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Free energy-saving measures for Truro households

By West Briton  |  Posted: February 20, 2014

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AN ENVIRONMENTAL community group based in Truro has teamed up with a local company to bring free energy-saving measures to a number of city households.

Truro Eco Energy (Tree) is working with Reflex Marine in Shortlanesend to help residents improve their homes' energy-efficiency.

Reflex Marine is looking for 10 to 15 homes in Truro to extend trials of equipment such as energy meters and radiator reflectors, with all measures being installed free of charge.

Philip Strong, co-founder of Reflex Marine, said: "Our offer to the householder is to deliver energy-efficiency measures to homes with minimal disruption and low cost in comparison to the savings that can be made.

"This type of approach, we believe, will open the door and encourage householders to take up a Green Deal as a wider approach that can drastically improve a home."

Tree is a local community group which is working to reduce Truro's carbon footprint and reduce fuel poverty.

Chairman Lindsay Southcombe said: "Our ultimate aim is to have a community project from which residents will benefit financially.

"In the meantime we're looking at how people, especially the vulnerable, can be warmer and spend less on energy.

"This project is a brilliant example of how to do this simply but effectively."

For more information about the initiative e-mail treetruro@gmail.com or call 07880 745961.

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