to this in Swindon.