Dear Birmingham City University,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I am requesting the following information. If any of the information is unavailable, exempt, or beyond time/cost limits, please disregard these and provide the rest of the information.

1. Are you on a green/renewable energy tariff for gas and electricity supplies? Please answer individually for both.

2. Do you have any renewable energy installations at your buildings? If yes, please list them and include their capacity. Options might include:

Solar panels
Solar thermal panels
Wind turbines
Air source heat pump
Ground source heat pump
Biomass systems
Hydroelectric systems
Other (please specify)

3. Do you have any fully electric vehicles in your fleet for staff use (excluding hybrids)? If yes, how many?

4. Do you currently employ a staff member whose main responsibility is overseeing the implementation of sustainability strategies, such as a “Sustainability Officer”?

5. In the 2022/23 academic year, did you offer your students workshops or lessons on sustainable practices? If yes, please provide details or examples of these initiatives.

6. What eco-friendly initiatives are implemented across your buildings, such as bike schemes, recycling programs, etc.? Please describe them.

7. What were the estimated annual savings on energy bills from using renewable energy sources for the 2022/23 academic year?

8. How much energy is sold back to the National Grid annually from your renewable installations?

Please let me know if you have any questions or require additional clarification.

Yours faithfully,

Jamie Dixon

Freedom of Information Act, Birmingham City University

Dear Jamie,

 

RE: INFORMATION REQUEST DATED 14^th May 2024

REF: FOI – 01161

 

Thank you for your request for information. This was received on 14^th May
2024 and we are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

We will respond to the information request within 20 working days (i.e on
or before 11^th June 2024). If we are unable to respond to the request or
if the University does not hold the information or if there is a reason
for it to be withheld, we will write to you with the reasons why.

 

If you have any queries or concerns about the process, please do not
hesitate to contact us. Otherwise we will write to you on or before 11^th
June 2024. 

 

Thanks,

 

The Freedom of Information Team

Legal Services

Birmingham City University

Email: [1][Birmingham City University request email]

 

The Legal Services Team work in an agile way.

Let us know how we did by completing our quick [2]feedback form

 

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received in error please notify the sender immediately and do not copy,
retain or distribute it.

 

To find out how BCU protects and processes your personal data in relation
to your Freedom of Information (FOI) request please read the [3]Privacy
Notice for FOI Requests.

 

From: Jamie Dixon <[FOI #1130016 email]>
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 12:36 PM
To: Freedom of Information Act <[Birmingham City University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Renewable energy use

 

CAUTION: This email originated from outside the University. Do not click
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Dear Birmingham City University,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I am requesting the following
information. If any of the information is unavailable, exempt, or beyond
time/cost limits, please disregard these and provide the rest of the
information.

1. Are you on a green/renewable energy tariff for gas and electricity
supplies? Please answer individually for both.

2. Do you have any renewable energy installations at your buildings? If
yes, please list them and include their capacity. Options might include:

Solar panels
Solar thermal panels
Wind turbines
Air source heat pump
Ground source heat pump
Biomass systems
Hydroelectric systems
Other (please specify)

3. Do you have any fully electric vehicles in your fleet for staff use
(excluding hybrids)? If yes, how many?

4. Do you currently employ a staff member whose main responsibility is
overseeing the implementation of sustainability strategies, such as a
“Sustainability Officer”?

5. In the 2022/23 academic year, did you offer your students workshops or
lessons on sustainable practices? If yes, please provide details or
examples of these initiatives.

6. What eco-friendly initiatives are implemented across your buildings,
such as bike schemes, recycling programs, etc.? Please describe them.

7. What were the estimated annual savings on energy bills from using
renewable energy sources for the 2022/23 academic year?

8. How much energy is sold back to the National Grid annually from your
renewable installations?

Please let me know if you have any questions or require additional
clarification.

Yours faithfully,

Jamie Dixon

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Dear Jamie,

 

RE: INFORMATION REQUEST DATED 14^th MAY 2024

REF: FOI-01161

 

Further to your request for information, please see our response attached.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review.  Requests for an internal review
should be made to the Head of Legal and Compliance at
[1][Birmingham City University request email] or by writing to: Head of Legal and
Compliance, Birmingham City University, Joseph Priestley Building,
Cardigan Street, B4 7BD. 

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. Please see [2]https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/ for details
of their procedure. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Thanks,

 

The Freedom of Information Team

Legal Services

Birmingham City University

Email: [3][Birmingham City University request email]

 

The Legal Services Team work in an agile way.

Let us know how we did by completing our quick [4]feedback form

 

This email is confidential and is intended for the addressee only. If
received in error please notify the sender immediately and do not copy,
retain or distribute it.

 

To find out how BCU protects and processes your personal data in relation
to your Freedom of Information (FOI) request please read the [5]Privacy
Notice for FOI Requests.

 

From: Jamie Dixon <[FOI #1130016 email]>
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 12:36 PM
To: Freedom of Information Act <[Birmingham City University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Renewable energy use

 

CAUTION: This email originated from outside the University. Do not click
links or open attachments unless you recognise the sender and know the
content is safe.

Dear Birmingham City University,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I am requesting the following
information. If any of the information is unavailable, exempt, or beyond
time/cost limits, please disregard these and provide the rest of the
information.

1. Are you on a green/renewable energy tariff for gas and electricity
supplies? Please answer individually for both.

2. Do you have any renewable energy installations at your buildings? If
yes, please list them and include their capacity. Options might include:

Solar panels
Solar thermal panels
Wind turbines
Air source heat pump
Ground source heat pump
Biomass systems
Hydroelectric systems
Other (please specify)

3. Do you have any fully electric vehicles in your fleet for staff use
(excluding hybrids)? If yes, how many?

4. Do you currently employ a staff member whose main responsibility is
overseeing the implementation of sustainability strategies, such as a
“Sustainability Officer”?

5. In the 2022/23 academic year, did you offer your students workshops or
lessons on sustainable practices? If yes, please provide details or
examples of these initiatives.

6. What eco-friendly initiatives are implemented across your buildings,
such as bike schemes, recycling programs, etc.? Please describe them.

7. What were the estimated annual savings on energy bills from using
renewable energy sources for the 2022/23 academic year?

8. How much energy is sold back to the National Grid annually from your
renewable installations?

Please let me know if you have any questions or require additional
clarification.

Yours faithfully,

Jamie Dixon

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Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[6][FOI #1130016 email]

Is [7][Birmingham City University request email] the wrong address for Freedom of
Information requests to Birmingham City University? If so, please contact
us using this form:
[8]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/change_re...

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
[9]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/offi...

For more detailed guidance on safely disclosing information, read the
latest advice from the ICO:
[10]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/ico-...
[11]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/ico-...

Please note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will
be delayed.

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

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