Home Energy Group Event on 7 April

The Transition Ashtead Home Energy group has been busy organizing its first public meeting.  It will be at the Peace Memorial Hall on Wednesday 7 April.  Below is an article we have sent to the Leatherhead Advertiser about it.  The main aim is to give people sensible practical advice on how to energy saving in the home, so we’re hoping it will have a wide appeal and get a good audience.  If one or two there ended up joining our energy group, that would be a bonus – no harm hoping.

Derek Smith



 Are you worried about next winter’s heating bills?  Transition Ashtead is holding a meeting at the Peace Memorial Hall on Wednesday 7 April which will give you advice and ideas on how to save energy and reduce your bills.  Derek Smith from Transition Ashtead says “With 27% of all energy in the UK consumed in domestic housing and 85% of our existing housing stock set to still be with us in 2050, we all need to act now to reduce our carbon footprint, and reduce our energy bills.  Our meeting starts at 8 pm with a presentation by Russell Smith who will explain how this can be done.   His company Parity Projects offers the full range of services required to reduce the environmental impact of existing buildings and won the DIY category in the Observer Ethical Awards 2008.  He also won Building Magazine’s 2007 Award for Sustainable Refurbishment.  The Observer Award judges said: “Russell and his company Parity Projects stood out from all the other nominations for their new way of engaging with the public, giving them the tools to reduce their house’s carbon footprint in an innovative and inspiring way.”

So come and find out how to green your house from a recognised expert.

After a break for tea and cakes, people will have the opportunity to ask Russell questions or look at:

  • Demonstration of domestic power monitors
  • Demonstration of thermal draught detector
  • Display of energy saving products available locally
  • Advice on government grants and the new feed-in tariffs
  • Information on domestic combined heat and power units.

 The meeting starts at 8 pm.  For more information, ring Derek on 01372-378914 or visit the Transition Ashtead website at http://transitionashtead.org.uk/.

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