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Setting a green choices policy

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.

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Posting the game

Our card game is ready to post, and the website explaining the cards is online now, too.

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First sessions running – are you next?

We’re extremely proud to say that our first set of engineers and group leaders have been trained, and we’re getting reports that they’re doing their first sessions! Temperature and Relative Humidity sensors have been dispatched, session materials have been distributed and our games for session two are being printed as I type. It’s difficult to […]

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How to run sessions

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 […]

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Programme Overview

We’ve had a lot of questions about the content of the training and of the four main sessions of the programme. This post will cover the training for Group Leaders and the four sessions themselves. Each of the four sessions will last two hours and you will be provided with detailed session plans describing how […]

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A game, sort of 

It’s important in our group sessions that everyone participates.  Games are a very common way to make activities more engaging and ensure this happens. For our second session, we’ve devised a sort of a game. There’s no winners and no losers, and no real sense of knowing how the group has done, but it has cards […]

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A welcome to Eco-Congregations

Last night we spoke to Eco-Congregation Scotland members about our programme. Eco-Congregation has been very supportive of what we do because it complements and deepens what they are themselves able to offer. For those who were unable to make it, here are the slides we used. HeatHack presentation for Eco-Congregation Scotland, 16 August 2022

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Reading materials

We’ve been thinking about what reading materials to provide to the groups and engineers involved in the programme. There are lots of resources available on-line. We don’t want to reinvent the wheel, but they are scattered, and many of them assume too much background knowledge in how buildings work. We’ve been writing basic material that […]

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The site survey

We’re currently working on writing up the materials that groups will use during their sessions. Each week, there are some concepts to think about and some kind of practical activity. Some of the activities have the groups conduct a simplified site survey that will help them understand their heating systems and understand what professionals need […]

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An apology to those outside the UK

We’re getting good interest in engineers and community groups wanting to take part in the programme, and an unexpected surprise – some of them are outside the UK. They are very keen to take part, and we’d love to be able to support them, but it’s not something we can do at this time. HeatHack’s […]