BrumEnergy

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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. 

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4 March onwards, Retrofit courses Installer Skills Bootcamps
Midlands-based Unyte Academy, in collaboration with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), is thrilled to introduce the combined level 3 certificate in domestic energy assessment ABBE 600/5478/5 plus Retrofit Assessor ABBE 603/6853/6. The programme includes onsite assessments and a blended approach to learning, combining online resources with classroom tuition.
https://unyteacademy.co.uk/wmca-courses/

Birmingham Council of Faiths: Footsteps for a Low Carbon Future: Energy Saving Flashcards    
Birmingham Council of Faiths: Footsteps for a Low Carbon Future have developed Energy Saving Flashcards which provide individuals with basic energy saving information. They can be used by energy advisors.    
https://footstepsbcf.org.uk/

Birmingham Energy Advice Manual        
Checklist for advisors    
Checklist for home visits

Birmingham Energy Advice Manual
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Building Retrofit Guidance Toolkit
Guidance Toolkit on Building Retrofit

Birmingham City Council Retrofit Advice Contact
https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/50282/climate_change/2643/climate_change_advice_for_residents/3 

BVSC Cost of Living Resources: Utilities Poverty    
BVSC Cost of Living: Utilities Poverty reources for Birmingham Voluntary, Community, Faith & Social Enterprise sector organisations and partners    
https://www.bvsc.org/utilities-poverty

Citizens Advice/ Energy Saving Trust: Energy Savers Campaign    
Citizens Advice and the Energy Saving Trust are sharing information and advice to help people manage their energy bills. The Energy Savers Campaign is a year long campaign to deliver key energy advice.    
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/about-us/our-work/our-campaigns/awareness-raising-campaigns/besw/

West Midlands Fire Service: Cost of Living Presentation    
West Midlands Fire Service: Cost of Living Presentation includes advice relating to energy issues and fire safety  
https://www.bvsc.org/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=28cd03ec-adfd-4792-95f8-e43d6ca74a47

West Midlands Fire Service: Winter Warmth and the Cost of Living    
Includes advice relating to energy issues and fire safety 
https://www.bvsc.org/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=0777fb07-2630-4b8d-97b9-1db41bd7e491

Centre for Sustainable Energy: My community    
Support community groups who want to do something about climate change, energy or sustainability    
https://www.cse.org.uk/my-community/

BVSC: Directories: Find organisations and services in Birmingham

Find organisations and services in Birmingham by searching the City's various directories. Useful if you also need further information, advice or guidance on a wider issue or service (e.g. money or health advice) or to reach a particular community group (e.g. faith communities)    
https://www.bvsc.org/listing/category/directories

Energy policy, strategy and research 



BVSC Environment & Energy Network Resources    
Monthly BVSC Environment & Energy Network Meetings for Birmingham Voluntary, Community, Faith & Social Enterprise sector organisations and partners including energy policy & bill updates    
https://www.bvsc.org/environment-and-energy-network-resources

Birmingham Energy Advice Manual
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Midlands Net Zero Hub (MNZH)    
The Midlands Net Zero Hub (MNZH) works with Local Authorities, Community Organisations and others to improve capacity and capability on the journey on reaching Net Zero. They fund the BrumEnergy project.    
https://www.midlandsnetzerohub.co.uk/

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ)    
Government Department responsible for energy security and Net Zero    
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-energy-security-and-net-zero

Ofgem: The Energy Regulator    
The Energy Regulator for Great Britain. Work to protect energy consumers, especially vulnerable people, by ensuring that they are treated fairly and benefit from a cleaner, greener environment.    
https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/

Citizens Advice: Energy Policy Research    
Energy policy research    
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/about-us/our-work/policy/energy-policy-research/ 

NEA (National Energy Action)    
National charity campaigning on Fuel Poverty    
https://www.nea.org.uk/ 

End Fuel Poverty Coalition    
Coalition of organisations campaigning on fuel poverty issues    
https://www.endfuelpoverty.org.uk/

CCW: End Water Poverty    
CCW's campaign to end water poverty    
https://www.ccw.org.uk/our-work/our-campaigns/end-water-poverty/

NEA (National Energy Action): Water Poverty    
NEA campaign to end water poverty by 2030.    
https://www.nea.org.uk/water-poverty/ 

Cadent Gas/Britain Thinks: The Energy Diaries    
Cadent and Britain Thinks Energy Diaries engaged with people over 2 months as energy bills rose.  https://cadentgas.com/energydiaries

Birmingham City Partnership Board/ Birmingham City Observatory: Climate Change Briefing Book    
Birmingham City Partnership Board/ Birmingham City Observatory Climate Change Briefing Book provides useful data on Homes & Energy Performance.
Climate Change Briefing Book

Centre for Sustainale Energy: 3D - Decarbonising Birmingham    
Centre for Sustainable Energy: 3D project provides useful data including on home energy in Birmingham    
https://www.cse.org.uk/my-community/community-projects/project-3d-data-to-decarbonise-birmingham/ 

Guidance Toolkit
Guidance Toolkit on Building Retrofit (attached) on resources under 'for advisors'
https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/50282/climate_change/2643/climate_change_advice_for_residents/3 BCC Retrofit Advice and Contacts on resources under 'for individuals' and 'for advisors'