Sutton Coldfield Meeting: ‘best practice for sustainability’

Chris Martin of CEQ Climate Emergency Action, reports on a recent at Birmingham Faith Covenant Partnership Meeting, in which Sutton Coldfield Quaker Meeting featured.

At a recent Greener Birmingham Workshop of the Birmingham Faith Covenant Partnership, Phil Beardmore, Energy Confidence, used Sutton Coldfield Meeting House as an example of best practice in making faith buildings more sustainable.  He highlighted the way in which the meeting house had been assessed and then taken a ‘fabric first’ approach improving insulation and then installing an air source heat pump based heating system.

The faith building energy assessments funded by CEQ and the TW Greeves Charitable Trust were also featured and discussed in the Workshop.

The Birmingham Faith Covenant Partnership is chaired by Cllr Nicky Brennan is part of Birmingham City Council’s commitment to work with the faith communities to serve the people of Birmingham, particularly the most vulnerable members.  When the Covenant was renewed in 2022 to also include the NHS, Police, BVSC and  other third sector groups. Footsteps is a member of the Partnership and has been working to ensure that responding to climate change, the City’s 5th ‘Grand Challenge’, is firmly on the Partnership’s agenda.