Invitation letter from Birmigham City Council posted here for ease of reference.


January 2012

Dear Colleague

Re: Birmingham Energy Savers, Aim High, and Green Deal Consultation Event

Community and Transition Groups .

Birmingham Energy Savers (BES) is an award winning programme within Birmingham City Council which has so far fitted photovoltaic (PV) panels to the roofs of over 1,000 properties in order to reduce fuel poverty and CO² emissions.  It’s main purpose, however, is to establish the Birmingham Energy Savers – Green Deal programme.  Green Deal is a government led initiative (currently under consultation) which will enable households and businesses to install packages of energy saving technologies, e.g. insulation, at no upfront cost; making properties more fuel efficient straight away with repayments made over time from reduced energy bills.

We would like to invite you to an event at The Council House [Committee Rooms 3+4] Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BB, on Monday 6th February 2012 9.30-11.30 am or Tuesday evening 7th February 7.00-9.00 pm to exploreand discuss issues that may influence the shape of BES and the Green Deal as we approach its projected launch in the Autumn of 2012.

We would like to share with you where we are in our planning and procurement process and discuss how you can be involved.  Topic discussions will include:

  • How we should market Green Deal in Birmingham to ensure maximum take-up;
  • How your organisation can support and promote the Green Deal in Birmingham – and derive benefits from doing so;
  • How Green Deal can help to address Fuel poverty;
  • How we can, together, overcome potential barriers to participation in disadvantaged communities;
  • How Green Deal can support other community initiatives.

We very much hope you [or a colleague] are able to attend and look forward to fruitful, constructive discussions on the day.

To secure a place, please send an email confirming your preferred session date, time and attendee(s) name to by Friday 27th January 2012.

Yours faithfully

Dave Allport

for the

Birmingham Energy Savers Team