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Making your community building energy efficient

Themes: Energy, Money saving, Community

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Community staff looking at energy saving ideas on ipad.

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Making your community building more energy efficient is a great way to reduce your carbon emissions, it can also lower your energy bills and make your building warmer and more comfortable to use. One of the best ways to start is to conduct an energy survey so that you can identify the most effective improvements for your building. There are free templates and instructions on how to do this on the CSE website.

There are also simple low or zero cost measures that you can take straight away to reduce unnecessary energy use in your community building.

Once you have completed the energy survey you can decide on which measures will have the greatest impact on energy saving and obtain any quotes for the measures that may be needed. There are grants available for local groups that can help fund the costs of this here and here.

Depending on the measures you take, you may also wish to hold a community event and invite local residents to hear about the potential options for making your community building more efficient. CSE has lots of tips on how to successfully engage with your local community.

Useful links

Guidance on how to improve the efficiency of your local building
https://www.cse.org.uk/local-energy/download/improving-energy-efficiency-in-community-buildings-197

Helpful tips and advice on taking action on energy visit
Resources | Centre for Sustainable Energy (cse.org.uk)

Making your community building energy efficient

Themes: Energy, Money saving, Community

Impact:
Effort:
Cost:
Community staff looking at energy saving ideas on ipad.

Description

Making your community building more energy efficient is a great way to reduce your carbon emissions, it can also lower your energy bills and make your building warmer and more comfortable to use. One of the best ways to start is to conduct an energy survey so that you can identify the most effective improvements for your building. There are free templates and instructions on how to do this on the CSE website.

There are also simple low or zero cost measures that you can take straight away to reduce unnecessary energy use in your community building.

Once you have completed the energy survey you can decide on which measures will have the greatest impact on energy saving and obtain any quotes for the measures that may be needed. There are grants available for local groups that can help fund the costs of this here and here.

Depending on the measures you take, you may also wish to hold a community event and invite local residents to hear about the potential options for making your community building more efficient. CSE has lots of tips on how to successfully engage with your local community.

Useful links

Guidance on how to improve the efficiency of your local building
https://www.cse.org.uk/local-energy/download/improving-energy-efficiency-in-community-buildings-197

Helpful tips and advice on taking action on energy visit
Resources | Centre for Sustainable Energy (cse.org.uk)

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