Birmingham launches first Green Deal
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.