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Energy Group Meeting
Tue 1 Mar 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:40 pm
This month’s energy group meeting will focus on our blower door project. This is a new project for which we recently received a £5,000 grant from BWCE. The grant will allow us to purchase a blower door and start a blower door project to work in parallel to our existing thermal imaging program.
Blower doors are basically big fans which can be inserted into the door of a house and can be used to pressurise and de-pressurise the home, They are very useful at identifying draughts and we hope to use the door to help people make their homes less leaky. The door will be used in parallel with our existing thermal imaging program, but it has a major benefit, that unlike the thermal imaging camera it can be used year round.
The blower door can provide a quantitative value for how leaky a building is, unlike the thermal imaging camera which is only qualitative. We are hope to use the blower door to provide ‘before and after retrofitting’ figures for how leaky a building is. We are also hoping the work could turn into a research project at the university.
The meeting will discuss the project, and we will be looking to you to help us shape the project and get involved. Its an exciting project, the first of its kind in the country as far as we know.
In addition to blower doors we will also be discussing the energy group’s other projects, including LED lighting, schools energy, Bath: Hacked, planning, and consultations. We also have an idea for yet another project, to get the citizens of Bath to report businesses and government organisations still using halogens to us, so we can chase them to switch to LEDs. This potential project comes as a result of the realisation that the central library probably spends £5,000 on electricity on their halogen lighting, something which we think needs to change.
The meeting is open to everyone, newcomers are particularly welcome.
The meeting is on the Mezzanine Bar at the Huntsman, which up the stairs to the first floor at the back of the pub. Please buy a drink from the bar before coming upstairs, as we get the room for free on the basis we buy drinks.