After working with Devas Youth Club in Battersea back in 2019 to install solar panels, LED lighting and Hydromx, we are back for more! Following a successful bid for £27,000 worth of funding from the Wandsworth Local Fund, phase two began in July 2020.
CREW is currently implementing more LED lighting, secondary glazing and destratifiers. This will be followed by phase 3 – a heat pump system – in autumn 2020.
The measures put in place during phase one cut energy usage by 25%, amounting to a carbon saving of 11.72 tonnes per annum and a combined total of £3,400 on their energy bills. The measures for phases two and three will further reduce bills and get the club well on their way to meeting their climate targets. Find out more in our project case study.
We are delighted to be working with the club again – so much so that we will be launching our first share offer with them in September to help fund phase 3! Stay tuned for more details on how you can get involved.
Community energy cooperative CREW Energy awarded £99,162 from Power to Change
Wandsworth- and Merton-based community energy cooperative CREW Energy has won a grant of £99,162 from independent trust Power to Change. The grant, part of the trust’s Next Generation Fund, will allow the coop to promote and fund community ownership of renewable heat to tackle three issues in our society: climate change, fuel poverty and air quality.
This funding will support CREW in achieving their goals of education, outreach, community funding, delivery and maintenance of heat networks and renewable heating systems. More specifically, the project being funded aims to deliver renewable heat to three sectors: commercial buildings – with a particular focus on civic centres – shared ground arrays in blocks of flats and in domestic homes. The Next Generation funding will mainly support CREW Energy as it develops projects in these three areas, as well as training staff in assessing renewable heat needs and supporting them as they launch their first community share offer this summer.
Responding to the climate emergency and reducing fuel poverty will only be solved through communities coming together to share time, experience, knowledge and enthusiasm. CREW Energy is excited to partner with Sustainable Merton on projects within the borough. Below we feature the work of Sustainable Merton and details of how you can get involved.