Getting to grips with the Green Deal

Details finalised for Green Deal event, 13 October 2011

5 September 2011

With places filling up fast, final details have been announced for next month’s ‘Green Deal: what it means for you’ event, which CSE is hosting in partnership with Severn Wye Energy Agency.

Taking place on Thursday 13 October at the Watershed Media Centre in Bristol, the free all-day event is an opportunity for staff from local housing associations, local authority staff and councillors to find out more about what the Green Deal will mean to them.

The event will include a series of presentations and discussions looking at:

  • What we have already learned about low carbon refurbishment
  • How the Green Deal might work for local authorities and communities
  • The challenge of developing local supply chains and securing local economic benefits
  • Whether the Green Deal addresses fuel poverty
  • Creating demand for the Green Deal and low carbon housing

CSE’s Chief Executive Simon Roberts explained the reasoning behind hosting the event.

“Making sure our housing – much of it with solid walls and old heating systems – is refurbished to be low carbon and affordable to heat is a huge challenge. The government’s forthcoming Green Deal will provide tools to help. But there is a lot of work still to do to understand the opportunities and establish approaches which generate local economic benefit and build householder confidence and demand.

“Our event will help local authorities, housing associations and communities understand these opportunities, think through what the Green Deal means for them, and consider the challenges involved.  We’re going to start from the lessons we’ve already learned about low carbon housing refurbishment, think about different approaches to Green Deal, and then explore what we can do together to develop local supply chains and create householder demand.”

CSE and SWEA hope the Green Deal event will provide an arena for local councils and housing associations to explore the opportunity ahead of them and help inform CSE and SWEA’s own preparations.

The event will be particularly useful for council or housing association officers with responsibilities for estate renewal, climate change, energy, tenant services, housing renewal, building control, and economic regeneration.

Although places are filling up quickly, there are spaces still available, so book now to avoid disappointment. To find out more or to book a place, visit here.

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