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Talks

Whether you are looking for a keynote speech on ‘can-do’ environmentalism, a presentation at a university or community group, or an expert witness for a wind turbine planning application, we have the technical expertise and broad practical experience to inform and inspire.

Recent events include:

  • Workshops on small-scale renewable energy for landowners and community groups
  • Briefing communities on community share offers
  • Visits from schools and youth organisations
  • Hosting a day trip for architectural students from an international summer school at a local university
  • Introducing politics students to ‘intentional communities’
  • Appearing as an expert witness at wind turbine planning hearings
  • Lecturing at Nottingham Trent University on sustainable energy

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 Eco homes Renewable energy Water systems Sustainable living

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Our skills and expertise

Low carbon building design including zero heating.

Sustainable water systems from rainwater harvesting to reedbed sewage treatment.

Monitoring and assessment including detailed energy analysis of domestic dwellings.

Community Renewable Energy Project management including community engagement facilitation, presentations to planning committees, and appropriate equipment specification through to management of community funds.

Wind and solar farm management for landowners, including monitoring, reporting outputs,  managing feed-in tariff payments and service and repair contracts.

Independent technical advice on the building envelope covering material choice, insulation, glazing and ventilation.

Analysis of heat gains/losses, heat input requirements and thermal capacities of buildings.

Landscape management to provide a degree of self-sufficiency & enhance biodiversity.

Eco-refurbishment and retrofit energy efficiency.

What others say

Thank you very much for a really useful day. We have already had lots of theoretical information and advice as we seek to progress our project but at Hockerton we got exactly what we wanted – warts and all from somebody who has actually done it.