Past Events

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Natural Insulation Materials for Older Houses Workshop

Date: 
Thu, 30/05/2024

10am-12.30pm
Bamford Memorial Hall, Brentwood Road, S33 0AG.

A joint workshop for Homeowners by Hope Valley Climate Action Energy group and Marches Energy Agency’s Home Energy Advice Team pilot project.

This workshop will cover the natural breathable insulation and building materials for houses with an older construction, such as most of the houses in the Hope Valley. It will include their pros and cons, and practical details of how to install and fix them. Samples of the different materials will be available including a place where you can buy them.

This workshop will be useful both for people wanting to learn more before starting their insulation work and for DIYers planning to do the insulation work themselves.

Alex Sparrow is recognized globally as one of the leading experts in the use of hempcrete ( a remarkable building material using hemp and lime to create plater, mortar and an alternative to concrete) and other bio-based construction products.

Alex sits on the board of the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products in the UK and is Founder and CEO at UK Hempcrete.

Book your free place on this workshop HERE

H.E.A.T Hub's Home Energy Efficiency Workshop

Date: 
Fri, 24/05/2024

The H.E.A.T Hub is coming to Doveridge!

Book your place for the free Home Energy Efficiency Event on Friday 24th May at Doveridge Village Club, 1 Alms Road, DE6 5JZ.

Do ANY of the below apply to your home?

  • EPC rating of D-G
  • In a conservation area
  • Off the gas network

The Home Energy Advice Team (H.E.A.T Hub) specialises in households that are hard to heat in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Get innovative, in-person advice on how to save energy, money and reduce carbon emissions.

Plus, eligible households may be entitled to a free Home Energy Plan - an in-depth survey tailored to your property.

Book your place now at https://bit.ly/HEATHubDoveridge

Eco Hub Chesterfield

Date: 
Fri, 05/04/2024

Come to the Eco Hub, every Friday at 61 Low Pavement, Chesterfield.

On Friday 5th April, join the Growing Session at 10.30am-12pm for all things garden-related, including seed-sowing activity for all ages, gardening advice and SeedSwap.

H.E.A.T Hub Workshop Darley Abbey

Date: 
Sat, 23/03/2024

Saturday 23rd March
10.30am-12.30pm
St Matthews Church, Fellowship Room, Darley Abbey, DE22 1EF.

Wanting to go green, but wondering where to start?

Come along to the H.E.A.T Hub’s ‘How to Improve the Efficiency of your Home’ event, supported by Derby City Council. 

If you own your own home which is off the gas network, in a conservation area or just plain hard to heat (EPC D-G), and want to make improvements this is an opportunity to meet the Home Energy Advice Team.

The HEAT Hub comprises experts in the industry, including experienced advisors and assessors. They will work with homeowners to develop their energy efficiency journey, producing improvement plans that take into consideration how to preserve the heritage and quality of your home, but also to maximise investments made.

To reserve your free place at the event, click HERE
 
To find out more about HEAT Hub, please visit www.homeenergyadviceteamhub.uk or call 0800 677 1332.   

Ask The Expert with Nick Parsons Online

Date: 
Tue, 19/03/2024

Tuesday 19th March
6pm-7.30pm

Online via Zoom (link will be sent when you register). 

Join the H.E.A.T Hub’s ‘Ask The Expert Q&A’ online live event hosted by expert Nick Parsons. 

With over 35 years of experience in energy-efficient and sustainable building experience as well as renewable energy, no question is too big or too small for Nick Parsons to answer.  

This workshop aims to give you a chance to develop your knowledge of the fabric first approach to home insulation, and sustainable retrofitting, whilst giving you the confidence to communicate with tradespeople effectively. This will also give you a chance to have any questions about your home renovations, or energy saving measures answered by a professional with years of hands-on experience.  

This workshop is free of charge and is available to anybody in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. If you want to make your home greener, need help to complete your own eco refurbishment project, learn about insulating materials and find out first-hand what is best practice we encourage you to attend. 

Please ensure you email your questions to HEATHub@nottenergy.uk before the Q&A session to avoid your questions being missed.

Book your free place HERE

H.E.A.T Hub Workshop Beeston

Date: 
Sat, 16/03/2024

Saturday 16th March
9.30-11.30am

Beeston Council Offices, Foster Ave, Nottingham, England, NG9 1AB.

Presentations and introductory session, with the opportunity to book a free home energy survey.

Refreshments will be available.

