June Newsletter and what we're up to in Big Green Week


Enjoying the sun? Wary of floods in France and Sydney? Hmmm ......

Next week it is Big Green Week and Bristol Green Doors is looking forward to contributing via some Home Energy Clinics and a novel styled talk at the Architecture Centre. To find out about them and two recent retrofit reports read on.....

1. Clifton Home Energy Clinics - 13 - 16th June

These will be running from Monday to Thursday between 10.00 -11:30am at the Primrose Cafe,1 Boyces Ave, Clifton, BS8 4AA.

The clinics will be an opportunity to learn how to make older homes energy efficient while preserving their character and beauty and are being run by the CosyHome Co who we are now working closely with. They have over 25 years of experience in restoration and retrofitting insulation and secondary glazing in period, listed and traditional homes and we have over 70 case studies to explore with people at the clinics.

All attendees will pick up a £100 CosyHome Co discount voucher

2. Architecture Centre 'City Ideas Breakfast Talks - Powered by PechaKucha' - 16th June

On Thursday 16 June between 08:45-09:30am: ENERGY, Green Doors founder, director, householder Dan, will be using the PechaKucha 20x20 presentation format to discuss what we are doing within 'Energy' to change what's broken in society. Other talks will be given Max Fordham architects and Mareike Schmidt from Bristol City Council.

Why not grab a coffee and come and see how the snappy informal format (designed because architects talk too much) works with this topic. Given there is quite a lot broken with energy in society, Dan won't be holding back.

See here for more.


Two reports to influence Energy Efficiency Policy?

The UK is curently experiencing a rather worrying vacuum in energy efficiency and retrofit policy and two reports (above) have been recently published which hopefully will nudge things along. 

Bristol Green Doors is featured as a case study in the Westminster Sustainability Forum's 'Warmer and Greener', along with a number of recommendations and ideas from Sweden and The Netherlands and regular Event Steward Liz M and colleagues at their Bristol office have contributed to the Arup report. 

BGD Householders please look out for an invitation to discuss elements of these and support 2016 opener Michael who has a secondment at The National Audit office. Through this he will be able to formally provide some Green Open Homes Event feedback to inform post Green Deal thinking. 

Every little helps.

Thanks for reading this and hopefully see some of you at Big Green Week.

Best wishes

Dan, Ben, Chris, Jamie, Kate, Layla and Tom


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