Bradfords Building Supplies is hosting an event to offer advice and support to the local community on improving home energy efficiency. With rising energy prices and the need for rapid decarbonisation at the top of agendas as we move into winter, the event will provide opportunities for the local community to meet with and ask questions of suppliers and industry leaders.
The latest of Bradfords’ ‘Building Sustainable Communities’ series, the event takes place on 24 November at Somerset County Cricket Club. The day begins with a Home Energy Efficiency Exhibition from 12 noon – 4pm, where visitors can find out about accessing funding for retrofit projects and how to improve the energy efficiency of their homes, including advice on how to optimise a new extension or self-build project for energy efficiency. Experts from local support organisations will be on hand, as well as key suppliers of energy efficiency materials and measures.
From 6pm, invitees including local authority representatives, plus key stakeholders from across Bradfords’ customer base will join the ‘Energy Efficiency and Mitigating Increased Energy Prices’ session, which will feature a programme of speakers including:
- TrustMark on the latest updates on the Government’s retrofit strategy, including grant schemes
- The Centre for Sustainable Energy on their work to find solutions to combat climate change and end the misery of cold homes
- Architect and developer, Ben James, on designing sustainability into developments and the business benefits of taking an environmentally responsible approach
Building Sustainable Communities was launched in November 2021. This latest event marks the third in the series and is the first to include a public exhibition.
“We launched Building Sustainable Communities to inspire, inform and engage the South-West on achieving long term environmental and social sustainability for the built environment. In the face of rising energy bills and the cost-of-living crisis, we wanted to provide practical retrofit support and guidance directly to our local community. We hope that bringing everyone together in this new format will inspire home renovators, self-builders and the South West’s construction community to take measures that will help create warm, environmentally sustainable homes,” said Giles Bradford, head of sustainability at Bradfords Building Supplies.