Plumb Center's renewables director Simon Allan and head of sustainability Tim Pollard with Greg Barker

Government applauds Plumb Center

Published:  21 March, 2013

The Government has applauded the work Plumb Center is doing on the Green Deal, which will help put more money in installers’ pockets.

Energy-efficient improvements under the Green Deal can be financed with reduced or in some cases no up-front costs to the householder, with the costs repaid over time by the savings made by the energy-efficient measures.

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker believes installers will be vital to the success of the initiative. In a House of Commons Green Deal debate, Robin Walker, Conservative MP for Worcester said Wolseley is looking forward to participating in the Green Deal. He then asked Mr Barker what steps are being taken to make sure all installers have the chance to sell it to their customers.

Mr Barker singled out Plumb Center’s installer training. He said: “I was delighted to see Wolseley is seeing strong demand for its Green Deal training.”

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced 1,803 Green Deal assessments have been carried out since the initiative’s inception in January.

As well as offering Green Deal Advisor training in partnership with Sevenoaks Training Academy, Plumb Center is also a Green Deal Provider. This status gives installers who register with Plumb Center the opportunity to access Green Deal funding for their customers.

Simon Allan, Plumb Center’s renewables director, said: "We want to help installers get the most out of Green Deal. We offer a comprehensive package of products and services for our customers – advice, training, accreditation, finance and energy efficiency products."

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