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Carbon Reduction Compliance Officer
28 New Forest Road
Telephone 01922 471239
Free cavity wall and loft insulation
Walsall Council is pleased to announce that from 5 January 2012, cavity wall and loft insulation can be installed free of charge to all private homes in the borough. Exceptions may apply for some larger properties. Find out more about this offer as well as other forms of insulation for your home, and much more, by visiting via the link belowthe Housing section on the Council's website.
Walsall Council's Green House Gas Emissions
GHG Report for reporting period 2009/10 and 2010/11 published
- View GHG report (PDF 121 KB)
Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme
The long awaited CRC Performance League Table is now available here. In terms of local authority context Walsall Council's position was 38 out of 298 local authorities who submitted their CRC data. View local authorities listing here. In the wider context, Walsall's position was 291 out of just over 2,000 organisations.
For latest information and reporting guidelines and templates on the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme please visit the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) website.
Find out how Walsall Council will be affected by the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme. A Black Country CRC group has been formed, made up of the four Black Country authorities and one private sector organisation. This group meets regularly to discuss DECC consultations, local implications, and share best practice. If you are an organisation based in Walsall and a CRC participant, please let us know (contact details below).
Energy Efficiency Made Easy: Launch of Carbon Trust Implementation services
The Carbon Trust Implemention services was recently launched. This is an innovative new business which helps organisations reduce their energy costs and install greener, more efficient equipment. It enables customers to unlock benefits in energy efficiency by providing independent, objective evaluation of energy efficient technologies, and a means of choosing trusted, accredited suppliers to deliver the best solution for their needs.
This new business complements the services the Carbon Trust provides to businesses through their Advisory and Certification offerings, and goes hand-in-hand with the Energy Efficiency Financing Scheme launched earlier this year in partnership with Siemens Financial Services. Read the press release here.
View a pdf of the Carbon Trust Impementation Services brochure here.
Walsall Council's Environmental Policy key aims
- View Footprints on the Future’
School children from Kings Hill Primary drive down their carbon footprint
King's Hill Primary School are on their way to applying for their fourth Green Flag. Officers from Walsall Council went along to learn from pupils on the school's eco committee what green initiatives they have incorporated into school life. Watch what they had to say.
Climate change is the greatest long term challenge facing the world today, and meeting this challenge requires everyone to take responsibility. Part of this collective responsibility is for Walsall Council to reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases (mitigation) and adapting to the changes that will occur in our climate (adaptation).
The council will lead by example to reduce its carbon footprint by reducing energy consumption across its buildings and services, and adapt and prepare the borough for climate change through appropriate planning, investment and delivery of its services. The council will also communicate its climate change activities and achievements and raise local awareness.
Community energy website
Acting as a portal to the definitive guidance and case studies available across the UK, the website is designed to guide potential developers through the stages of developing a low carbon or renewable energy project, outlining technology options, issues and solutions related to the procurement, installation and usage of different approaches. Read the Press release and also visit the Community Energy Online website
The Carbon Trust Standard
The Carbon Trust Standard is the world’s first award that recognises organisations for real carbon reduction. Based on a rigorous, independent assessment, it certifies that organisations have measured, managed and reduced their carbon emissions across their own operations, and are committed to reducing them year on year.
Walsall Council proud to bear the Standard. Learn more about Walsall Council's certification
Carbon Management Plan
Walsall Council was selected in 2009, amidst strong competition, to take part in this ambitious programme. Walsall Council partnered with the Carbon Trust on this programme in order to realise vast carbon and cost savings. The Carbon Management Plan commits the council to a target of reducing CO2 by 30% by 2014 and 40% by 2019 and underpins a potential cost avoidance to the council of around £17.5 million between 2009 and 2014.
Walsall State of the Environment report
This report focuses on climate change and carbon emission reduction. Commissioned by Walsall Partnership to provide a Quantitive review of data and forecases, and indication of potential actions and a qualitative review of progress across Walsall.
Weathering the Storm - Saving and making money in a changing climate
Are you a small and medium businesses (SMEs) in the West Midlands if so find out how you could be affected by weather, including extreme events, and how you can improve your chances of a quick recovery. This publication forms part of a project for the West Midlands Climate Change Adaptation Partnership funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
Putting sustainability at the heart of the new Walsall Adult and Community College. Get ready to be inspired, click link to take you to the following documents: Walsall Adult & Community College Case Study, Sustainability Notice - Penalty Points and Sustainable Development Policy & Plan 2010-11
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This page was last updated on 26 April 2013