Carillion, Willmott Dixon and 20 more companies to develop government’s home energy efficiency scheme
Carillion and Willmott Dixon are amongst the first 22 organisations announced as Green Deal providers today.
The firms, which also include housing repairs and new build contractor Keepmoat and housing association Gentoo, signed agreements with the department for energy and climate change for the programme which launches in October.
The group will develop and test the Green Deal before its launch.
Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: “The signing of this agreement between government and business pioneers represents a watershed moment in the development of the Green Deal.
“The commitment shown today highlights the opportunity organisations see in the Green Deal from community groups, SMEs to big business which only bodes well for the scheme’s future success.
“We will be working with these organisations to ensure they can fulfil the potential they have demonstrated today and become the first to offer Green Deals.”
Sally Hancox, a director at Gentoo Group, said: “We are happy to be part of this pioneers group to assist in developing robust systems that can ensure smooth delivery when the Green Deal goes live. It’s vital that we get the finer detail of the Green Deal right before it goes live in order to deliver warmer homes for our customers while simultaneously tackling fuel poverty and carbon reduction.”
The 22 providers are: Ampere GDP, window and door firm Anglian Home Improvements, renewable energy installer BritishEco, British Gas, East Midlands-based CarbonLow Group, Carillion, social enterprise Empower Community, Cornwall-based Enact, E.ON, Gentoo Group, builders’ merchant Grafton Group, insulation firm Insta Group, Keepmoat, B&Q’s owner Kingfisher, insulation firm Mark Group, ReEnergise Finance, SIG plc, gas and electricity company SSE, sustainability consultancy Stroma, Toriga Energy, Willmott Dixon Energy Services, and Yorkshire Energy Services.
Several of the firms, including Carillion, are part of the Green Deal Finance Company announced in October last year.