End of the 2019/20 winter season

Maddy Longhurst, March 2020

We have unfortunately had to closed our survey season early this year to help slow the spread of Covid-19, but we have none the less had a very successful 5th season. Thanks to our amazing team of Energy Tracers, so committed to raising awareness and enabling real action on climate breakdown and fuel poverty, and our wonderful volunteer assistants, keen to learn and generous with their time.

This season we have been thrilled and honoured to win the Big Innovation pitch Award for Buildings at the prestigious Futurebuild industry event, and the award for Environmental Impact at the ‘Voscurs’ Bristol’s social impact awards. This gives our approach and effort well deserved recognition and validation as we move confidently forward. We were also excited to be featured on BBC Radio 4’s Costing the Earth expose of the poor quality of new build homes in the UK, ‘Eco Homes now! in March.

We regularly receive requests from other parts of the country wanting to have a C.H.E.E.S.E Project in their area. We want to be able to respond to this accelerating demand and are progressing the prototype of our next generation low-cost thermal camera and developing ideas, training and partnerships for expansion, something we can focus on over the summer.

We look forward to getting going again with next seasons's surveys in November and wish you all good health and strong community in these challenging times of change.