An ACE visit from Lord Mayor!
The Project Action on Community Energy (ACE) team was recently visited by Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Anne Murphy at the Westfield Big Local Gala.
ACE were attending the event to increasing public awareness on fuel poverty in Sheffield and how to tackle it by improving the energy efficiency of our houses/buildings. The team distributed flyers, gave talks to the public and recommended affordable solutions to reduce energy bills.
ACE aims to build up a picture of energy efficiency across the city by analysing public buildings and homes to increase energy conservation and provide advice to improve efficiency.
Under the supervision of Dr Mohammed Zandi, students are equipped with cutting-edge thermal imaging equipment and use techniques to trace heat loss through the building fabric and highlight problems such as draughts, damp and poor insulation.
Last year, ACE was shortlisted for a prestigious Energy Institute Initiative Award. The EI Awards is a celebration of the contribution that people in the energy industry make to its progress, innovation and excellence, and the judges were particularly impressed with the commitment and originality that was demonstrated in by CBE students.
This year, the project is more active than ever with five students taking the lead. The students are working with community groups like Westfield Community and local schools.