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BrumEnergy is a team of dedicated local organisations that is committed to delivering independent, high-quality home energy advice to Birmingham residents, FREE of charge.  

Birmingham Green Doors aims to showcase energy-efficient homes in Birmingham and the West Midlands.  We do this through small group study visits hosted by people who have made/are making energy-saving improvements to their homes. Seeing is believing.  We want as many people to learn about energy-efficient homes as possible. The first event of 2024 will be in February. Please email [email protected] if you'd like to receive an invitation or watch out for sign-ups at https://www.birminghamgreendoors.co.uk/index.php/book-now/ 

Our next Green Doors event is with Philippa in Lichfield on Saturday 24th February, and is a unique opportunity to see a whole-house green makeover in progress. So this is a real ‘spade-in-the-ground’ learning opportunity for anyone interested in making homes more energy efficient. Philippa is having significant energy saving measures fitted to this 1960s house, and they are part of the way through the refurbishment, which means that at this Green Doors event you will be able to see:

How to achieve continuous insulation for maximum improvement in thermal performance

Under-floor heating going in

How to insulate a loft hatch with a loft ladder present

How to use recycled steel in a refurbishment, reducing the overall emissions of the project

The importance of insulating pipework that distributes hot water to radiators, and how to do it

You will be able to learn from Philippa’s experience of measures such as insulation, heating systems, solar plus battery. You will also learn from Philippa’s deep thinking about which energy saving measures will give the greatest return on carbon savings, for the most modest investment of money and time.

You will also be able to learn from difficult previous experiences of poorly designed energy saving measures being done to the house several years ago, such as insulation to the loft and walls.

We have several slots available for you to come along. The house is nine minutes’ walk from Lichfield City train station. The address will be given to you once your booking has been accepted.

Who should attend?

People interested in energy saving in their own home

People whose work involves advising others on how to save energy

Students who are learning about energy efficient buildings.

This event is 'pay as you feel' with a suggested donation of £10 to cover admin costs.
Supported by the BrumEnergy project, funded by a grant from Midlands Net Zero Hub / DESNZ.