C.H.E.E.S.E Energy Surveys

The C.H.E.E.S.E. Project is a Bristol-based not-for-profit community enterprise that aims to reduce domestic energy losses, at low cost. Some people reading this may already have had a thermal imaging survey of their home carried out by them. If not, now is the time to consider one to reduce your energy consumption, keep warmer, save money and contribute to Bristol’s most recent climate change commitments. Surveys can only be carried out in the colder months.

The C.H.E.E.S.E. Project has been presented with a Carbon Saving Award by Community Energy England / Community Energy Wales as “the community group which has undertaken the most inspiring energy conservation and/or management project” of the year (see https://communityenergyengland.org/news/community-energy-awards).

Draught between floorboards

Missing cavity wall insulation

Cold vent

Poorly fitting window

The survey’s unique method identifies draughts and cold spots, many of which you won’t be aware of, and suggests how to take remedial action.  Surveys cost £75-£150, depending on the size of your house or flat, but are free for low income households, and take 2-3 hours.  You will be given a memory stick with a recording of the survey (audio and visual images) so you have a record of the findings and the remedial advice given.  You can also borrow an energy box containing energy monitors and an Eco-house manual. More information, testimonials and how to apply can be found at https://cheeseproject.co.uk/.

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