Global Recognition for Fyne Futures Towards Zero Carbon Bute
Apr28

Global Recognition for Fyne Futures Towards Zero Carbon Bute

Over 120 countries sent over 1000 entries into Energy Globe Award.  High profile experts from the Energy Globe evaluation committee have selected the national winners.  With five years of carbon busting achievements Towards Zero Carbon Bute was one of the UK entries. The National Energy Globe Award United Kingdom goes to Fyne Futures Towards Zero Carbon Bute for an outstanding project that has delivered significant carbon reductions...

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Restyle Shop Job
Apr08

Restyle Shop Job

We’re Recruiting! JOB TITLE Retail Sales Assistant SALARY Minimum Wage (based on applicant age) HOURS 16 hours per week – flexibility to work 5 days out of 7 days TERM 41 week period LOCATION Isle of Bute This post is a funded role through People in Communities – you must be unemployed to be eligible ACCOUNTABILITY & RESPONSIBILITY The Retail Assistant is directly accountable to the Business Finance Manager, with support...

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Heat Loss
Apr08

Heat Loss

Cost savings from insulation The highest percentage of heat lost from your home is 35% lost through the walls, particularly through stone walls, and through the roof (25%) so concentrate on these areas if you only have a limited budget. You have paid for this heat so why let it escape to the street? From which parts of your home do you lose the most heat? Walls – 35% Roof – 25% Through gaps e.g. doors – 15% Through the floor – 15%...

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Save Money
Apr08

Save Money

Save Money Energy efficiency – Ten easy things that you can do today 1. Turn your thermostat down Reducing your room temperature by 1°C could cut your heating bills by up to 10%.  If you have a programmer, set your heating and hot water to come on only when required rather than all the time. 2. Is your water too hot? If you are constantly adding cold water to a sink or bath of water because its too hot, you could save money by turning...

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Bute’s Carbon Footprint
Apr08

Bute’s Carbon Footprint

Towards Zero Carbon Bute has used AEA an environmental assessment company to measure Bute’s total current carbon footprint.  We believe that we may be the first British island to have an officially measured carbon footprint.  This measurement includes gas and electricity, transport, waste management for commercial, industrial and domestic sectors. The initial baseline carbon footprint for Bute that has been calculated aims to...

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