Birmingham launches first Green Deal

8 October 2012 Birmingham City Council has become the first authority to launch a Green Deal initiative and has selected a private sector partner for the scheme.
Support services firm Carillion will retrofit up to 60,000 households across the city with energy and carbon efficient measures, starting with simple improvements such as installing insulation and new boilers.

The contract will also see Carillion retrofitting a variety of council properties, including schools and offices.

Under the Birmingham Energy Savers scheme, Carillion will also have the opportunity to extend the provision of energy efficiency services to up to 35 other councils and public sector organisations across the wider West Midlands area who were party to the original procurement notice.

Although the Green Deal funding programme is not expected to be up and running until next year, the government has provided £2.6m in 2012 to launch the initiative in Birmingham.

“This is the first of a number of major contracts of this kind that Carillion is either bidding, or expects to bid, under the Green Deal or Energy Company Obligation,” said Richard Howson, Carillion chief executive.

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1 November 2014.

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