EARR: Energy Action Redhill & Reigate - CARR's sustainable energy group
We want to help make all our buildings more sustainable in their energy use, through:
Energy efficiency retrofit
Renewable energy installations (e.g. on-site solar PV)
EARR Ltd is community benefit society which has formed by members of CARR and registered in it's own right.
We will focus on buildings which are not publicly owned / run (as Reigate & Banstead Borough Council and Surrey County Council already have plans to improve those buildings):
Community buildings: charity headquarters/offices, faith-based buildings, sports clubs, and other community assets
Schools (private, but encouraging / using learning across all schools)
Commercial: warehouses, shops, offices
The aim is to significantly change the carbon footprint of these buildings / their occupants in the near-term and to make ‘net zero’ achievable in the long-term. We will act by:
Engaging and educating building owners / occupiers
Undertaking energy surveys resulting in recommended actions
Making use of central and local government support schemes to enable actions
Using successful approaches from other similar schemes
Home Energy Roadshow
EARR's energy expert Andy Baldock is running a series of in person presentations on
- how to calculate your household’s carbon footprint
- what you can do to reduce it, and
- what help is available to achieve that.
There will be optional ‘homework’ (sent by e-mail in advance) so you can come more informed about your own energy use and potential options to reduce it, which will help make the options discussed in the talk more personal.
The next event is on Tuesday 5th April 7.15-9.15pm at Redhill Baptist Church, organised by Redhill Baptist church Creation Care team. Click here to book your place.
With domestic energy prices already due to go up around 50% in April 2022 and forecast to at least double for next winter, the focus of this talk will be on the energy used in your house - now is the time to take action to save energy, save money, and reduce your carbon footprint.
There will be other events held at various church and community centres in 2022 - click here for our CARR events page whigh we will also keep up to date
Find out more about how you can reduce the carbon footprint of your home.