Esk Valley Community Energy Group reports and articles

In 2012 CO2Sense was commissioned by Danby Village Hall, in conjunction with Esk Valley Community Energy Group to produce two reports.  The work was funded by the Department of Energy and Climate Change through their ‘Local Energy Action Fund (LEAF)’ programme.

The first was Esk Valley – A low carbon future.  This 10 year low carbon action plan provided a blue print to show how transition to a low carbon valley might be possible.

The second was Renewable Energy Feasibility Study for the Esk Valley. This provided an appraisal of the feasibility of installing renewable energy technologies, for the generation of heat and electricity in the Esk Valley.

Although there was no follow up action to fully implement the proposals after the publication of the two reports, the Moor Heating project that ran from October 2012 to June 2013 did take forward the idea of helping local residents to install renewable forms of heating.  This was followed by Moor Sustainable and the  Esk Valley Community Energy Group working together to run the  Esk Valley and Coast Green Open Homes weekend in April 2014.  Following the link will lead to case studies based on the homes that were opened to the public.

Two members of the Esk Valley Community Energy Group renovated their house and added renewable technologies to make it close to ‘carbon zero’.  The house was built in 1850 and is located in the heart of the North York Moors National Park.  The home owners wrote a series of six articles following the renovation work.  They were originally published on the Esk Valley Community Energy Group website and in the local magazine Valley News.  They can now be seen by following the links below.

A Local Eco House Renovation part 1: The Basics

A Local Eco House Renovation part 2: Generating green energy with a solar photovoltaic (PV) array

A Local Eco House Renovation part 3: Ground Source Heat Pump: Using the Energy under our Feet

A Local Eco House Renovation part 4: Solar Thermal Energy: Taking a Sun Shower

A Local Eco House Renovation part 5: Ventilation & Heat Recovery: Fresh air with an eco-twist

A Local Eco House Renovation part 6: Growing your own energy; truly sustainable warmth

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