A new national body – The Energy Efficiency Programme for Buildings (EEPB) – has been created to provide a large network of Green Deal Providers, product and service suppliers and financiers that will represent the views of the industry on the implementation of Green Deal.
It is a relaunch of the the Energy Efficiency Programme for Homes launched in 1999 and has already drawn the support of businesses including npower, Strutt & Parker, Centrica, Kingfisher, Enact and Knauf Insulation.
The EEPB has already been asked by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to continue facilitating and coordinating the four Green Deal advisory forums. It will also be helping to advise DECC on the implementation of the government’s microgeneration strategy.
Dr David Strong, chairman of the EEPB, said: “The creation of the EEPB comes at a very significant time. Organisations across all parts of industry, all parts of the product and delivery sectors, and all parts of the private and public sector are seeking to collaborate and find answers to how we make the most of the new energy efficiency policies coming through from Government. Similarly, a broad group of government departments will benefit from the expertise our members can offer.
“Our priority working groups will be looking at how we overcome market barriers and unlock opportunities from Green Deal and ECO, especially for SMEs. We will be organising a lot of constructive dialogue and interaction with policy makers to develop practical solutions to all the current issues of concern.”