Saint-Gobain supports Green Deal progress
Published:  05 December, 2012

Saint-Gobain welcomes the latest Green Deal developments announced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)," said Brian Andreas, sustainability leader for Saint-Gobain in the UK and Ireland. "It is particularly encouraging that an initial £2.9-million has been set aside for a new communications campaign designed to build understanding and trust in the Green Deal.

"This will support the scheme’s latest developments, helping to generate awareness ahead of the first deals theoretically being available on 28 January 2013. However, we remain concerned about the gap between the ending of the existing cavity wall, solid wall and loft insulation subsidy schemes and the Green Deal and ECO becoming fully functional and would like to see a suitable solution implemented to address this.

“For the Green Deal to truly deliver it is also vital that the industry works together with Government to promote the benefits of energy saving measures and the role these can play in tackling rising fuel costs and reducing carbon emissions. We are keen to play our part in ensuring the success of the Green Deal. Our position as an established designer, manufacturer and distributor of building materials means we are ideally placed to do so, with our businesses providing the products, solutions and training required to support the effective working of the supply chain.

“Ensuring the success of the Green Deal is in the interest of Government, industry and society as a whole as this will mark a strategic shift in how energy is used within buildings, providing better places to live and work and helping to protect our environment for future generations. Strong commitment from both Government and industry will be essential, and we look forward to working with professionals across the supply chain to make this future vision a reality.”

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