Keith and I met Russell Smith, the Managing Director of Parity, when we attended the Ashden Awards earlier in the year. After having a chat about their “masterplan” assessments, and a few beers, we arranged for Parity to come over to Wales and share their knowledge and assessment model by taking examples of typical properties – Office building, holiday cottages, and farm managers house – then develop with us in-depth energy efficiency and renewables opportunities reports and action plans for improvement.
I met Chris over at the stunningly beautiful Gwernoia holiday cottage in the heart of Snowdonia on Monday afternoon. During the following days Chris has visited a further 4 properties and discussed with staff how the energy efficiency of the buildings can be enhanced.
What does it actually entail?
Having a good mooch around the properties – measuring, photographing, counting lightbulbs and the like (not very glamourous) – then bringing it all together via Parity’s Masterplan software to provide a detailed options and opportunities assessment.
This for Keith and I shows the real benefit of “The Power of Partneships” to increase our knowledge and continually improve by doing.