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Local Energy Assessment Fund Project

Transition Exeter ran workshops about practical affordable actions that everyone can do to save costs and carbon were run in three areas of Exeter, Newtown, Exwick and St David’s. The workshops, which included practical demonstrations of how to do DIY draught-proofing, were part of a project to engage with local communities to find out their concerns and priorities about energy efficiency and fuel prices, supported by a grant of £30,000 from the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Local Energy Assessment Fund (LEAF). The project was run in partnership with Exeter Community Centre Trust; part of the funding allowed it to install energy efficiency measures in its community building.

 

The project included a survey, run with trained volunteers, to find out what problems people have with insulation and other efficiency measures, and how they are affected by rising fuel and energy bills.

 

The project also included a ‘Masterclass’ for owners and trustees of rented and community buildings, on achieving energy efficiency through cost-effective installations and practices; and a tour of ‘Eco-homes in central Exeter.

 

Key Outputs

  • Energy savings in Exeter Community Centre
  • 3 community workshops on energy efficiency
  • 10 volunteers trained

 

Project Lead and Partners Involved

Transition Exeter, with Exeter Community Centre Trust