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SY Awarded Grant for Public Buildings Energy Survey

Posted Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sustainable Youlgrave is delighted to announce that it has been awarded £9,500 to commission an energy survey of public buildings in Youlgrave and Middleton. The money is from the Peak District National Park’s Sustainable Development Fund and will pay for specialists to conduct a full energy survey on seven public buildings: the two parish churches, All Saints Primary School, Middleton Village Hall, Wesleyan Reform Chapel, Youlgrave Reading Room and Youlgrave Scout & Community Hall. The aim is to help identify ways in which the buildings can reduce their energy and water consumption, including the feasibility of using appropriate renewable energy resources.

"I'm delighted and very grateful that we have been awarded a grant from the Sustainable Development Fund," said SY Committee Member Dave Sharpe who is managing the project. "This energy survey of public buildings in Youlgrave and Middleton is hopefully the first step towards making our community venues more energy efficient and cheaper to run. Introduction of the proposals from the survey will also reduce the village's overall carbon footprint."

Harry Bowell, who chairs the Peak District Sustainable Development Fund panel, said: "This project is what sustainable development in the Peak District is all about – improving energy efficiency and cutting costs for public buildings which are the life-blood of our village communities."

The survey is planned to take place over Spring 2010. It is hoped that even simple measures such as better insulation and draft proofing will be able to help these important community-run venues save money and contribute towards a greener Youlgrave, as well as delivering a wider educational message about energy saving.

Image: Youlgrave Church may benefit from an energy survey.

Youlgrave Church

Image: Youlgrave primary school, All Saints.

All Saints Primary School, Youlgrave

Image: Youlgrave Energy survey grant could help the Wesleyan chapel.

The Wesleyan Chapel at Youlgrave

Image: Youlgrave reading room.

Youlgrave Reading Room

Image: Youlgrave Scout hut and Community Hall.

The Scout hut and Community hall Youlgrave

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