Workshops, talks and training

Are you involved with a community group whose members want to find out more about renewable energy, energy efficiency or other environmental issues? Or are you a professional looking to improve your knowledge in this area so that you can better support your clients? We offer a range of workshops, presentations and training sessions which can be tailored to the needs of your organisation. A flavour of these is given below.

1. Understanding Energy

Getting to grips with the basics of energy use in the home:

  • what makes up a typical energy bill?
  • what are the most effective ways to reduce energy use and costs?
  • where can you go for help with heating and energy?

2. Energy Champions

These are more in-depth workshops aiming to equip people with the skills and knowledge they need in order to help other people in their community or clients they work with. Through practical activities and discussions, attendees learn about energy efficient appliances, home insulation, setting heating programmers correctly, grants and loans for energy efficiency, de-mystifying energy bills and tariffs, and top tips for choosing a new energy supplier.

3. Tackling Fuel Poverty

Fuel Poverty exists when a household cannot afford to heat the home to a healthy and comfortable level. Our Energy Advisors are local experts in fuel poverty, working directly with vulnerable households as well as with frontline staff and volunteers. These training sessions cover the causes of fuel poverty, including detailed information about the incidence of fuel poverty in your area; the effects of fuel poverty, especially on the health and wellbeing of the people affected; and up to date information on the practical and financial help available for residents.

4. DIY Skills for Energy Efficiency

Practical workshops to gain hands-on experience of installing simple energy efficiency measures at home, such as draught proofing, reflective radiator panels and secondary glazing. Sewing workshops teaching how to make simple thermal layers for existing curtains are also available.

Please contact us to find out more about these services and the other workshops and presentations we can offer.