Opinion

Pollard’s Patter

Plumb Center's head of sustainability Tim Pollard
Plumb Center’s head of sustainability Tim Pollard

I’ve not long completed the final event in the series of six Energy Efficiency Exhibitions which was certainly challenging in travel terms but enormously enjoyable in meeting so many great people. Our Plumb and PartsCenter stand drew lots of interest with the opportunity to test out our Green Deal Assessment software and the opportunity to discuss the potential business opportunities arising from the Domestic RHI.

As we enter the heating season, the dialogue will return once again to the cost of heating our homes and buildings. The Domestic RHI will allow us to genuinely add renewable heating systems into this conversation as a valid alternative, especially for those householders in areas off the gas grid.

It was also a refreshing opportunity to hear at firsthand about the plans of individuals and businesses to prepare for the market as it unfolds. This means that we have to redouble our effort to support all our customers to benefit from rising demand for renewable heating systems and energy efficiency in general.

Plumb and PartsCenter are working on some really exciting and innovative ideas related to training, products, software and events associated with the Domestic RHI and visitors to the Expo events got a preview of what some of those new initiatives might look like. Our air source heat pump packs leaflet certainly caused a bit of a stir, you can pick up a copy at your local PlumbCenter.

So watch this space!