Congratulations to Stephen Anjum who has joined the EnergyWise team. He has recently qualified through the NEA City and Guilds course on Energy Awareness, and so is able to offer energy advice to people in their homes.
EnergyWise are holding our AGM on Saturday 3rd August 2013, from 6pm to 9pm. We will be going over the progress from last year and discussing what will be coming up next year. Please see the AGM Agenda August 2013 for more information.
The location is 67 Springfield Rd, Kings Heath, B14 7DU. If you would like to attend please email email@example.com
The energywise co-operative is pleased to be sponsoring Cheltenham Green Doors on 22nd and 23rd June 2013. This is an excellent opportunity for the public to see some of the energy saving improvements that can be made to homes such as theirs, and ask questions to the householders about cost, fuel savings, what might go wrong etc.
Alison, a member of the co-op, is opening her house mainly to show internal and external wall insulation, but there is also sloping ceiling insulation, heat store conservatory, solar PV, triple glazed windows, thermostatic radiator valves and wireless central heating programmer. As a Green Deal Advisor, she will also be happy to answer any questions about the Green Deal.
Please get in touch with Transition Town Cheltenham if you would like any further information, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EnergyWise was again involved in delivering energy advice for the Stay Warm Stay Well programme, which is part of the national Warm Zones Company. The optimum temperature for the living room is 21⁰C. Stay Warm Stay Well advisors give support on how to achieve this during the winter months.
This year, we visited 48 households in different parts of Birmingham, between February and April. We gave out room thermometers, checked energy bill tariffs, referred householders for Green Deal assessments, supplied radiator foil and blankets, gave advice on central heating controls, and where the households were eligible, we applied for a ‘Surviving Winter’ grant for them. We also took part in 7 Warm Spaces events, where we gave out information and joined in discussions.
Following recruitment at the end of last year, we’re delighted to welcome Alison Crane and Kevin da Costa to the EnergyWise family.
Both bring a wealth of knowledge of energy efficiency, as well as vast experience of delivering energy advice and producing Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). We’re excited that both will be actively involved in the Stay Warm Stay Well project.
We’re also delighted to announce that both Margaret and Alison both recently successfully completed training to become fully qualified Green Deal Assessors, greatly increasing the skills and capacity of EnergyWise.
If you would like to become part of an exciting new energy advice co-operative, please complete the application form below, and email it to email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
The closing date is the 23rd November 2012.
Margaret started training to be a Green Deal Assessor earlier this year. So far there have been three sessions, with an examination coming up later in the month. The process of making an assessment involves:
- Producing an Energy Performance Certificate on the property. This provides a standard assessment of the energy efficiency.
- Doing an occupancy assessment. This looks at how the occupants actually use the property. Do they spend more or less than expected on heating costs? Do they use a lot of electricty running electrical appliances?
- A comparison is made between the EPC and the occupancy assessment to determine what improvements would be best for this particular household.
So there are various concepts and techniques to be mastered. Watch this blog to see how Margaret is progressing!
After some very cold winters over the last few years, Birmingham City Council have been working on a way to make some of the citys coldest homes, warmer. There are many families across this city who are fuel poor, and this results in poorly heated homes, which can in turn lead to health implications. The Council have teamed up with the NHS to launch Stay Warm Stay Well, which provides free advice to help you;
- make your home warmer and cheaper to run
- get any financial help that’s available
- stay healthy.
EnergyWise Co-op are working on the project, visiting properties and giving out advice. If you are interested in getting an appointment, just call 0800 033 7967.
We are EnergyWise. A female-lead, energy saving co-operative based in Birmingham. We are committed to delivering expert advice in order to reduce CO2 emissions and fuel poverty for householders looking to participate in the green deal.
We are trained Domestic Energy Assessors and offer good rates for assessments.
Our vision is of a low carbon society in which everyone lives in a warm, comfortable home.