18% of carbon emissions come from domestic heating. To meet our legally binding commitment to reach net zero by 2050, we have to change the way we heat our homes over the next 10 years.
CommuniHeat is a partnership between the people of Barcombe, local community energy group Ovesco, engineering practice Buro Happold, electricity distributor UK Power Networks and Community Energy South to develop the roadmap which aims to understand how rural communities can switch to low-carbon heating in a planned way that ensures comfort, affordability and a smooth transition.
People in Barcombe are being offered energy use surveys and monitoring for their own homes which gives people the tools to make informed decisions about switching to renewables. And vouchers up to £50 to spend within Barcombe as a thank you.
Together we will capture the energy use data and create a model which will show us what Barcombe would look like as a net zero village and how to achieve it. CommuniHeat will write the book on how other similar communities can achieve the same goal.
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