- Bristol Green Doors retrofit stories: Insulation & heat. Renovating a 1950’s detached home, this CSE video reports on the findings from a CHEESE survey and remedial action taken by the householder, watch on YouTube.
- Bristol Cable, Issue 22, March 2020, features a small piece on CHEESE as part of a piece about 'solutions in the city' (online version here), and there is another mention of CHEESE as a local initiative supporting carbon reductions and retrofit in 'how to heat your home, save cash and the planet' (online version here).
Coverage of our survey of Bristol Zoo Garden's Reptile House, March 2020. From Bristol Live, Bristol Energy and Renewable Energy Magazine, to quote the latter: "Innovative thermal imaging tech has been used for an energy efficiency survey in Bristol Zoo Gardens’ Reptile House to identify where the enclosure to over 120 reptiles may be losing heat."
Bristol Live, January 2020. Cheap and easy ways to keep your home heated this winter, "Those looking to go a step further to save money can also contact the CHEESE project, a Bristol-based not-for-profit organisation which aims to reduce energy loss in homes."
- Up Our Street, November 2019. Up Our Street is a local magazine and community group for the Easton and Lawrence Hill areas of Bristol. They included a short piece on CHEESE surveys in their winter edition of the print magazine.
- Bristol Green Capital Partnership guest blog, November 2019. Our survey manager, Maddy Longhurst, has written a guest blog: 'Colours Cut Carbon – How thermal imaging ensures not a penny is wasted in home retrofit and repair', read it here.
- Cabot Institute for the Environment at the University of Bristol, Bristol and the SDGs - A voluntary local review of progress, July 2019. CHEESE is cited under SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy, page 27), as one of the most significant projects tacking fuel poverty in Bristol. Read the report here and out news item on it here.
- Passivhaus: The Energy Efficiency Podcast – episode 2, June 2019. CHEESE is mentioned in the context of a discussion of the promotion of energy-efficiency habits, products and information. What they say: The magnificently named ‘CHEESE Project’ is doing something different from many community projects. It conducts thermal imaging of a home from low cost to no cost, depending on a households circumstances. A clear understanding of a building’s thermal performance is essential so that works to a home are focused in the right and most cost effective places. CHEESE’s work typically shows poorly-fitted windows, missing insulation and draughts between floorboards, all of which can make a home feel quite uncomfortable in cold weather. Listen to the podcast here.
- Henleaze and Westbury Voice magazine, May 2019. CHEESE is mentioned in MP Darren Jones' column: "I also recently had the privilege of welcoming representatives from Westbury-based CHEESE to the Climate Coalition's Green Heart Hero awards in Parliament to receive an award for their energy efficiency work. Well done to Mike and the team for all their hard work." Dislaimer: we didn't win an award, but we were nominated! More detail and pictures here.
- Vocalise magazine, April 2019. This spring edition features an article we contributed on the thermal problems with dot-and-dab plasterboard.
- Building smart cities, the just way. A critical review of "smart" and "just" initiatives in Bristol, UK. Written by Aleksandra Michalec, Enda Hayes and James Longhurst and published in: the journal of Sustainable Cities and Society, Volume 47, 2019. This is an academic paper that references CHEESE as an example of a successful a community-based energy efficiency initiative. Please note that the text refers only to the first surveying season, and so is out of date, due to the long lead times in publishing in journals. The article is unfortunately not available for free, but its abstract can be viewed here.
- Vocalise magazine, January 2019. Vocalise is the community magazine for St Pauls, Montpellier and St Werburghs in Bristol. The winter edition features a double-page spread of common faults and remedies identified by CHEESE surveys.
- St George and Redfield Voice, January 2019. A great overview of our work for the residents of St George and Redfield.
- Bristol 24/7, December 2018. The New Year print edition of the Bristol 24/7 magazine features an article on CHEESE entitled Home remedy. It gives an overview of the project and describes how one of our surveys is conducted. This article was later published in January on the Bristol 24/7 webiste.
Bristol Community Health News, April 2018. The 2018 winter edition of Bristol Community Health news provided some tips on keeping warm this winter. CHEESE is suggested as a way to identify improvements that can be made to a home.
RCAS: A Visit from the CHEESE Team (PDF), December 2017. After his CHEESE survey, Peter Wilde of the Redland and Cotham Amenities Society wrote up a short piece in their magazine on the project and results of the survey of his Victorian house, concluding "We highly reccommend this approach which is a 'win-win' project"!
BBC Future: The man who makes you see the invisible, June 2017. The article introduces Brian Harper's lifelong interest in thermal imaging and how his work in Malvern provided the basis for establishing the CHEESE project in Bristol.
Bristol Cable: Plugging Bristol's energy gaps, January 2017. The article discusses the poor thermal efficiency of Bristol's housing stock and the growing problem of fuel poverty. CHEESE is discussed as a grassroots approach to tackling the problem.
Radio Television Hong Kong documentary, July 2016. The CHEESE Project was approached by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), the public broadcaster of Hong Kong. They were researching the potential for carbon reductions through energy-efficiency measures implemented in the home and wanted to find out more about our approach. They came and visited us in May and the documentary is now available to watch online via the above link. The part featuring CHEESE is in part two, at around 11 minutes and 36 seconds in.