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.
Energy Action Project Coordinator
- closing date 15.10.23
Fixed-term, part time, flexible working
For someone interested to coordinate a project focussed on helping local people with reducing home energy costs and living more sustainably.
Are you highly motivated and a self-starter, confident with people, and very organised?
This Energy Action Project Coordinator role includes marketing (using social media) then booking and organising home energy surveys, organising events such as talks, reporting on project delivery. You can also be trained to offer the surveys for supplementary income, alongside other paid and volunteer staff.
Desired skills include project management/co-ordination, monitoring and reporting, as well as the ability to use our website and social media tools to generate demand. A passion for helping people is also important, and some knowledge of energy efficiency would be useful.
The contract is for 12 months, part time, designed to be flexible around school holidays, and based on an average of 12 hours per week for a total of 40 weeks over this 12-month period. It is expected that the 12 hours/week would typically be over several days each week.
The selected contractor will be paid £25/hour, up to a maximum of 480 hours to run from late October 2023 (total payment of £12,000 over the 12-month period).
The contractor will be expected to record their hours and invoice on a monthly basis (note the weekly hours may be greater during the winter period and initial set up phase, and less during the spring and summer seasons and school holidays).
The contract may be extended for an additional year, if additional funding is obtained.
If you are interested, please submit a CV and brief covering letter setting out your interest in this role to email@example.com.
Leaky Homes Roadshow
EARR's team of volunteers, with help of a thermal camera are visiting areas of Reigate and Redhill - offering to survey homes for heat loss and provide suggestions specific to your home to reduce home energy use.
This is a great opportunity to gain insights into how to reduce your own home bills as well as to do what you can to minimise your carbon emissions.
Click here for more information and possible dates near you.
Leaky Homes Roadshow - we are seeking more help...
Can you help us make a positive difference to local people facing the challenge of heating their homes this Winter?
We are looking for great people to help deliver this project on a paid or voluntary basis.
We are creating a local network of Home Energy Champions to conduct home energy surveys, offer suggestions for reducing costs and staying warm, and deliver materials for immediate benefits.
Surveys mostly take place in the evenings, are by invitation, and are based on our standard survey form, an infrared camera and the latest energy saving advice.
Home Energy Champions will be provided with training by Energise South on Saturday 28th January 2023.
If you are practical, caring, passionate about energy and have one or two evenings a week to spare over the next few weeks then you could be just who we are looking for. To find out more review the document below or go to The Leaky Homes survey.
If this is of interest to you then get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for more information about what is involved, including training.
More about EARR
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
People living in hard to heat homes and on lower incomes, could receive grants between £10,000 and £25,000 to improve insulation and install renewable technology - helping to save energy, reduce emissions and combat rising energy prices.
Improvement measures include loft insulation, cavity and external wall insulation, underfloor insulation. Also they fund renewables such as solar electricity panels (once insulation has been fitted).
£10-25k (25k level applying to off gas grid properties only).
Applications for properties with an Energy Performance Rating of E, F or G will be prioritised. Upgrades to EPC D-rated properties will be limited.
Low income is below £30,000 or getting means-tested benefits (including disability benefits).
Home Energy Presentations
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.
Following a successful run, we are pausing, but intend to have more dates. Sign up to the CARR newsletter to keep informed.
With domestic energy prices already due to go up steeply 2022-2023, the focus of these talks are 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