15 Apr 2023
SSCA and Stretton Climate Care were there to trial the new Retrofit Toolkit
SSCA’s project coordinator, Fiona Morgan, and Mike Bourke from Stretton Climate Care, attended Broseley Town Council’s Climate Action Group’s very first Green event in April.
We used this for another first - to pilot the Retrofit Toolkit, which have been produced by South Shropshire Climate Action (SSCA) and its partner organisations Marches Energy Agency (under their Future Ready Homes project) and Stretton Climate Care.
The 15 information sheets which form the toolkit (which can be taken for a suggested donation of £5) are designed to help you plan a Whole House Retrofit to achieve Net Zero Carbon, either in one go or in a long-term series of stages. They:
· recommend the order in which to take the necessary steps to fully insulate your home;
· enable you to reduce your use of energy for lighting, heating and other resources including water; and
· help you to make decisions about renewable energy generation for your home.
Each handout gives further information and links to useful on-line resources for each topic. In time the handouts will also be accessed via the QR code on our new website.
The toolkit will accompany Marches Energy Agency’s new Electric Van which will be bringing a Retrofit Roadshow to Shropshire communities this year to help householders to understand how to make their homes more energy efficient. The exhibition also includes:
· A continuous PowerPoint retrofit slideshow
· Samples of insulation and other retrofit materials.
· The latest information on grants, and help for struggling households
The exhibition will be at the following events this year.
Saturday 20th May 11am - 4pm: Next Generation Fair, the Halo Community Centre, Craven Arms
Saturday 27th May 10-4pm: StrettFest, Rectory Field, Church Stretton (behind St Laurence's Church)
Sunday 9th July 10am -4pm Ludlow Green Festival, Castle Square, Ludlow
Saturday 9th September: Bridgnorth Green Festival, Castle Gardens, Bridgnorth
Saturday 23rd September: Bishop’s Castle Green Day, SpArC Leisure Centre, Bishop’s Castle
So come along to find out more and take away a toolkit to start or continue your retrofit journey.