Covenant Signatories

Country

United Kingdom

Population

1,028,700

Date of adhesion

12/01/2009

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Last updated at: 08 October 2018 Number of visits: 678

Key Actions

  • City centre district heating scheme
    • Description:

      Birmingham has worked closely with Engie around the Birmingham District Energy Company. WE have the UK's largest city centre scheme and we are looking for additional connections to be made over time. The most recent addition was the connection of New Street Station.

    • Key Action:1
    • Language:en
    • Sectors: local heat cold production
    • Implementation timeframe:2010-2030
    • CO2 reduction:3500
    • Implementation cost:15000000
    • Website: www.makingbirminghamgreener.com
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  • Replacement of existing street lights with energy efficient units
    • Description:

      Conversion of cities street lights from 70MW SON lights to 45MW LED units. Benefits include: Improved visibility, light quality, robust service - enhanced community safety. Benefits: Supports & deliver’s the City’s Climate Change aspirations- Pathway to achieving the Council’s carbon reduction targets Sustainable solution (long life, low maintenance) Full dimming capability (no run up e.g. instant light output) Low overall circuit power (including drivers) Improved service levels (reduced outages – supports feeling of well being) Future proofing and fully flexible responsive lighting system (management & control) Reduced vehicle journeys, lamp & component replacements

    • Key Action:1
    • Language:en
    • Sectors: public lighting
    • Implementation timeframe:2010-2035
    • CO2 reduction:2212.48065
    • Implementation cost:3009126474.9
    • Website: https://www.amey.co.uk/a-better-future/2018/january/the-dawn-of-led-pulling-the-plug-on-discharge-street-lights/
    • Video link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5n2sv7LAwk
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  • Clean Air Zone
    • Description:

      Birmingham is on a journey to cleaner air. Pollution in the air, mainly caused by vehicles on the roads, is having a harmful effect on the health of people living, working and studying in the city. Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone will cover all the roads within the A4540 Middleway Ring Road, but not the Middleway itself. Driving within the CAZ area will incur a charge. Clean Air Zone charges are based on the vehicle and not the person driving or any passengers or goods being carried. Charges depend on the type of vehicle (eg car, bus, lorry, taxi) and what sort of engine it has.

    • Key Action:1
    • Language:en
    • Sectors: transport
    • Implementation timeframe:2016-2030
    • Implementation cost:3000000
    • Website: https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/20076/pollution/1763/a_clean_air_zone_for_birmingham
    • Video link:https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/drivers-older-diesel-petrol-cars-14799866
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  • Birmingham Home & Hub
    • Description:

      The Birmingham Home & Hub project will create a whole place solution for currently stalled brownfield sites including innovative low carbon homes around communal energy hubs exploring renewable fuel sources deployed through improved community landscape. This aligns with the Birmingham Low Carbon Mobility Strategy and Low Carbon Energy plan and the Smithfield Zero Emissions Cities initiatives. The potential for the Home and Hub new green urban community developments to provide an impetus and service delivery of local area regeneration is an important driver for undertaking the demonstration project. All fabric u-values target 0.15 an air-tightness will be < 1m3/m2/hr @ 50Pa.

    • Key Action:1
    • Language:en
    • Sectors: residential buildings
    • Implementation timeframe:2018-2030
    • Implementation cost:1125176
    • Video link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyOzITxs2GI
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