Tackling the Climate emergency and ending the suffering caused by cold homes go hand in hand. In our new Energy Efficiency project we are planning to partner with the Centre for Sustainable Energy to run a series of Energy efficiency workshops in Chippenham. We will feature videos of the workshops on the Zero Chippenham website and also incorporate practical case studies that Chippenham residents have undertaken to improve the energy efficiency and save money from their home bills.
We thank Wessex Water Community Connectors for funding the workshops.
Keeping your home warmer and reducing heating bills by improving insulation. This can range from simple low cost DIY measures, to more extensive measures where we can signpost help and guidance.
Heating & Hot Water
Changing a heating system can seem daunting. We explore the various options from Heat pumps to heat batteries, to water heating and water efficiency measures, to solar hot water heating and solar diversion.
We look at Smart meters, energy tariffs, Smart technology, and how understanding your energy usage can help you to reduce your bills.
Free Thermal Camera Hire scheme for Chippenham residents.
With funding from Chippenham Town Council we have purchased two thermal cameras, one is iPhone Compatible, the other is Android compatible. We will soon be adding a third universal camera.The cameras can be used to analyse where you are losing heat in your home. Often this can be solved with a simple fix such as reflective insulation behind a radiator on an outside wall. Or it may show where loft or wall insulation is missing.
case study Wood lane Chippenham
Our Energy Efficiency Project lead Adrian Temple-Brown has over several years worked on his house in Wood Lane, Chippenham, to improve insulation, remove gas, install solar PV, a ground source heat pump, water saving and harvesting, moved to electric vehicles, and made lifestyle changes achieving net zero operational carbon and vastly reduced energy bills. Adrian is something of a pioneer on the journey we’re all currently on!
The series of posts below are based on talks and presentations Adrian has given at local sustainability events, explaining how he approached each stage of converting his house – the case study will be added to over the coming weeks.
The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) offers free energy advice on their website. We will soon be running a series of workshops in Chippenham with the Centre for Sustainable Energy and posting them on our website for those that can’t make them in person.