Fanning the flames of energy efficiency interest

CSE heads for local fire station to provide energy advice

4 May 2010

“I...got some brill info about how to resolve [the] damp/mould problem in my bedroom which has been driving me mad.”

So said one of the visitors to another of CSE’s successful recent advice stands which took place at Avon Fire and Rescue’s Redcliffe headquarters in the heart of Bristol.

The event saw more than 50 people come along to find out more about energy efficiency, as well as receiving advice on a number of other issues, including: insulation grants and discounts, renewable technologies, switching fuel tariffs and using night storage heaters.

Firefighters and other staff from the centre attended the advice stand in order to find out more about how they could take action on reducing energy.

Simon Richards, who is Environmental and Energy Improvement Co-ordinator at Avon Fire and Rescue, said after the event it had been very successful: “I have had a lot of really positive feedback. Energy efficiency has been the talk of the office, with many colleagues planning to make changes when they get home.”

The event was part of the Redcliffe Carbon Challenge, a local initiative which CSE is currently managing to engage a number of different groups from the Redcliffe area of Bristol. The aim of the initiative is to help improve understanding of climate change as well as to help act on curbing carbon emissions.

Part of the national Big Carbon Challenge, the initiative has seen a number of events taking place aimed at groups, schools and local businesses, which have involved both residents and visitors to the area, such as the employees at Avon Fire and Rescue.

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