ENERGY was the hot topic at Ayr College recently as it hosted the seventh annual Home Energy Fair.
Organised by the Energy Agency and the college’s first time as hosts, the event on Friday September 28 featured talks, exhibitors and demonstrations on topics such as energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport, waste and education related to renewables.
Visitors took the chance to chat one-to-one with an advisor to help them decide on technologies for their home or ideas for future projects, while the eco-driving simulator proved to be a real crowd-puller - even taking Provost Helen Moonie for a virtual eco-spin.
“I’d encourage everyone to try the eco-driving simulator if they get the chance,” she said, adding that it is a “fantastic piece of equipment”.
Liz Marquis, Director of the Energy Agency, said: “It is important to the Energy Agency that visitors who attend the event go away feeling inspired by the range of technologies and realise it is possible to install these in their own home.
“I was very impressed with the quality of information and advice available from such a range of exhibitors.”
Curriculum Director of Ayr College, Sooh Sweeney, said she was delighted that the college had got to host the Fair.
“This was a great example of industry and education coming together to nurture future success in this growing renewables sector,” she said.
“Visitors to the college were able to see around our excellent facilities relating to renewables and engineering, where we provide students with an inspiring learning environment and the right qualifications to get a job or progress to university.”
Information about renewable energy, energy saving measures including free insulation, and sustainable transport can be obtained at www.energyagency.org.uk or on 01292 521896/freephone 0800 512 012.