Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) is a local charity based in Penrith that works with individuals, businesses and communities to help them become more sustainable.
CAfS promotes low carbon living, energy saving and reduced use of fossil fuels throughout Cumbria, by providing information, advice and motivation through educational events, site visits and practical projects.
The Ebico Trust funded – Energy Saving at Home project aims to improve energy efficiency, reduce fuel costs and enhance comfort in the homes of vulnerable people that are in, or at risk, of fuel poverty living on the west coast of Cumbria. It will start with a series of energy saving workshops delivered by CAfS staff, who are qualified in energy efficiency. Workshops are tailored to the issues faced by householders in the areas targeted. The aim of these is to provide practical advice on:
- Why install draught proofing and energy saving
- How to detect draughts
- Minimising dampness and maintaining effective ventilation
- How to source and fit energy saving improvements