HECA East Regional Update for the Next National Executive Meeting on 15 October 2015

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HECA East Regional Update for the Next National Executive Meeting on 15 October 2015

Post by ALEO Admin » Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:55 pm

HECA East held a meeting on 24th March 2015 in partnership with NEA.

An update on the sponsorship and secretariat was given. Aran Services kindly sponsored the meeting. Through the support of our sponsors we aimed to take the HECA network forward:
  • Growing the membership
  • Improving the meeting programme
  • Improving the network especially sharing of information and improving the knowledge transfer between members
A presentation was given by Steve Bacon on Ventive passive ventilation.

Members' knowledge exchange

Issues covered:
  • Cavity wall problems and CIGA-backed guarantees
  • Landlord and tenant energy efficiency problems
  • Engagement with the owner occupiers
  • Engaging with the health professionals to progress improvements to cold homes
  • Funding – health on prescription. Gentoo evaluation on prescription report to be published in April
  • Warm Homes Healthy People projects
  • Age UK study into Health and Wellbeing strategies and fuel poverty
  • Solar pv on social housing
Details of any current projects: Project updates and regional update

Members reported that the following projects were being undertaken by their Authorities in the coming year:
  • Park Homes project part funded by National Grid
  • Warm Homes Healthy People
  • Green Deal Communities projects
  • Private sector stock condition survey
  • Solar PV on public realm buildings
  • Heat Networks feasibility
  • Big Energy Switch
Details of forthcoming events

The next joint meeting with NEA is to be held on 22nd October, The CAN Chair has been invited to give an update to HECA East members as to the proposals and planned direction of CAN in the future.

Sponsorship secured

HECA East is extremely grateful to Aran Services Limited for agreeing to sponsor the group for the coming year. This has enabled the services of a secretariat to be secured and will ensure the group can meet its objectives of remaining vibrant and relevant, but - most importantly of all – supporting our membership in tackling fuel poverty and energy efficiency within the Eastern area.

- M P Hinsley, Chair, HECA East

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