A few neighbours on Digby Crescent have got together to start a Green Street project. Our project has two aims:
1 Improve the energy efficiency in our homes to reduce pollution and become less reliant on gas and electricity
2 Collaborate as a street, to learn from others, and save money!
The flats on our street make it difficult to install individual renewable technologies, which is why we are launching a street-wide project. Together, we can develop templates to improve our homes, access cooperative purchasing of items such as insulation or renewable heating units.
The project has been started by long-term neighbours in Digby Crescent, Hen Cooke and Mary Rawlinson who work in the energy and environmental sectors.
“We would like to make our homes on Digby Crescent more resilient, ‘green’ and reduce the cost of living. Taking a ‘whole building’ or even ‘whole street’ approach could benefit all who live here, increasing access to sustainability experts, cost effective supplies and installations. “
Hen Cooke and Mary Rawlinson
If you would be interested in supporting the project with your time or expertise, please email email@example.com
Green streets are emerging across the UK, as households come together to make new green spaces, install insulation or solar panels and even replace their heating. Check out some of these exciting projects:
Swaffham Prior A village in East Cambridgeshire are replacing their individual oil boilers with a renewable heat network. A network of pipes delivers heat through the village, heat is generated using ‘ground source’ and green electricity. Find out more here*
Hackney Hackney Council have actively encouraged hundreds of homeowners to install solar panels through a group purchasing scheme. Find out more here*
Cosy Homes Oxfordshire ‘Cosy Homes’ aims to make retrofitting homes simple for homeowners that have no experience of household improvements or energy efficiency measures. They manage the process from evaluation, to providing a household plan and arranging the required works. To date they have developed 220 Whole House Plans to improve the energy efficiency of homes in Oxfordshire. Find out more here*
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