These resources have been uploaded by BEN and its members. Click on a filename to download or link to view.

New Beginnings Tuesday 11th February 6:30-9pm CSE

Taking BEN to the next level - a legal entity & governance structure

Notes from 2nd strategy development workshop

Detailed notes from the 2nd Workshop to develop Bristol's first Community Strategy for Energy, held at The Folk house,  18th April 2013, 7 - 9.30 pm.

Notes from 1st strategy development workshop

Detailed notes from the 1st Bristol Community Strategy for Energy, held at Unitarian Meeting Hall, 4th March, 7-9.30pm.


Old gas guzzling boiler costing you lots of money every day just to keep warm?.  Why not apply now for a FREE BOILER UPGRADE

* ring Green Community Warmth now for your application and start saving money today  01173250059 or email us on  *subject to survey and status.  Grant and finance available through the energy company obligation scheme and the Green deal.

Outputs from the University of Bristol Maintaining Momentum project

All outputs from the University's project on community energy are available online via the 'Research' button above - and then click on 'outputs'. Reports uploaded so far include an analysis of the survey on community energy - past, current and future activity; potential roles for community groups in the Green Deal; and a look at a possible analogy with housing.

Supporting Bristol’s Community Energy Initiatives : Projects and priorities (July 2011)

This report was commissioned by Bristol City Council and funded by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC). It provides an overview of the community energy sector in Bristol based on the results of a questionnaire distributed to community energy groups.

Refurbishment, moisture and building health (presentation by Piers Sadler)

Presentation made to Bristol energy network meeting, Healthy retrofitting, building on success, on 31st January 2013 at the Wills memorial building, University of Bristol. 

Piers Sadler is a building energy consultant specialising in low energy building design and sustainability for new buildings and refurbishment.  Piers Sadler Consulting provides advice to clients to help them meet their aspirations for their buildings.  The service covers design, procurement and construction advice on building fabric, thermal bridging, airtightness, energy systems, ventilation, renewables and materials as well as assistance with compliance and planning through EPC production for new houses and non-domestic buildings,  Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM.  Piers works with designers on very low energy building designs including Passivhaus projects. For more information see or contact

Retrofitting existing homes: impacts on human health (presentation by Rose Furnival)

Presentation made to Bristol energy network meeting Healthy retrofitting, building on success, on 31st January 2013, Wills memorial building, University of Bristol.

Outline community energy strategy (January 2013)

A short draft outline of a city-wide strategy put together over christmas 2012 through the network google group. 

flyer for Bristol Community Energy Forum 15th Sept

Flyer for the fantastic forum event on 15th September.

Full details here

Registration here

See you there!