Severn Wye represent Gloucestershire at a European level as leading experts for affordable warmth work in this programme that brings the county 5 years of funding for this issue
Severn Wye are leading on the Gloucestershire delivery of the European Build to Low Carbon initiative. This 5-year programme offers Gloucestershire a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to all the issues in relation to fuel poverty and sustainable energy – including finance, sustainable construction, health and well-being, and innovation.
The project involves two phases:
Phase 1 - Creation of a Regional Action Plan
Phase 2 - Implementation of the Action Plan
In Phase 1, the project worked through a variety of opportunities and ideas to build an action plan that is deliverable across the county. Establishing partnerships with key organisations has led to commitments to move forward in six key areas:
This projects is a unique opportunity for Gloucestershire to lead by example and model the best ways to connect development in the low carbon sector with the real, felt needs of end-users and solve multiple issues with joined-up thinking and innovation.
In September 2018, the Action Plan was launched at an event in Gloucester connecting some of the most important stakeholders in health and housing, enabling and encouraging collaboration as the project moved forward to its second phase.
6 July 2018: Spanish social housing innovations inspire low carbon developments in Gloucestershire
20 September 2018: Low Carbon Action Plan launched at health and housing event
6 February 2019: Gloucestershire's energy strategy revealed
6 March 2019: Plumbing students receive fuel poverty awareness training