New Community Energy Guide available now

Today, REAP is launching its guide for community buildings wanting to save energy, install renewable energy technology and generate an income for their community into the future. It is the culmination of a year’s project working with community buildings in Moray to help them achieve a more sustainable building into the future.

“Who wouldn’t want to save on their energy bills?” said Ann Davidson, REAP Community Energy Officer who has been working on this project, funded by the Climate Challenge Fund from the Scottish Government. “Everyone’s energy bills have been rising over the past few years and community buildings are no exception. These buildings are at the heart of our communities – they are where ‘community’ happens and host events, groups and activities that cover the cradle to the grave. I have been delighted and priviledged to work with hard working hall committee members s who help run these facilities and be of some use to help them with their energy saving actions like insulation, draught-proofing and double glazing, and their aspirations to install renewable energies.”

The guide, “Energising Community Buildings” is being launched by MSP Richard Lochhead in Dufftown Memorial Hall, one of the buildings helped by REAP’s project. The Hall committee has managed to install solar photovoltaic panels that will save them money on electricity bils and generate an income through the government’s Fed In Tariff. The guide is available to download free from the REAP website from this link:

http://www.reapscotland.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/03/Energising-Community-Halls.pdf