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Sat, 02 Apr



Greening Our Homes

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Greening Our Homes
Greening Our Homes

Time & Location

02 Apr 2022, 11:00 – 17:00

London, Angel Central, Parkfield St, London N1 0PS, UK

About the event

  • How can I reduce my fuel bills?
  • What is a heat pump and how do I install one?
  • What are the best ways to insulate my home?
  • What sources of energy should Islington be using more of?

This Saturday, we're exploring all these questions and more in an exciting Greening Our Homes event, where we will be exploring insulation, saving energy and alternatives to gas central heating and more.

Residential emissions currently account for a whopping 19 per cent of the annual total of the UK’s carbon emissions; 26 million homes need upgrading with energy efficiency measures and low carbon heating systems if we are to reach its net zero carbon emissions target by 2050.

PLUS don’t miss our super popular Free Toy Shop and Vegan Bake Sale. All bakers and buyers welcome!

Here’s the line-up!

11.15am. The Bunhill Energy project.

Did you know we have a world first groundbreaking energy project in Islington? James Wilson, Acting Head of Energy at Islington Council, will talk about the revolutionary Bunhill project. Followed by a Q&A.

1pm. How to Make Your Own Haybox.

A haybox (also known as a strawbox, fireless cooker, insulation cooker, wonder oven) is a cooker that utilizes the heat of the food being cooked to complete the cooking process. Permaculture designer, craftsman, forest school teacher Piers Clifford runs a workshop on how to make one at home.

2pm. Renewable Energy Unraveled & What Homeowners need to Know

Renewable energy consultant, founder of Renewables for Schools, Funky Renewables and winner of the Islington Green Award for Energy Efficiency Campaign (2005) Fergal McEntee campaigned successfully to get recycling into Islington council. Fergal will be talking about options for renewable energy.

3pm. What are Heat Pumps?

Panel Discussion with local resident Alex Jelly, who has installed heat pumps and insulation in Islington; Chris Procter, architect and author of the LETI  (The London Energy Transformation Initiative) guide to retrofitting in Conservation areas; Ben Griffiths and Jill Ellenby who are insulating their home right now.

Kai Saunders of climate action charity Possible will be hosting a stall to talk about citizen action and demonstrate heat cameras.

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