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Friday, 18 May – Update
The next monthly meeting is Thursday, May 24, 1p.m. at the offices of the BLIND FOUNDATION, 96 BRISTOL STREET, CHRISTCHURCH . We have a presentation by Michael Begg from community energy action Charity Trust to talk to us on his role regarding energy advice and education . This includes information about curtain bank insulation , community project management earthquake help ,and energy efficiency products in homes . We’re all curious to know what “curtain bank insulation” is!
Friday, 1 May – Update
On 24 May the Canterbury DeafBlind Supporters Group met at the Blind Foundation and had a very interesting talk from Michael Begg, from the Community Energy Action Group which is a 25year old charity. Last year the group assisted over 900 homes improve their energy efficiency. Their main efforts are providing a curtains from donations and assisting with power pricing, both indifferent companies and in suitable plans for each family.
The second advice given is regarding house warmth which is a 3 step programme. Firstly insulation where old systems should be checked, and where Government is bringing in new laws next June. The second step is ventilation and Michael gave much information on the science of airing houses and the value of different heating systems, which is the third step in everyone living in the best healthy environment.
Members asked many questions and this talk was very much appreciated. Discussions continued after the speaker left, and over afternoon tea.