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Make Your Home Eco - Episode 6

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Bishopston Library

Gloucester Road

Bristol

BS7 8BN

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Save energy with Friends of Bishopston Library.

MakeyourhomeEco is a local initiative that puts you in control of energy at home.
They have been offering home energy workshops and courses at venues around the city since 2008 but not in Bishopston for several years.
Friends of Bishopston Library are now offering a series of six free workshops with MYHE.
Sessions are tailored to participants, the sessions will demystify home energy, get participants saving energy, carbon and money, and help them to tailor any projects large or small to their own priorities, values, and the home people live in.
These will be a great, practical follow up for those attending the Energy and climate talks that precede them at the same venue, whether owners or tenants.

The sessions are always hands on, interactive, and practical - previous participants have gone on to save energy, plan and deliver projects, and share learning.

The session dates - are all Thursdays at 7pm until 9, dates are confirmed:
1. 7th June
2. 14th June
3. 21st June
4. 28th June
5. 12th July
6. 19th July
Attendance is free, with a collection.

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The rough outline of the sessions is anticipated to be as follows, but will be flexible for participants; owners plus tenants, where appropriate, with a refresh each time to allow a stand-alone approach, but continuity for those at all sessions following the topics developed. There will be games, a hands on approach, and a range of unique worksheets to build a complete picture of energy at home.

1) Map your values and priorities
Understand your bills
Consider your heat and power needs
Think about your home
The Home Energy Jigsaw (1)
Jargon, acronyms, web resources (1)

2) Your home - potential and opportunities
Free and low cost savings
Tenants’ rights
What are you consuming - monitor and understand your consumption
Recap: your bills and tariffs

3) The Ins and Outs of Home Insulation (hands on session with samples and materials - how they work and what they can achieve)
Understanding U values of heat loss.
Draughts and heat loss - how and where does it happen?

4 Household Renewables - opportunities, matching needs, heat and power, storage
Recap: heat loss and patterns of energy use
Appliances, useful gadgets, and their features - tips for making a choice and monitoring
Your home and your lifestyle - matching renewables to needs and budget
Recap: the Home Energy Jigsaw (2)

5 EPCs and reports - what can we learn
Saving Carbon
Project paybacks
Grants
Recap: gadets and their benefits
Planning a big project intro

6 Your home and your project - can where you live be an EcoHome?
The big project - how to plan it and assess it
The Cut your Carbon Game - it’s your choice and your life
Smarter homes and devices - how can they help
Recap: how we’ve saved energy and taken control.

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