Buildings & Energy

Built Environment and Energy have previously been combined. However, there is a new group development looking at the possibility of establishing an ESCO (Energy Services Company). The new group is called the Brixton Energy Group and the company may be called Brixton Energy. There was a meeting on 5th June and a group development group meeting is due in the next few weeks (Date of this update: 10/6/2011)

Energy Group Meeting 19-02-08

Apologies for the delay – it’s been one of those fortnights.
Present: Adam, Duncan, Helen, Jon, Keir, Olivia, Rob, Will

Built environment group:

There is no real process already started for the buildings group; it has been agreed that the two groups will merge for the time-being.

Future Brixton

Need to work to Lambeth council’s timescale
Lambeth’s Sustainable Community Strategy 2008-2020

Where’s [...]

Energy Group Meeting 15-01-08

These notes are a bit all over the place I’m afraid. I guess if we have an agenda for the next meeting then there’ll be more coherence in the minutes!
People who attended:

Adam
Keir
Olivia
Rob

We discussed:

What is our remit?

Heat and electricity
To help Brixton’s buildings and the community to move to a low-energy future.

Went through the email from Duncan

The [...]

The Vision for the Future

Brixton twinned with a rural area to provide much wind, solar and perhaps tidal energy
All old buildings in brixton retrofitted with appropriate insulation, heating etc
All new buildings, which will nevertheless be affordable, perfectly insulated, using local sustainable materials
Efficient use of waste water
People will have high degree of self-sufficiency in maintenance
Excellent [...]

How Will it Work to Make a Really Good Operation?

TTB influencing the council and to some extent central Government and the EU
TTB drawing on ideas from, and supported by, other Transition Towns
Consultation of stakeholders will be key

Residents’ groups
Businesses
All owners of buildings – schools, council, individuals

Steps

TTB approach Council with the Woking Standards for new build
TTB press for incentive schemes for energy-saving measures eg council tax reduced
TTB press for twinning with a rural area

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