Events in 2017
Second Energy Tracer Training weekend, October 2017
Our second Energy Tracer training weekend was held on 21st/22nd October, again at the Ambition Lawrence Weston youth centre. The new Energy Tracer recruits learnt about the theory of thermal imaging and building construction on Saturday, and were introduced to the CHEESE thermal imaging equipment and hands-on experience with some practice surveying on Sunday. We also held a refresher session for existing Energy Tracers on Sunday to prepare them for the upcoming survey season.
At Goram Fair, September 2017
We had our gazebo stall at this year's Goram Fair. We didn't escape the rain but it didn't seem to put people off from coming.
At the Westbury Village Show, September 2017
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At Bristol Green Capital 10th Anniversary event & Green Mingle
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At Redland May Fair, May 2017
This year's Redland May Fair was hugely successful and attracted large crowds on a beautiful sunny day. We spoke to lots of people about the warmth of their homes, retrofit and the value of having a CHEESE thermal imaging survey. That was until the heavens opened and we all got very wet. Thank you to Bristol Energy Network who kindly lent us their new gazeebo.
At the Easton Food Assembly, February 2017
Nick and Jamie were at the Food Assembly meeting in Easton community centre to spread the word about CHEESE (not to sell any!).
Events in 2016
Second Energy Tracer training session, November 2016
We held our second training session on 26th/27th November, which was again kindly hosted by the Ambition Lawrence Weston youth centre. After a productive two days of the theory and practice of domestic thermal imaginag, five more enthusiastic traineers are well on their way to becoming fully-fledged Energy Tracers!
Health and Safety for home visits workshop, November 2016
The Centre for Sustainable Energy provided a training session this weekend for trainee CHEESE Energy Tracers on health and safety for home visits. This provided a forum to discuss the expectations of the surveyor and the householder and issues associated with visiting peoples homes, including the risks. In the pictures below, the instructor Anna Watts (from CSE) and the CHEESE Energy Tracers, with the visible light and thermal versions of the picture.
First Energy Tracer training session, October 2016
We ran a successful first training session for Energy Tracers surveyors on 9th/10th October, held at the Ambition Lawrence Weston youth centre. This was a full two days, which included the theory of thermal imaging and building construction, and introduction to the CHEESE thermal imaging equipment and hands-on experience with some practice surveying.
At the Bristol Energy Hub, April 2016
Bristol Energy kindly invited the CHEESE project to run a stall on 2nd and 9th April in their new Energy Hub, located on the Bristol Harbourside. This was a great opportunity to showcase the achievements and ambitions of CHEESE to members of the public.