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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Energy and Buildings Group

The Energy / Buildings Group brings together the former Energy group with the Buildings aspect of the old Buildings/Housing Group.

A number of projects are under consideration, such as helping a group of volunteer householders who are willing to spend £5-10K on improving their properties and reporting on their progress (like ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green’) to share lessons; community based power generation; carbon offsetting for businesses; providing citizens with a template to help reduce energy; a Norwich Blackout Day to raise awareness about energy consumption.

One of the latest ideas of the Buildings and Energy group of Transition Norwich was to carry out an audit of the lights being left on in shops and offices around the city long after anyone was using them. As part of a programme looking at climate change issues both in an international context and at more local level action, the BBC politics show filmed a report on this project on the evening of 11th November.

Maria Price and Mark Crutchley from the group were interviewed by the show's presenter in Norwich, and filmed looking at the lighting in various city centre shops.

Click here to view / join the Energy and Buildings email discussion group (Google Group)