Not-in-time heating is a very common pattern in community buildings. We describe some common reasons for it.
We’ve been asked to help plan ahead for when a gas boiler fails in a church rectory – a house for a priest. Here’s what we’d suggest for these houses and for community venues.
One of our early groups has asked us if we have any model policies for making choices based on payback periods, running costs, and the like. We don’t, but we have some suggestions and are asking around.
We’re advising all of our groups to get smart meters. They should allow venues to see live energy use readings taken every half hour. In this blog post we explain why that’s useful.
Here’s an interesting fact – between 1980 and 2013, it was illegal in the UK to heat public spaces to above 19C unless there was a specific reason. We’re currently looking at why one of our monitors often sees 30C.
Churches often ask us this question, especially this time of year. The thinking on this has changed and the answer is usually “no”.
Our card game is ready to post, and the website explaining the cards is online now, too.
Here’s how to plot our thermal monitor data in Excel.
We’ve had a request from a busy charity that has been paired with one of our Engineers without Borders volunteers. They’d like us to suggest words they can send out to help them recruit the members for their small group. Charity volunteers tend to be passionate and dedicated, but over-stretched, and it can be tricky […]
We’ve trained our first group leaders and engineers, and they are ready to run sessions. If you’re curious to see more detail of what the sessions contain, you can find the session schedules and supporting materials here: Materials – HeatHack We’re still finishing off some elements of it, but they’ll be done in time for […]