Posts Tagged ‘wood fuelled heating’


16
JAN

Vince Adams says:
Sturminster Newton Renewable Energy Exhibition & Forum – 16th February 2013


Category: Climate Change, Energy Events in Dorset, Renewable Energy
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Sturminster Newton Renewable Energy Exhibition & Forum
Date: 16th February 2013
Timing: 9.30am – 1.30pm
Venue: Bow Room at the Exchange, Sturminster Newton, Dorset

FREE Admission

We would like to invite you to this fantastic new Renewable Energy Exhibition which has been planned to show off the latest technology from established local sources who will be on hand to advise and enthuse local people with the opportunities that exist for installing the right kind of equipment for your needs to save money, stay warmer, and help our countries’ CO2 emission targets for future generations.

Exhibitors include:

  • Ace Energy Solar
  • Bioheat Gillingham Wood burning energy
  • Nissan LEAF 100% Electric Cars
  • Carelec LED lighting and Edmundsons the Electrical Wholesalers
  • DEAC Energy Conservation
  • Green Deal
  • Tim Purbrick Specialist in major solar farm projects
  • NDDC Planning Representative from the local planning committee
  • Energize Stur Valley Local Energy Group
  • Dorset Energized

DEAC (Dorset Energy Advice Centre) will be demonstrating how to help people out of fuel poverty and advising on grants and supports that can be obtained here in Dorset.

The representative from NDDC will answer queries relating to planning laws.

For those interested in Electric Transport their will be the opportunity to test drive the new Nissan LEAF 100% electric car.

For visitors with specific questions about any related subjects there will be an on-going Forum where a panel of professionals will be on hand to answer them.

Admission is FREE and the Exchange has an excellent Cafe where refreshments will be available throughout the morning.



18
MAY

Anna Celeste Watson says:
New Eco Holiday Cottage in Wool, Dorset


Category: Biomass Energy, Eco Homes DIY & Tourism, Energy Efficiency, Green Electricity, Solar Energy, Sustainable Living
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Fresh from the excitement of launching the Dorset Energized website, I am also very excited about another renewable energy website I have just created for the new Railway Eco Cottage in Dorset…

Catherine Fisher from Swanage (who now lives in Scotland but frequently visits Dorset) has lovingly renovated her old family terraced cottage in Wool, in an eco-conscious way, and I am very impressed by her commitment to making it as green as possible simply because she feels it is the right thing to do!

Here’s how she has made this 100 year old end of terrace into a practical, contemporary and beautifully presented eco-home:

SOLAR THERMAL PANELS on the roof heat all the water, of which there is always an abundant supply (but of course she encourages her guests to be mindful of their water usage).

All appliances are electric (no gas) and powered by Good Energy’s 100% RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY upon Dorset Energized’s recommendation (and she respectfully asks visitors to be mindful of their energy usage and to switch off appliances and lights when not in use).

UNDERFLOOR HEATING is more energy efficient. The WOODEN FLOORS are also an eco-friendly product designed to retain heat and are also very hardwearing so shouldn’t need to be replaced.

A WOODBURNER is more energy efficient and uses carefully sourced wood logs as fuel.

ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTBULBS are used on all light fittings throughout the whole cottage.

The kitchen table was made from RECLAIMED WOOD and both beds and mattresses made from SUSTAINABLE SOURCES.

ECOVER products are provided for her guests convenience and the cleaners Dust & Shine also use ECO-FRIENDLY products. There is deliberately no tumble dryer to encourage guests to use the WASHING LINE to save energy.

She encourages her guests to take advantage of PUBLIC TRANSPORT especially with Wool train station situated next door, or to explore Dorset by walking or cycling. Guests can keep their bikes in the undercover porch or shed but she is also currently building a special area just for bikes.

The garden shed has a WOOD STORAGE area and she makes RECYCLING and COMPOSTING easy with specially fitted bins in the kitchen cupboard doors.

Even during the renovation, Catherine was very careful not to waste any materials that could be RECYCLED and used ECO-FRIENDLY PAINTS.

The cottage is a perfect base to explore Dorset for anyone who loves simple holidays and nature, especially with it being right by the River Frome, and is ideal for eco-conscious travellers.

Catherine would be delighted to offer you advice on your own eco home renovations, or installing solar thermal panels or woodburners – email her on info@railwayecocottagedorset.co.uk

Check out the website for photos and more inspiration, and make sure you recommend your friends! www.railwayecocottagedorset.co.uk



24
APR

Guest Energizer says:
Wood Fuelled District Heating for Rural Communities


Category: Community Energy, Fuel Poverty & Security, Renewable Heat Energy
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At trueheat (Renewable Heat Utility Limited) we’ve been exploring the viability of providing wood fuelled district heating systems to rural communities in Dorset. This can provide a low cost, environmentally sustainable way to heat homes. For areas not served by gas and with a sufficient density of housing, a small scale wood fuelled district heating system will reduce your carbon footprint and lower your heating bills.

Click here to download our Wood Fuelled District Heating PDF Infosheet or to find out more visit our website at www.true-heat.com.

Posted by Andrew Lawton



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