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Taking full ad-Wantage of an energy efficiency assessment

The Mix is a community hub in Wantage, offering skills workshops, upcycling activities, resource swaps, repair cafes, meetings and information; as well as hosting hot-desking and local groups. It provides practical ways to live more sustainably, and to bring the local community together, for greater resilience in the face of economic and environmental challenges.

The motivation for getting an energy assessment carried out stemmed from the discomfort caused by cold temperatures during events. Despite using plug-in heaters, the space remained chilly. They recognised the need for change to better serve their community.

Following the energy efficiency assessment, The Mix installed an electric heating system to ensure a warmer environment for its users.

Installing secondary glazing on the single-glazed windows helped reduce heat loss and draughts, resulting in a 10% reduction in heating costs. This was significant as heating accounted for 50% of the total electricity bill.

It’s now warm in here! It makes a massive difference to how we can use the space throughout the year.

Jo Harvey

Previously, the space relied on 3x2kW mobile heaters, but switching to an electric boiler heat pack system greatly improved the warmth for users. Additionally, a radiator was installed in the bathroom for better efficiency.

The Mix are always looking at ways to make their business operate more efficiently and with the energy assessment they received they now have the knowledge to incrementally implement more efficiency measures as and when they are able.

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