Sustainable Saltaire is a community interest company, established to enhance the values on which the Victorian model village of Saltaire was founded: community, sustainability and enterprise. BEAT worked in partnership with Sustainable Saltaire, CO2Sense and JBA Consulting to reduce Saltaire’s carbon footprint. The ultimate aim being to produce a 10 year blueprint for taking action to reduce the energy demand of the historic village and increase renewable energy generation.
Thanks to DEFRA funding under the Local Energy Assessment Fund (LEAF), the following initiatives were undertaken in Saltaire to get more people involved in energy reduction and renewable energy generation:
Household energy audits
Study of the carbon footprint of Saltaire
Community energy event
Energy audits of community buildings
Training for community energy champions
Renewable energy feasibility assessment
For more information on Sustainable Saltaire and to download the project reports visit www.sustainablesaltaire.org
South Pennines LEADER energy programme
BEAT was awarded funding from the South Pennines LEADER fund in 2009 to provide 3 years of energy management support to community centres in the South Pennines LEADER area.
Centres were offered a package of support that included:
- independent energy audits, providing advice on billing and tariffs, heating systems, insulation, lighting, electrical appliances and renewable technologies
- capital funding to allow centres to implement energy efficiency recommendations made in the audit report
- training and workshops for centre managers
- exchange visits to enable centres to learn from each other
For more information on this project please download the executive summary .