We are excited to announce the launch of G0Great Staughton and G0Perry, as part of an innovative community project that will promote sustainability and renewable heating in our villages.
Over the last two months representatives from Grafham, Great Staughton and Perry Parish Councils have started working together, to bring G0Grafham, G0Great Staughton and G0Perry into being. G0 or Go Zero, represents a ‘net-zero’ carbon goal for heating – meaning that we aspire to move away from oil, to heat homes in the village whilst releasing little, or no air pollution. How? Through a community or district heating network, supplied by a local renewable energy source such as ground source or air source heat pumps, that connects to homes in each village. A similar project is currently underway in Swaffham Prior, East Cambridgeshire, find out more here; www.heatingswaffhamprior.co.uk. (See document for general information).
The G0 project is at its very earliest stages, representatives from each village Parish Council and some committed residents are currently putting a Rural Energy Community Fund (RECF) application together. If funding is received, this will allow a technical feasibility report to be completed by expert sustainability and energy consultants. It will evaluate potential renewable energy solutions for the three villages.
To take our first steps toward sustainability together, we are asking all households (rented, owned, or other) to share information on how energy efficient your home is today. The Energy Saving Trust’s Home Energy Check takes about 10minutes to complete online, it will evaluate your home’s current energy performance, what measures you could take to improve it, and how much this is likely to cost and save annually! With the UK Government’s recent announcement of the ‘Green Homes Grant’ to be launched in September this year, we hope that there will soon be money available to achieve a super-sustainable village. To access the Home Energy Check tool visit http://www.G0grafham.co.uk/getinvolved or email info@G0grafham.co.uk