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SONNET – The Bristol City Lab

In its SONNET City Lab, Bristol City Council searched for ways to make use of crowdfunding - specifically a Community Municipal Bond (CMB) mechanism - as an investment activity to collectively raise capital to install energy efficiency measures in local community buildings. The Bristol municipality, working with the Bristol Energy Network, engaged building managers and technically surveyed the buildings to assess the value of the energy efficiency works that needed to be undertaken, resulting in 12 energy audits. They then surveyed participants across Bristol and building managers of the community buildings about their opinion of such an initiative. The survey was completed by 170 participants (124 online and 46 in person).

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