Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Green light for green homes

CAN you or your company help people make their homes more environmentally friendly?

Thurrock Council, along with Basildon Council, is on the lookout for local firms which may be able to help them deliver the government’s Green Deal a new initiative designed to help home owners use more green technologies in their properties.

The idea is to install eco-friendly technology with no up-front costs – the costs will be paid off through energy bill over time. Unlike a conventional loan where an individual or organisation keeps paying, the Green Deal bill stays with the property.

The two councils are holding a free event to help firms find out all they need to know about the initiative, including advice on how to become an accredited Green Deal installer and how to make the most of the commercial opportunities.

Being held at The Wat Tyler Centre, Basildon, from 7.30pm to 10am on Tuesday, 25 June, the event will provide information on business opportunities, accreditation and qualification for supplying under the Green Deal, and training in Green Deal technology.

The event is open to all Essex-based, small and medium sized companies that are interested in the Green Deal, but will be particularly relevant for businesses that carry out a trade associated with green technology, for example; electricians, environmental consultants, builders, plumbers, roofers, or installers.

Cllr Andy Smith, Thurrock Council’s portfolio holder for regeneration, said: “This is a great opportunity for our small and medium-sized businesses to win new business and improve their green credentials at the same time.”

Anybody wishing to attend the event and find out more should use the simple online registration form available at http://thegreendealeventforbusiness.eventbrite.com/#


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