DARE reformed in January 2012 and since then has been incredibly busy carrying out site assessment services and a number of large projects.
DARE was successful in it's tender to provide the schools provision in this multi-agency European partnership project which links Devon, Dorset, Whiltshire, Cote D'Amor and Lannion in Brittany France to develop action plans and awareness raising campaigns around Sustainable Energy Across the Common Space in communities, schools and local authority public buildings. DARE is working with schools in the South Hams, North Devon Biosphere and West Devon.
DARE was lucky enough to be involved in two LEAF projects during the early part of 2012.
DARE worked with Devon Heartlands Trust to provide a comprehensive assessment project in North Tawton, West Devon. The North Tawton LEAF project saw all community buildings in the town and a selection of twelve domestic properties audited and reports provided to advise on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. DARE also assisted with two community events and organised a specialist energy day at the local school and a seminar for local businesses and the potential for business diversification into the green economy.
DARE also worked with the Exmoor Trust and Exmoor National Park producing settlement energy plans and community energy plans for three towns/villages within the National Park: Dulverton, Brompton Regis and Porlock. DARE also organised a business event in Exmoor due to the relatively low level of renewable energy installers on the moor.
Community and Business Assessments
DARE has also conducted site assessments and provided advice on energy efficiency and renewable energy systems to communities, churches, homes, authorities and businesses across the county in the last five months including:
Lee, North Devon
Okehampton, West Devon
Point In View, Exmouth, East Devon
Combe Martin, North Devon
Hatherleigh, West Devon
Torridge District Council
Mid Devon District Council