‘Green’ home owners needed to showcase improvements

By on 10/03/2014 in News

If you've made some energy saving improvements to your home and would be willing to open it up to others and share your tips, Catalyst CIC would like to hear from you. 

As part of a Government initiative to get the nation to share their local energy saving tips and knowledge, the Birmingham social enterprise has been selected to stage Birmingham Green Open Homes and needs local people who are willing to show their low carbon homes as well as volunteers to help run the event.

Working with Birmingham Energy Savers, the partnership programme between Birmingham City Council and Carillion Energy Services, Green Open Homes will help people find out more about the ways in which they can keep their homes warm and reduce their energy costs through the installation of energy efficiency measures.

By giving people the opportunity to see improvements at first hand and talk to others who have made improvements to their homes, Catalyst CIC hopes the event in May will both inspire and inform people about how they can keep warm and save money.  The energy efficient home improvements on show will include improvements such as loft insulation, cavity and solid wall insulation, underfloor insulation, draught-proofing, solar panels, double-glazing, low energy appliances including practical and affordable features to reduce energy bills. 

Birmingham Green Open Homes events will take place on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 May 2014 with the help and support of 15 volunteers, 12 home openers, local businesses, Birmingham City Council and other stakeholders. Those selected will be provided with training and expenses.

Anyone interested in taking part or want to visit Green Homes in Birmingham should contact Catalyst Mutual Enterprise CIC on 0121 607 1798 or enquiries@catalystcic.co.uk quoting Birmingham Catalyst CIC Green Open Homes.

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For further media information contact Debbie Harrison on 0121 303 4476 / 078801 80385

Note to editors

The Green Open Homes initiative is new national network to support low carbon open homes events across the country.  See http://www.greenopenhomes.net/ for information. 

Catalyst Mutual Enterprise C.I.C (Catalyst CIC) began as West Midlands Kick Start Partnership and is a 'spin out' social enterprise from Birmingham City Council.  Catalyst CIC manages Birmingham Kick Start Loan Portfolio on behalf of Birmingham City Council and delivers home energy advice as part of the national Big Energy Saving Network for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

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