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Published 20th Jun 2017

community venues being offered help to become more environmentally friendly

Community venues across Middlesbrough are being offered help to become more environmentally friendly – and save money.

The Re-energising Middlesbrough project is being led by local charity Middlesbrough Environment City (MEC) with funding from regional electricity distribution company Northern Power Grid.

Each venue will be visited by an expert who will carry out a feasibility study to analyse the building’s environmental performance.

The survey will provide advice on energy efficiency savings and will also indicate whether or not renewable energy generation such as wind, solar or heat pumps can be installed.

As part of this initiative MEC staff will provide training on energy efficiency to staff at each of the community buildings to help them save money and energy.

MEC already has four community buildings already signed up to take part with funding available for a further two to join the project:

• Coulby Newham Baptist Church
• Langdon Square Community Centre
• Marton Community Centre
• Hemlington Lake and Recreation Centre

MEC Health Projects Lead Melanie Greenwood said: “This initiative is a fantastic opportunity to advance the good work we are already doing within Middlesbrough in terms of energy efficiency by spreading to include community buildings.

“We hope to get more venues signed up and see whether or not they might be suited to having renewable energy technologies installed.”

• To qualify for Re-energising Middlesbrough venues must be run by fully constituted community groups, be under non-public ownership and be in regular use by a wide section of local residents.

For more information or to register an interest, contact Melanie Greenwood at MEC on 01642 579 820.



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