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 George Latham on August 17, 2010 at 13:52
Looks great Lorraine... why not post the videos on this site too?
Comment by Lorraine Skinner on August 17, 2010 at 12:38
I joined brentgoinggreen in May, and so far I am the only participant to submit videos which can be seen on youtube. I think "your washing machine can make you green" is the funniest. This is a really easy way to get important messages across about saving energy, I can't understand why more people don't make them.
Comment by Tom Wright on August 15, 2010 at 10:29
Hi Barbara

Thanks for this info. I have replied to sign up.

By the way. I am intrigued that since my comment to this group in October last year, in which I included our household emissions data, no other group member has replied with their data. David and George replied with very useful thoughts but not their actual household usage data. T
Comment by Barbara Gehin on August 13, 2010 at 16:09


Dear all,

As a new member, I would like to contribute by letting you know this great initiative of the Brent Council.
Participants will receive a free energy monitoring device to monitor their consumption, become aware of their expenses, and reduce them.

The three challengers who save the most energy will receive prizes at the Brent Going Green Awards ceremony in November.

Good for you, good for the planet !
Comment by Tim Starley-Grainger on July 15, 2010 at 16:20
Come along to Queens Park Energy Futures events to learn more about Passivhaus style retrofit of Victorian cottages from leading expert Mark Elton
Comment by Michael Stuart on March 6, 2010 at 22:15
Draught-busting workshop was very good - simple and practical. Thanks to all for organising it and helping buy DIY material and save money.
Comment by Joyce Nettleton on October 12, 2009 at 10:05
Can we of the B&E group meet up so we can get to Know each other and start looking at ideas face to face? What do others think?
Comment by Matthew Sharp on October 11, 2009 at 19:37
No, unfortunately I've something else on. Perhaps you or someone would ask him to contact me, or get his contact details so I can phone or email him for a chat about it?
Comment by George Latham on October 11, 2009 at 18:54
Matthew - are you coming to our film night at the Lexi on Wednesday? I think that Alexis from Transition Belsize is planning to come and he has just come back from Germany where he has been researching PassivHaus...
Comment by Matthew Sharp on October 11, 2009 at 17:17
I live in a Victorian terraced house and intend to make some major changes to the building to make it more suitable for our family needs and to cut the carbon footprint of the building by hopefully incorporating as many PassivHaus features as possible. I'd be interested in anyone with practical experience of this, or a professional interest, and also if anyone knows how good Brent Council Planning Dept are on green issues etc.

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