Targetting Fuel Poverty

How to use a local energy housing database to target fuel poverty - a practical guide for local authorities. The attached report was produced for Durham County Council for the Commission for Rural Communities. It looks very useful and well written. There is a focus on rural dwellings and an early reference to the government's Household Energy Management Strategy, emphasising the new, central role for local authorities in co-ordinating activities.


Greening the Public Sector

Green to be Lean
The Barbican, London 9th June 2010

This Event is CPD Certified

The UK public sector needs to reduce carbon emissions, maintain energy security, and also create economic opportunities. It is increasingly dependent on long supply chains, some of which originate in politically unstable parts of the world. By embedding sustainability into public sector policy, we can achieve a leaner, greener future. Read more.

This one day conference will be chaired by Colin Cram, Former Chief Executive, North West Centre of Excellence & Director, Marc1


Confirmed Speakers:

Fiona Ross - Director, Centre of Expertise in Sustainable Procurement
Julian Feasby - Head of Internal Environment Management, Environment Agency
Ken Cole - Commercial and Procurement Advisor, Capital Ambition (former Director of the London Centre of Excellence)
Elaine Preston - Divisional Sustainability Manager, Interserve's Facilities Management
Dr Rachel Mason-Jones - Head of Supply Chain Management, University of Glamorgan
Shaun McCarthy - Chair of the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 and Director of Action Sustainability
Tickets are Limited to 250 and are awarded on a first come first serve basis

To view full details of this event please click here

Closure of the Low Carbon Building Programme

The Low Carbon Buildings Programme has now closed as of 6am this morning.

Please see the DECC website for more details for more details.

Those already with offer letters can still claim their funding

Those with live applications submitted before the deadline will be assessed as normal.

Eco Building Courses

16th-19th June, 10am-4:30pm each day

National Stone Centre, Wirksworth

£39 per day. Book on 01629 824765

If you're interested in sustainable building then these courses are for you. Topics include:

Self build with timber - Friday 16th July

Building with straw - Saturday 17th July

Lime mortars and renders - Sunday 18th July

Free Tour of Derbyshire Eco Centre

29th June, 2pm-4:30pm

18th June, 10am-4pm


FREE but pre-book on 01629 824765

Derbyshire Eco Centre, a new eco building which will host adult education, is due to open
this summer and they are organising some free tours of the building before it
completed. The full-day course will also include a chance to try your hand at
straw bale building.