Green Deal examplars chosen

Six organisations have been selected as ‘Green Deal skills exemplars’ by the Green Deal Skills Alliance (GDSA) to share their knowledge with the wider industry.

The organisations were picked by the three sector skills councils which constitute GDSA – AssetSkills, SummitSkills and CITB-ConstructionSkills.

The six exemplars, which will demonstrate how organisations can upskill their workforce or prepare their customers to benefit from Green Deal, are as follows; Association of Greater Manchester Authorities, Carillon, Kingfisher Group, Severn Wye Energy Agency, Scottish and Southern Electricity and Yorkshire Energy Services. 

CITB-ConstructionSkills ceo, Mark Farrar, said: “With our partners in the GDSA we are committed to helping the built environment sectors prepare and profit from the Green Deal scheme. These six exemplar organisations are an excellent example of how businesses and public bodies alike are being proactive and working to minimise the benefits of this opportunity.” 

Asset Skills ceo, Sarah Bentley, said: “This is an excellent collaborative project which captures the skills involved in most areas of the Green Deal supply chain. This includes those required to assess a building’s fabric and produce an Energy Performance Certificate to the ones needed to generate the Green Deal Advice Report.

“Working together with our GDSA partners, we will aim to ensure the right skills are in place to help different occupations work together to deliver an effective Green Deal service.”

Keith Marshall OBE, SummitSkills’ chief executive, added: “With the launch of the government’s Green Deal now in sight, it’s important that we identify the best if the preparations that are being made across the built environment sector and share it with employers as widely as possible. A key role of the GDSA is to share examples of good practice where we find them. We should learn as much as we can from these exemplars: forward-looking businesses will find them of great value as they develop their future plans.”