The results of Low Carbon Lymm’s LEAF project were presented to an invited audience at the Youth & Community Centre on 24th March in the event opened by David Mowat MP. On display were colourful maps of the different areas of Lymm showing house types and ages with examples of the potential energy and carbon savings for typical properties from the household energy surveys.
Information and advice on how to achieve energy savings was provided at the event by the Energy Savings Trust’s Energy Efficiency Advice Centre, Warrington Borough Council and B&Q.
In his presentation on the initial outcomes of the project Richard Pearce reported that: “the baseline assessment of energy use shows that we spend around £7million a year on gas and electricity in our homes in Lymm. The results of the energy surveys to-date have shown that there is potential to save over £750K a year on cost-effective measures such as insulation, boiler replacement, heating controls and energy efficient lighting. More savings can be achieved through a wide range of ‘no and low cost’ actions such as turning your heating thermostat down by 1oC, switching off your appliances rather than leaving them on standby and buying energy efficient appliances.”
“Amazing amount of work has gone into survey….very impressive…. very informative and useful “ were just some examples of the event feedback received. Over 80% said that they had been inspired to make changes in their use of energy in the home as a result of the event.
A full report on the LEAF project will be produced by the end of April and in the meantime Low Carbon Lymm will be working on an action plan to realise the potential energy and cost savings through targeted campaigns on the high priority measures.
Thank you to everyone who has been involved in this project, and we hope it has encouraged you to make some positive changes and save a bit of money along the way. There’s still a lot more that can be acheived and if you have any questions then please get in touch – email@example.com