Household Energy

From our community engagement exercise we realised that "energy" or more accuratly "household energy" was a topic that the community wanted to take action on. Again the motivations are complex ranging from the need to address climate change to saving money on heating our homes.

Riversmeet developed a three phase strategy to take action in this area.Firstly to put a toe in the water with an Eco Team project to gauge the level of community interest. This proved to be high and 35 people followed the six month Eco Team programme.

The second approach was to have a practical demonstration of what can be done to insulate existing buildings.This is being done at n.2, Market Place in Partnership with Groundwork NE and will be completed in April. Ian Headford is project managing this on our behalf.

The third leg of the strategy is to do a full blown community project. We are starting to secure funds to complete a feasibility for Cockermouth and develop this approach.

Latest Community Energy news

  • Riversmeet Energy Event 27 th Feb 2013 Interested in saving money on your home or community building by reducing your energy consumption? Riversmeet are running an energy event 7-9 pm at the resource centre on Wednesday 27 th Feb. So come and join like minded people to share your...energy, event, Resource Centre
  • Resource centre achieves low energy status. The environmental upgrading of No 4 Market place has now been completed. The energy performance of the building before refurbishment was rated as G, greater than 150. Upon completion of the refurbishment work its now rated as B, between 26 and 50...EPC, Resource Centre
  • Collaboration with allerdale council on energy Riversmeet is collaborating with Allerdale council to bid for funds for a energy feasability study in Cockermouth. The bid is being submitted this week 18th May 2012.This is part of a programme for a community energy strategy for the town.Energy fesability study funding
  • Work on Riversmeet Community Resource centre has started There is a lot of action on No 4, Market Place Mid Feb and the floor has been installed and work starts this week on some of the external work and cavity wall insulation. All of the work is planned to finish in April 2012. Keep track of the...Community, Resource Centre, Riversmeet

Latest Community Energy events

  • Home energy saving event Riversmeet Home energy saving event 22nd Feb 2014 10 am till 16.00 pm. Come and see how you can save energy in your home specifically:- Have your...Drop In event 22nd Feb 2014
  • Local Homemade Craft & Produce Sale Monthly Local Craft and Produce Sale to coincide with the Farmers Market run by Cumbria Food Direct. Helpers and Sellers welcome. ...crafts, Gifts, Local Food, sale
  • Local and Homemade Craft and Produce Sale   Please invite your family and friends to this event.... Due to the success of the Craft and Produce Sale, we will be having one every 1st...
  • Local Homemade Craft & Produce Sale   Please invite your family and friends to this event.... Due to the success of the last few Craft and Produce Sales, we will be having one...craft, Local Food, market, sale
  • Local and Homemade Craft and Produce Sale   Please invite your friends to this event.... So far we have wildlife prints and photographs, rugs, wooly gifts, recycled wood products,...crafts, Food, produce, upcycling
  • Community Energy Talk What can you do to save: Energy and money in your home or community building   On; Wednesday 27th Feb 7-9 pm At; Riversmeet Resource Centre...energy, powering down
  • Resource Centre Open Days     Heritage Open Days           6-8th September 10-2pm Riversmeet Community Resource 4 Market Street,...displays, energy, exhibitions, Food, groundwork, heritage open days, reuse
  • Resource Centre Open Days     Heritage Open Days           6-8th September 10-2pm Riversmeet Community Resource 4 Market Street,...display, energy, exhibitions, Food, groundwork, heritage open days, reuse
  • Resource Centre Open Days   Heritage Open Days           6-8th September 10-2pm Riversmeet Community Resource 4...displays, energy, exhibitions, Food, groundwork, heritage open days, reuse