Posted on February 3, 2014 by Kamil Pachalko
The CREST: Schools and Community Energy Conference is Southend on Sea Borough Council’s fourth annual low-carbon and sustainability conference, which will take place throughout the afternoon of Wednesday 5th March 2014 at the Forum, Southend on Sea
The first session of the Conference focuses upon schools as an example of how a successful energy efficiency programme and an uptake in renewable technologies not only results in cost savings and establishing new revenue streams but can improve the educational/learning environment and help Local Authorities to deliver key objectives around fuel poverty, health, education, transport and community cohesion.
The second session addresses the increasingly important role that Local Authorities have to play in the financing of the local low-carbon economy. Adopting the right inward investment strategy and financial approach can create jobs, reduce costs across the public and private sector, grow the local economy and be key in supporting the regeneration of an area.
A full agenda will be published at the beginning of February, but confirmed speakers include:
Cambridgeshire County Council
West Sussex County Council
CREST – or Community Retrofit through Sustainable Technologies – is an ERDF funded project that aims to highlight the benefits that sustainable technologies can bring to organisations. You can find out more information here
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