For community groups

Do you want to understand what a net zero future means for your community building?

The Surefoot Effect and HeatHack are offering a new programme for community groups that will help them decide what’s right for their premises. 

a community group at work

To participate, you will need to have six people who want to be involved, plus permission from the building’s owners or management.  It’s really good if you can include some people who are involved in managing the building and some other building users. The insights that disabled and elderly users have can be particularly valuable, as can those of people running children’s groups and people who might be interested in using your building, but don’t already. Please do consider involving them!

The programme involves four two-hour sessions to answer questions like:

  • Are we using the heating correctly for what we do in the building?
  • How can we make people comfortable without damaging the planet or it costing too much?
  • What does the community need and is this building suitable?
  • What energy efficiency and heating changes are appropriate for how we want to use the building, and how can we plan to make them happen?
  • What can we do in the meantime to make better use of energy?

We will also help you plan and run a community engagement event that will start you on your journey and help justify future community grants.  You will be guided in the more technical matters by a volunteer engineer. This could be someone you find yourselves in your local community, but with the kind assistance of Engineers Without Borders, we can also try to find one for you. We will help you throughout and provide training for the group organiser and engineer.   

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If you require a short information page to show your premises’ management, please find a printable .pdf here: