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Carlisle City Council declares climate emergency

Carlisle City Council last night (Tue 5 March) passed a motion to declare a climate emergency. They are the second local authority in Cumbria to do so, following South Lakeland District Council on 26 February. Carlisle's motion, proposed by Councillor Colin Glover, leader of the council, is one of the strongest in the country, committing the council to: Declare a ‘Climate Emergency’ that requires urgent action. Make the Council’s activities net-zero carbon by 2030. Ensure that all strategic decisions, budgets and approaches to planning decisions are in line with a shift to zero carbon by 2030. Support and work [...]

By |2019-03-08T13:44:17+00:00March 6th, 2019|Homepage, News|Comments Off on Carlisle City Council declares climate emergency

Evening courses for trades, construction professionals and householders

We are offering evening courses especially for professionals and skilled householders involved in retrofitting existing buildings. You’ll learn about the techniques and materials to make buildings more energy efficient and weather resilient. The courses are priced at just £30, thanks to support from South Lakeland District Council and Kendal College, where all the courses will be held. The courses are led by James Innerdale (Crosby Granger Architects). James is a highly experienced architect specialising in the repair, conservation and adaptation of historic buildings. There are just 25 places on each course. Booking is now open. Here's some basic information about [...]

By |2019-03-11T12:26:18+00:00February 28th, 2019|Home energy efficiency, Homepage, News|Comments Off on Evening courses for trades, construction professionals and householders

CAfS to host workshop at Cumbria Life Home & Garden Show

This year’s Cumbria Life Home & Garden Show will have opportunities to learn about making your home energy efficient and flood resilient – including a workshop by CAfS. CAfS is among the 80 exhibitors, for our third year at the show. We’ll be joined by Chris Morphet from Lake District Lime, so stop by for a chat about everything from draughtproofing to complete retrofits. We’re also hosting a workshop on making your home more resilient to extreme weather, such as flooding. Also among the exhibitors are architects with experience in low-energy buildings and extensions, suppliers of materials for [...]

By |2019-03-08T13:45:23+00:00February 28th, 2019|Homepage, News|Comments Off on CAfS to host workshop at Cumbria Life Home & Garden Show