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Originally posted on 2 February 2009

Sheffield Renewables has moved into an office at South Yorkshire Energy Centre (SYEC). The centre is registered under the Sustainable Energy Academy’s old home ‘SuperHome’ scheme (see the Sustainble Energy Academy’s website). It is over 100 years old and had its carbon emissions reduced by over 60% through careful refurbishment, showing what could be done to more or less any old building.

Rob Pilling, Sheffield Renewables Chair said: “The centre provides a perfect base for our new organisation. We are also keen to explore possible links with other work already going on there.”

Sheffield Renewables was formed by a group of local volunteers in late 2007. Our aim is to develop renewable energy schemes in and around Sheffield. We want to do this in a way which brings benefits to both the city and its people. SYEC offers training, consultancy, surveys and advice to individuals, community groups and small businesses on sustainable energy.

The demonstration house is open Wednesday to Sunday every week, 11am to 3pm. Up to date opening times can be found on SYEC’s website.

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