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  1. Marshfield’s Walking Energy Home Hits The Streets!

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    If you strolled down the High Street last week, you may have been in for a surprise! You may not have believed your eyes… if you spotted Marshfield’s Walking Energy Home being rolled along the road by some remarkably energy-efficient volunteers.

    You might have heard the Marshfield Energy Song ringing out from the home too: the song had only been written and recorded by the children of Marshfield School the day before!

    Serendipity reigned as the Cousins family saw us walking by and donated some enormous green faux leaves, stage props which needed a new home and provided a fitting decoration for an art installation which illustrates the link between careful domestic energy use and the health of the environment.

    The Walking Energy Home is the work of artist Scott Farlow who came to the Country Market to unveil the wonderful home on wheels. A crew of pre-school helpers stuck on pictures of the newly released thermal images taken of Marshfield Homes to show heat loss from our houses.

    Catch the Walking Energy Home on the High Street again and beyond on Sat 10 March (10.30 to 1.30pm) and on Marshfield Energy Day on Sat 24th March, 10am to 4pm.

  2. Thermal Imaging

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    Over the nights of 15th & 16th February, IRT Surveys took a thermal image of every house in the village, with the exception of those who opted-out.

    The images show where heat escapes from a house.  Red on the picture indicates the areas where heat loss is greatest.

    Images are used to understand what parts of a house are a priority for work if you wish to reduce your energy bills – or to congratulate yourself on what a good job you’ve done in insulating it!

    A copy of the image of your house will be available at the Energy Day on 24th March.

    IRT are also able to give an indication of how much money and energy is being wasted from a house. There will be figures available for each house to give a general idea but they won’t be very accurate: to be accurate we would have needed to get lots of details from each household about how many people live there, the type of fuel you use etc and every side of the house would have had to be surveyed. As you can imagine, this wasn’t possible in the time we had

    However, detailed images were taken for the 8 case studies so you should be able to see how they have turned out on a house of similar build type.