Buildings and Energy Group (online group)


Buildings and Energy Group (online group)

The buildings and energy group is looking at ways to green property, for example looking at improved insulation, renewable energy sources and more environmentally friendly building materials

Members: 56
Latest Activity: Apr 12, 2022

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Matthew's Retofit 4 Replies

I have engaged an architect to enhance the energy efficiency of our Victorian mid-terrace. The biggest limitations on the project are firstly that the house is in the Queen's Park Conservation area,…Continue

Started by Matthew Sharp. Last reply by Matthew Sharp May 11, 2016.

Solar PV on schools. 2 Replies

There is now a group set up to help schools install solar PV arrays on local schools.  This is  in response to national FOE's campaign "Run on Sun", so we are collaborating with Brent FOE on this. …Continue

Started by Nick Hartley. Last reply by Sophia Flucker Jul 16, 2015.


Hi Leslie I'm pasting the message you sent to the B&E Group here - Sounds like a brilliant evening and a great event.  It would be good to post it on the events page on the front page of the TT…Continue

Started by George Latham. Last reply by Leslie Barson Apr 3, 2013.

Brixton launching the first inner city community owned energy project 2 Replies

Brixton%20Energy%20_Solar%201_%20Release%2020%20Feb%2012.DOCLooks like Brixton is following…Continue

Started by George Latham. Last reply by Tom Wright Apr 29, 2012.

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Comment by Matthew Sharp on November 16, 2017 at 14:40

We have an air filter as part of our MVHR and it is getting really black very quickly. Does anyone else have an air filter which I could compare ours to? We might be unlucky and have a neighbour with a sooty boiler.

Comment by Tim Starley-Grainger on September 29, 2017 at 6:27
Hi - the local Avenues youth centre is trying to get some funding from M&S energy to pay for LED lighting and reduce bills - you can vote here...

Avenues Youth Project needs your help!

We have been shortlisted for a £10,000 Marks and Spencer’s Energy Fund prize to support community organisations to go green and need your vote to win.

The scheme also promises to double donations made to our crowdfunding campaign to support our front-line activities for children and young people.

It's never been easier to help us support kids in need!



even made a 2 minute film with some of our young people to explain why your vote matters to them. Watch the film here – it’s cute, unscripted and straight from the heart! The project with the most votes wins*.


Through the same scheme we are crowd funding for activities with disadvantaged teenagers with all donations matched - doubling them automatically. Help us reach our target and help young people in need.

From our members, staff, volunteers and Trustees: Thank you for your support, your help is greatly appreciated.
Comment by Louisa Radice on September 24, 2015 at 16:46

Is there any way I could get involved with Brent Pure Energy? Being unemployed, I'm not able to invest money, but I would love to invest my time and effort.

Comment by Nick Hartley on May 14, 2012 at 9:52

Is anyone interested in visiting BEDZED the low energy housing development in south London?  Weekdays 9-5 only, indivduals free. Group tours can be arranged, but expensive at £25 a head.  Alternatively, what about the ZOG house in Hazlemere road?  Send me a message if you'd like to do either.  Nick Hartley

Comment by Tom Wright on December 8, 2011 at 23:41

Elaine - I agree the "energy conversations" event was really good and very inspiring.  Well done to George for organising and to the great speakers. Thanks for offering your house for a draught busting workshop. I will contact you directly about dates so we can push that forward. I have the list of all the people who expressed interest in attending.  I like the metaphor of the carbon quilt. Perhaps we could wrap some of that around your house? Tom


Comment by Elaine Henderson on November 21, 2011 at 12:23

And I've just been on some transition training where I met Anthony from Transition Teignmouth who has developed two websites to help with visualising and and finding out about carbon emissions.  Both are v interesting. For example, the 80m tonnes of carbon dioxide which we put into the atmosphere every day can be represented as the thickness of a sheet of paper wrapping around the whole earth - making an extra layer of "carbon quilt" of 30mm per year.  The "quilt" was 1.9m thick before the Industrial Revolution, but is now nearly 3m thick (and getting 30mm thicker per year).  Anthony thinks that maybe one of the best ways to get people to think about climate change is by concentrating on the carbon situation. and

Comment by Elaine Henderson on November 21, 2011 at 12:05

Hi.  The "Energy Conversations" evening was really good - especially the inspiring account from Sarah of Transition Belsize of how their draught busting project went from strength to strength.  Do we have a workshop planned in our area?  I'd love to offer my house - it's got loads of leaky window frames and could do with a bit of secondary glazing too.  A Saturday would be fine and I'd supply snacks

Comment by Tom Wright on October 30, 2011 at 18:28

Hi Group. I will be at the Farmers Market on Sun 13th Nov to promote the Buildings and Energy Group meeting the following day. Let me know if you are free to join me to leaflet/raise awareness for an hour or so. Thanks. Tom 07786 578 624

Comment by Tim Starley-Grainger on September 6, 2011 at 12:22

Check out the low carbon London Open House events taking part in W10 (around Lothrop Street and the Avenues)

Comment by Chris Wells on August 15, 2011 at 22:43
Not sure if the PlanLocal site is of any interest to anyone but it was just recommended to me on twitter by Chris Rowland from Ovesco on Twitter

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