Dec 2011: GBR film competition
In December 2011 we launched a competition to find budding filmmakers who can use their creativity to encourage people to green their homes.
As part of our campaign and supported by Channel 4, Canon UK and the University of the Arts London, the competition seeks people willing to get 'innovative with insulation' and 'excited about energy savings' and create a short film that will inspire people into improving the energy efficiency of their homes, just in time for the Governments new Green Deal scheme.
The winning film – which is judged in January by Kevin McCloud, the Energy Minister Greg Barker and several other judges from the worlds of business and film – will be rewarded with a cash prize of £1,500, HD camera film equipment from Canon UK, plus the commission to produce a campaign film for GBR partner WWF-UK
The GBR campaign ran from 2009 to 2012 and ended with the passing of the green deal legislation.Here are our successes
The campaign was set up three years ago with the ultimate aim of making it easier for owners to eco-refurb their homes. And to a massive extent we achieved just that. The Green Deal, which is a government policy which will enables all of us to refurb our homes with no upfront costs is a game changer and we are proud to have been a catalyst and indeed on occasion cattle prod to that happening. So now when the landscape of home refurb is changing dramatically, it is time for us to take a back seat too and let the politicking end and the real world Great British Refurb commence.