Attwood Awards 2010 to honour those involved in the Birmingham Energy Savers project

The Attwood Awards 2010 will acknowledge the achievements of SWM associates Jon Morris, Localise West Midlands, Matthew Rhodes, Encraft, and green leader Keith Budden, Birmingham Environmental Partnership, for their work on the Birmingham Energy Savers (aka Birmingham Green New Deal) project.

Localise West Midlands consultant Jon Morris worked for six months to design and secure funding for the retrofitting project, with Matthew Rhodes, managing director of Encraft – an independent consulting engineering firm specialising in microgeneration, on site renewables and low carbon buildings.

They developed the business plan for a Green New Deal scheme, liaising with Keith Budden, manager of Birmingham Council’s Environmental Partnership.

Birmingham City Council approved the plan to help homeowners and businesses upgrade properties with energy-efficient fittings. Thousands of homes and businesses will be offered the chance to have significant energy improvements made to their properties both through insulation and small scale generation, which in the long term will leave them in profit.

The Green New Deal is one of the first large scale UK projects to take advantage of the feed-in tariff scheme for microgeneration in the UK. It will be launched initially as a pilot project in Aston, Lozells, Newtown and Northfield.

Follow this link for more about the Thomas Attwood and the Attwood Awards.