In 2013, Peter Richardson and Paul Cooke, funded by WinACC, gave the Meon Hall in Meonstoke an Energy Performance Certificate rating of F, a bit of a shock but not unusual for a building of its age.

Designed and built by local people, the Meon Hall was opened in 1982 and serves the villages of Corhampton, Meonstoke and Exton. With a large and small hall, meeting room and changing rooms, the Hall serves a wide range of uses. The Hall’s management committee have worked over the years to constantly improve the building, its energy usage and equipment, both to comply with changing government legislation and to offer a better service to the local community.

The WinACC Energy Use report did however identify a number of ways that energy use in the Meon Hall could be improved to reach a possible EPC level of D. While most of these measures will take time and significant capital expenditure (estimated to be about £45,000) some actions could be achieved by advising hirers to use the facilities in particular ways.

As a first step the Meon Hall Committee put together a project to replace the Main Hall and stage suspended ceiling tiles and insulation. They carried out a high level survey of the Main Hall ceiling grid, suspension wires, state of the ceiling tiles, the whole roof void, and the state of the steel roof structure.    Based on this survey they put together a match funding grant application bid to Corhampton & Meonstoke Parish Council and Exton Parish Meeting, helped by The Meon Hall's 200 Club and with £4000 raised locally, Winchester City Council offered a 90% matched community grant of £3600.  Because Badminton is played in the Main Hall Hampshire Playing Fields Association also awarded a grant of £1500 to keep full Badminton facilities in the hall. 

In February 2015 200 sq: m: of ceiling tiles were replaced and 8" of bagged insulation laid on top.

A report in the local Parish Magazine says, “The recent work has been a success, making a substantial improvement to the appearance and atmosphere in the Main Hall … the new ceiling tiles have improved the acoustics and reduced the Main Hall echo … The new thick layer of insulation on top of the suspended ceiling makes the room warmer, and the new clean ceiling tiles make the room brighter and lighter.”