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  1. Solent Green Deal Presented by Carol White Gill Flaherty – Green Deal Project Manager, Portsmouth City Council Bruce Lomax – Private Sector Housing Manager, Portsmouth City Council Phone number 0800 052 2242

  2. Background • Solent Green Deal proposal report supported by The Partnership for Urban South Hampshire (PUSH) in March 2012 • Pioneer Places Fund Bid of £500,000 awarded in December 2012 • Project Managers appointed from Portsmouth City Council and Eastleigh Borough Council (seconded from Local Energy) • Lead authority group consisting of Portsmouth, Eastleigh and Southampton Councils and First Wessex • Extended partnerships with Local Energy, BioRegionaland Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE) Phone number 0800 052 2242

  3. Project Aims • The project aimed to deliver 10,000 private sector Green Deals in Hampshire 1st April 2018 • Increase awareness and uptake of Green Deal by Private Sector landlords, tenants, owner occupiers and vulnerable groups • Increase training and employment opportunities within Hampshire and ensure that the project brings maximum benefit to the local economy • Provide a fair and impartial local authority service that prioritises residents’ best interests • Facilitate access to ECO funding streams for local authority and RSL stock • Support local authorities in delivering small scale projects, e.g. mobile home parks, system built schemes, etc. Phone number 0800 052 2242

  4. Key Areas • Green Deal Assessor Organisation • Portsmouth City Council qualified as a Green Deal Assessor Organisation (GDAO) in May 2013 • Management and Monitoring of the technical aspects of the scheme • Support and guidance to Green Deal Advisors (GDAs) • Direct link to Green Deal Providers • Upholding audit requirements in line with national government standards • Website • Comprehensive information site including pages on funding, measures available, and landlord/tenant and contractor specific areas • Online enquiry and registration • Energy quiz focused on behavioural change Phone number 0800 052 2242

  5. Green Deal Wizard • Self assessment tool to determine eligible works • Funding assessment gives guidance on finance packages available • Based on RdSAP data used for full assessments • Marketing • External marketing company developed the Solent Green Deal colours and branding • Toolkit and guidance documents available for all authorities to develop future campaigns • Leaflet, poster and online templates designed • Press releases, survey and radio info developed • Communications strategy created with Portsmouth City Council for continuing campaign • Concentrating on in-house channels with some use of local media, e.g. The News, The Echo, Wave FM Phone number 0800 052 2242

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  7. Show Homes • Three mobile exhibition kits for use in vacant properties and shops throughout the region • Interactive displays giving information on energy saving, behavioural change and Green Deal measures • Two fully branded Hybrid transit vans to transport the equipment • Some items also suitable for use at road shows, events days, etc. • Independent static show home in Portsmouth with more focus on fuel poverty and vulnerable residents • Workshops on draught proofing, secondary glazing, appliance use • Dedicated staff • Permanent full-time Project Manager • 3 Green Deal Advisors • The 6 trainees are progressing well with their portfolios, however some are finding it is taking longer than expected to get through the work. Phone number 0800 052 2242

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  9. Employment and Apprenticeships • Regular contact with Highbury, Eastleigh and Southampton Colleges to develop Green Deal training • Joint prospectus providing courses to the energy industry • Presence at relevant events, e.g. Future Solent conference • Plans to introduce ‘Builder’s Breakfasts’ to encourage SME awareness and uptake • Agreed 70/30 split in favour of local SMEs being contracted by our Providers • Providers • Tender for Green Deal Providers to access Green Deal Finance, ECO and arrange installation • Providers are: Scottish and Southern • Local Energy • Climate Energy Solutions Phone number 0800 052 2242

  10. Added value • Our residents have confidence in the support and assurances that a local authority scheme provides from start to finish • The client gets value for money with no add-ons, and competitive prices that we constantly monitor • All GDAs are council employees, with the primary aim of providing advice and guidance • We enjoy strong existing partnerships between local authorities, and with other external organisations, RSLs and community groups • Working as a collaboration greatly reduces costs – authorities have the option of joining at no cost to themselves Phone number 0800 052 2242

  11. So far… • 658 Hampshire-wide enquiries during 2013 • 138 GD assessments were carried out • 685 unique visitors to the website • 31% of these return to the site • 59% of visitors explore the site • Average visit time is 4 mins 32 secs • Phone number 0800 052 2242

  12. ENQUIRIES BY SOURCE Phone number 0800 052 2242

  13. ENQUIRIES BY SOURCE These statistics cover 1 Jan 2013 to 31 Dec 2013, taking into account the gradual development and progress of the project. Phone number 0800 052 2242

  14. What next? • All remaining authorities in Hampshire have joined the scheme except Basingstoke & Deane & Hart District Councils who have made their own arrangements with a provider. • Installations commenced in early October • Potentially 7 more GDAs • Continue to support colleges in developing a collaborative Green Deal training programme • Work to encourage SME involvement as scheme takes off on a national level • Investigate ways in which Solent Green Deal can help the vulnerable and those in fuel poverty across Hampshire Phone number 0800 052 2242