As part of fundraising for the new hall there was a requirement for public consultation. A major theme in the response from the village was that they wanted the new building to be low-carbon. With this in mind, they set about designing the building with a local architect and contractor.
Once designed, Charlton Marshall got in touch with Low Carbon Dorset to seek funding for the hall’s low carbon measures. Ideally Low Carbon Dorset would have been involved from the off to advise and shape the designs for maximum carbon savings. But we were still able to offer some additional energy saving recommendations, which included a 6kW solar array to power the hall’s hybrid air-source heat pump, additional insulation, and LED lighting throughout.
The village were then able to apply for a Low Carbon Dorset grant to cover 40% of the costs of these measures.