Robert Price Builders’ Merchants has opened a Sustainable Energy Centre, at its Newport Branch.
Designed for customers to visit and learn about a wide range of renewable, energy-efficient products and building materials, the Robert Price Sustainable Energy Centre includes sustainable heating systems, internal and external wall insultation, electric vehicle charging points, and much more.
An official opening event took place last month, welcoming over 130 guests through its doors. During the event, the company’s partners were on hand to give visitors a taste of their product offering, and to discuss how those products could help customers reduce their carbon footprint.
The event opened with a meet and greet and an introduction to two workshop rooms with scheduled talks and presentations. Intimate seminars on specific products were held across the day on topics including ‘An introduction to SuDs & Permeable Paving’ and ‘How ‘Solar RoofTiles’ act as both a roof covering and electricity generating solution.’
A networking lunch allowed discussions of sustainable building practices, giving visitors an opportunity to talk to fellow clients about their own sustainability challenges and potential solutions.
Attendees at the event were also able to see first-hand the range of training courses and NVQs available at the Robert Price Sustainable Energy Centre Training Academy. These courses allow large or multi-operative contractors to upskill their workforce or private companies to prepare themselves for the demands of installing and maintaining new technologies as the country moves towards its net zero targets in 2030 and 2050.
Kassie Williams, Sustainable Partnerships Manager at Robert Price, who spoke of the event, commented: “The opening day was a huge success, and we’re delighted to officially launch the Robert Price Sustainable Energy Centre to all our customers.
“We’re dedicated to helping our public sector clients achieve the national carbon-net-zero target ahead of us, and I’m confident that the fantastic product solutions on offer at the SEC provide the answers our industry is looking for right now.
“Our launch event was a huge steppingstone forwards and we can’t wait to welcome more customers both new and existing, to visit and experience everything the SEC has to offer.”