Homeowners can meet the Home Energy Advice Team and hear first-hand about the HEAT Hub’s package of tailored support, including an opportunity to book a free Home Energy Plan, meet the experts and ask questions about their own home improvement projects.

The HEAT Hub comprises experts in the industry, including experienced architects, retrofit assessors and coordinators. They will work with homeowners to develop their energy efficiency journey, producing improvement plans that take into consideration how to preserve the heritage and quality of your home, but also to maximise investments made.

The free Home Energy Plans are adapted to offer different levels of support; 1. A green home 2. Clean heat and power, 3. Heritage and Conservation. Plans provide an assessment of the heat loss of the home through to the installation of renewable energy systems, such as Air Source Heat Pumps and Solar PV Panels, as well as design specifics for heritage homes and guidance on government funding.

To reserve your free place at the event, click HERE

To find out more about HEAT Hub, please visit www.homeenergyadviceteamhub.uk 

H.E.A.T Hub Event: How to Improve the Efficiency of your Home

Date: 
Sat, 24/02/2024

Saturday 24th February 
10.30am-12.30pm 
The Assembly Rooms, 13/14 Chesterfield Road, Chesterfield S40 1AR.

Wanting to go green, but wondering where to start?

Come along to the H.E.A.T Hub’s ‘How to Improve the Efficiency of your Home’ event, supported by Transition Chesterfield and Derbyshire County Council. 

Homeowners can meet the Home Energy Advice Team and hear first-hand about HEAT Hub’s package of tailored support, including an opportunity to book in for a free Home Energy Plan, receive one-to-one impartial advice from energy experts and ask any questions that you may have. 

Over the last decade there has been a rapid change in energy efficiency within the home, with greener technologies cutting energy bills and carbon emissions.

The HEAT Hub is coming to Chesterfield to get your home ready for the future, offering unbiased expert guidance and a free step-by-step action plan to decarbonise your home.   

To reserve your place at the event, click HERE

To find out more about HEAT Hub, please visit www.homeenergyadviceteamhub.uk or call 0800 677 1332.

Hayfield Smallholding Tour

Date: 
Sat, 31/12/2022

Hayfield, Derbyshire
Organised by James Ellson
From £12/person

Are you interested in learning more about sustainable living, growing your own food, keeping chickens, and beekeeping?

James Ellson runs tours of his smallholding in Hayfield, usually on Sunday mornings, focused on sustainable living.

You will:

  • Tour the vegetable garden. Discuss permaculture, inter-cropping, perennials, no-dig, and pests. 
     
  • Tour the fruit and nut trees. Discuss growing, grafting and crossing apples and other fruit. 
     
  • Watch the bees and learn more about beekeeping. Try on a bee suit. Taste the honey.
     
  • See the solar panels, wood pellet boiler, smart meter. Discuss all the energy systems.
     
  • And more... 

More info: https://bit.ly/2YGP2rd 

Sustainability Talks by James Ellson...

James Ellson is available for in-person or online talks (£75 plus travel from Hayfield) on a variety of sustainability topics. Talks available include:

  • Living sustainably – is it really possible? Tips for eating and living more sustainably in order to combat global warming
     
  • I Ate My Last Herefordshire Russet This Morning – An Introduction To Growing Apple Trees inc. a demonstration of whip and tongue grafting
     
  • A Turkey is Just for Christmas – Winter On the Smallholding 

More info: https://bit.ly/3lzs0vk     

 


 

Refills on the Road

Date: 
Sat, 31/12/2022


Various Locations in Derbyshire

Refills on the Road is a mobile zero waste shop visiting several locations around Derbyshire. The van carries 160 dry foods, 33 herbs & spices, 20 cleaning products, and a variety of plastic free toiletries and home items.

Bring your own container, buy by weight, avoid single-use plastic packaging. The van is now serving Duffield on a fortnightly basis.

Product list: https://bit.ly/3HdfnyL
Location list: https://bit.ly/3D9URg9
Up-to-date information via Facebook

Sustainable Living Tour - Hockerton Housing Project

Date: 
Sat, 22/10/2022


Hockerton
Organised by Hockerton Housing Project
Up to £20

Do you want to see what low carbon living might look like? The Hockerton Housing Project is a small community of five earth sheltered homes built in 1998 on the outskirts of Hockerton, Nottinghamshire, UK.

They are offering tours around their site on the following dates:

  • Saturday 5th March
  • Saturday 7th May
  • Saturday 11th June
  • Saturday 10th September
  • Saturday 22nd October

N.B:-  All tours start at 2pm.

https://bit.ly/3Gqatho