|The Energy Saving Trust advice centre for London tours the capital in February and March with a series of free ?technology showcases? and ?People Power? events demonstrating ways of improving energy efficiency in the home.|
The ?technology showcases? offer a unique one stop shop with impartial ?Energy Doctors?, complete with white coats, on hand to talk through energy saving options for the home including the latest technology. The ?Energy doctors? are also able to give information on the return on investment for the measures taken and local grant availability. In addition to providing impartial information to planners, architects, developers and the public, the Energy Saving Trust advice centre has also invited manufacturers and installers to the events in order to demonstrate how these technologies work and how much they cost.
New technologies on show cover the latest in energy efficient heating, construction, micro-renewables and lighting. There are eight showcases for professionals and four showcases for the public.
At our ?People Power? events we provide face-to-face, impartial and independent advice and information to Londoners on how to increase the energy efficiency of their homes, fight climate change, reduce their carbon footprint and save money. The events are designed to help local people to better understand the benefits of energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable transport as well as provide information on local grants and offers, and tailored advice on their own homes.
Philip Sellwood, Chief Executive of the Energy Saving Trust commented ?The Energy Saving Trust and our advice centres believe that engaging with professionals and the public face-to-face at local events is vital in helping to get the message across about energy efficiency in a more engaging way. Our Green Barometer report shows that seventy five per cent of people in London now feel pressure to change the way they live to reduce climate change and yet many of us in London only do a few small things, with twenty five per cent doing nothing at all. By doing these series of local events and showcasing some of the innovative technology on offer, we hope to get the message across in an interesting and exciting way so that people really sit up and take notice and importantly, take action".
All events are free. The public technology showcases and ?People Power? events are drop in events. To register for the professional technology showcases, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/London