NAPIT is the latest organisation to throw its support behind Green Deal, which was officially launched last Monday (28 Jan).
NAPIT director of standards division, David Cowburn, said: “We are highly enthusiastic about the launch of Green Deal and what it means for the industry and householders across the country. Householders have access to affordable, energy efficient measures for the first time and this will have a positive impact on the energy efficiency industry. Also, it will help to reduce this country’s carbon footprint.
“As well as leading to lower cost energy bills, the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) also fully expect the Green Deal to provide a jobs boost for “green” industries, in particular, the insulation industry. Ed Davey, the Energy and Climate Secretary, said. “All our estimates show that the Green Deal will increase the number of jobs of the next few years… to about 60,000 – that’s nearly over double the amount of people working in the insulation industry now.”