Energise Hastings HEAT


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HEAT is a new independent energy advice company for Hastings. Keen to hear from people who'd like to get involved. Specifically in preparing information and boards for a shop, setting up systems (advice, sales, referals, customer database, supplier database), NEA trained advisors or those who would like to be, a group to research local projects completed, in process or planned, to put in a regular article in the Observer.

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  • This is not a public service, but locally, through the great work that has been achieved already there is a real opportunity to educate and build for the future. Who is H.E.A.T aimed at The whole community in Hastings and surrounding Towns and Villages. Domestic – Owner Occupiers, Tennants (Private and Housing Associtio), landlords. Commercial – Shops and Offices Industrial Community groups – Promotion of Community thinking – separate team to work with Communities to develop and implement schemes
  • Social Enterprise Climate change is happening, from the weather we are seeing outside it appears that the climate is changing in the UK and we will experience colder winters. The cost of traditional fuels to heat our homes is increasing. The challenge; To adapt society must change. It is to our benefit to manage this change locally, Not to develop our own solutions but to focus national and international knowledge in one place, educate local suppliers and installers and implement those solutions using local resources. Modernise existing structures and locally behaviour. Engage society, the Public, raise public awareness of sustainability, the need to change energy usage in our homes and businesses.
  • How is H.E.A.T self funded An ultimately self funding model that generates income from the community it serves. Income is derived from: Referral commission from local suppliers and installers. Project Management of commercial and community projects Local business should benefit from the work generated as a result of this advice centre and it is therefore in their interest to contribute to it’s existence. Social Enterprise Funding
  • Energise Hastings HEAT

    1. 1. Energise Hastings Southwater Community Centre St Leonards 4th December 2010
    2. 2. About HEAT <ul><li>An independent company that draws on the Governments’ ‘Big Society’ concept and aims to promote social enterprise. </li></ul><ul><li>Providing impartial advice to individuals, the communities and businesses of Hastings and surrounding towns and villages on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>energy efficiency, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>micro and community renewable generation and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grants and funding </li></ul></ul>“ Government on its own cannot fix every problem. We are all in this together. We need to draw on the skills and expertise of people across the country as we respond to the social, political and economic challenges Britain faces.” Building a Big Society David Cameron
    3. 3. Social Enterprise <ul><li>Climate change is happening </li></ul><ul><li>The UK climate is changing and we will potentially experience colder winters . </li></ul><ul><li>The cost of traditional fuels to heat our homes is increasing. </li></ul><ul><li>To adapt, society must change </li></ul><ul><li>It’s to our benefit to manage this change locally, providing a hub to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>educate local suppliers and installers and implement solutions using local resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>engage society, raise public awareness of sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>change energy usage in our homes and businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>modernise existing structures and promote sustainable behaviour </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. What we do <ul><li>Staffed by qualified energy advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Provid e face to face or telephone advice on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Climate Change, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eco efficiency and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy generation products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grants and funding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Workshops and presentations to the community on climate change, eco efficiency and energy generation products. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage and provide Assistance for community teams in initiating and running community projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Providing sustainable development advice and assistance to businesses </li></ul>
    5. 5. Sustainable Business Advice <ul><li>The challenges for Businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Ever tighter employment and environmental regulation </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing energy costs </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing costs of natural resources </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing waste disposal costs </li></ul><ul><li>Climate change </li></ul><ul><li>The recession </li></ul><ul><li>Growing customer expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Growing client expectations </li></ul>
    6. 6. How HEAT can help businesses Improve your employment policies and practices to build staff loyalty and improve productivity Develop robust environmental policies and practices that reduce your environmental impact, cut costs, find new revenue streams and increase company profit
    7. 7. Cont…. <ul><li>Energy management </li></ul><ul><li>Waste management and recycling </li></ul><ul><li>Water management </li></ul><ul><li>Improving building performance </li></ul><ul><li>Supply chain management </li></ul><ul><li>Driving sustainability through your core business </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>For more information about HEAT please contact: Simon Lee on at: [email_address] or Vanessa Ravenscroft at: [email_address]