Community Green Deal report

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Carbon Co-op partner URBED recently launched their Community Green Deal report at a major conference in West Bromwich on the 1st December 2010.

The report, funded by Sustainable Housing Action Partnership (SHAP), Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and Travis Perkins, presents the findings of work to develop a model for community-scale delivery of whole house retrofit.

Carbon Co-op are currently using this model to role out a mechanism for delivering household retro-fit that will benefit from the profitability gained from renewable energy installations.

The report addresses the challenge of delivering the Green Deal at scale across mixed tenure communities. It aims to
deliver the 80% carbon reductions pledged in the Climate Change Bill through 25 year community-scale programmes, ahead of the 2050 target.

This model is designed to work in any mixed tenure community adding value to Neighbourhood Plans through partnerships of local authorities and Registered Social Landlords, working with communities themselves in a format pioneered by the Carbon Co-op. They would then work alongside energy companies and local contractors to deliver the Government’s Green Deal with benefits passed to local communities through improvements to existing housing stock.

This approach tackles fuel poverty and benefits health and wellbeing. In addition to CO2 emission reductions, these projects will stimulate local economic growth and create sustainable employment in the new green economy.

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This entry was posted on Sunday, May 1st, 2011 at 10:31