Location: Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne
Aim: Fenham Swimming Pool has installed a 53kW (76m2) flat plate solar thermal system to provide direct heating to the swimming pool.
Background: Fenham swimming facility had been closed by Newcastle council. A local charity called Fenham Swimming Project was formed and the pool was re-opened to the public.
Location: Portland, Dorset.
Aim: The installation of a 10kWp array of solar PV panels on the Osprey Leisure Centre in Portland.
Background: Osprey Leisure Centre is an ex-Navy building which was taken over by South Dorset Community Sports Trust in 2007 to provide recreation and sports facilities for the local community.
Location: Desford is a village in the Hinckley and Bosworth district, 7 miles (11 km) west of the centre of Leicester.
Aim: The installation of a 23kWp solar PV array and other environmental measures as part of a wider refurbishment of a community sports centre.
Background: Sport in Desford (SiD) is a community-owned sports centre and charity set up to promote and provide sports facilities including bowls, tennis, football, recreational fitness and running.
LOCATION: St Austell, Cornwall
AIM: To demonstrate that renewable energy can be of financial benefit to people who cannot afford to install solar PV panels on their own roofs.
This case study is courtesy of Sustainability West Midlands.
Award: Business in the Community West Midlands START Award 2011 – Most Innovative New Product or Service.
Organisation: CloudsEnd CIC is a community interest group set up in 2010 to help individuals, social services, housing associations and landlords to tackle hoarding situations.
LOCATION: 14 communities across the UK.
AIM: To use a competition-based challenge to encourage participating communities to save and generate energy and to engage the wider community in energy citizenship.
LOCATION: 12 communities within five regions of England; London, North East, North West, West Midlands, and Yorkshire.
LOCATION: Brixton, London.
AIM: To promote local waste reduction, reuse and recycling; to develop skills of remaking and repair important for the creation of local green enterprises and sustainable employment.
LOCATION: Portobello, Scotland
AIM: To create a vibrant, sustainable Portobello, which can help combat climate change and reduce fossil fuel use through a process of re-localisation.
AIM: To maximise the re-use of redundant office furniture, both to protect the environment and to make quality office items available at affordable prices to charities, the community sector and small businesses.