Raw Output from workshop
This is merely the typed up notes from the workshop. Workshop attendees should suggest any updates in comments. Or add extra thoughts since the workshop.
What can we do?
– Individual homes
– Tenements (and other flats) are communities. How do we get together with neighbours to take action?
Create a tenement template for sustainability: energy efficiency and back greens. “How-to” and costs
Incorporate energy efficiency / renewables into repairs
Tools to help engage neighbours. A way to assess the potential energy saving
An outside organisation to support / enable
Knowledge and info materials
– grants and loans
– payback time
– Tenements Scotland Act – majority rule
– Process time
– Energy Performance Certificate
– how to create group identity
Learn who neighbours are
– reason to make contact (backgreen BBQ?)
– through factor?
Holding social events to start building community in tenement
Use communal space
– Back green?
– Notice board?
List possible motivations
– lower bills
– save the world!
– Charge more rent
Read ‘Carbon Reduction in Tenements’
Identify problem first
Check out Changeworks website
Read ‘Energy Heritage’ as background info for energy efficiency in tenements
Get hold of information about energy efficiency and renewables in tenements and circulate
Produce briefing note for tenements
– Measure cost saving
– How to
Produce an information pack (could be pieced together with info from Changeworks)
One side A4 summary of tenement energy issues
– Changeworks to produce
– Volunteer (today’s attendees) to deliver to each flat
Contact ESSac about support for Transition Tenement projects on energy efficiency
Email Robert Barnham to replicate Edinburgh libraryies’ energy monitor rentals in Glasgow
Get smart monitors for each flat (or share) – library or power supplier
Find out about own energy use. Compare current to previous bills.
Meet housing association to get thermostat installed on hall radiator, monitor bills over 6 months, make case for HA to install in all flats
Invite someone to survey building to get specific – who does it for free?
Personal home energy assessment
Get Bob to come to see our tenement roof
Get ESSac to give a talk in Energy Saving Week in Glasgow for Transition Tenements Glasgow