Harbertonford Energy Savers
Please note: this is no longer an active project. However, we're always interested in new projects starting or old projects being re-ignited. If you'd be interested in re-igniting this project in Totnes, please get in touch by emailing email@example.com
Transition Town Totnes is working with 5 other groups in South West Devon on the CARD project (Community Action for Retrofit Delivery), funded by a grant from the Energy Saving Trust, to help communities assess, understand, and if needed, improve their home's energy efficiency. Our initial focus is on the village of Harbertonford.
Draught-busting workshop on Wednesday, September 17th
Draughty home? Free workshop on detecting and reducing draughts and heat loss.
The workshop will use a thermal imaging camera and a blower door airtightness test in a home in Harbertonford and will highlight ways to reduce draughts and heat loss. £10 worth of free draught-proofing materials to all participants.
Wednesday 17th September,7-9pm, Harbertonford (address confirmed on booking)
Want to save money on your energy bills and make your home more comfortable?
The Harbertonford Energy Savers project is here to help!
Wednesday, April 9th, 7 - 9pm
An introductory evening with sessions on low-cost energy saving, and understanding your energy bills, meters, switching, and heating controls. Tea/coffee and cake provided.
Saturday April 26th, 10.30am - 5pm
Drop in workshops on e.g. DIY loft insulation, treating historic buildings, understanding your energy bills, draught-busting, lighting, and assessing your home's energy efficiency. Time for your questions, insulation & draught-busting materials on display, and borrow an energy monitor! Light lunch & refreshments provided.
Both at Harbertonford Village Hall.
What is Harbertonford Energy Savers?
The project aims to get all households in Harbertonford assessing our energy use and looking at how we can make our homes more energy efficient - warmer, more comfortable, and reducing energy bills, and will, where possible, help make this happen. We're focusing first of all on free or low-cost ways to do this. It is co-ordinated by Transition Town Totnes and supported by the Energy Saving Trust and South Hams District Council.
What will the project involve?
Each household will be encouraged and, where appropriate, helped to complete a home energy assessment. Further information on this will follow shortly.
We will hold a series of free workshops on topics ranging from e.g. energy-saving behaviours, understanding energy meters and bills, DIY draught-proofing and loft insulation, and treatment of listed and historic buildings.
Householders will be supported to take action to make their homes more energy efficient e.g. to access any suitable grants and get quotes from local companies.
We are lending energy monitors which give up-to-the-minute information about how much electricity you are using and how much it is costing you.
We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic volunteers to be Energy Champions to help their neighbours and community. If you like meeting and helping people or have an interest in energy saving, please get in touch! Don't worry if you're not an expert, we'll help you.
Look out for more information here, and on leaflets and posters in the village, on dates for the workshops and on the home energy assessment process. Meanwhile, please get in touch if you’d like to make a suggestion, volunteer to be a community champion for the project or simply find out more.
We'll post dates & times for the workshops here, and post presentations and handouts from the workshops, as we have them.