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CPA: Industry Launches Green Deal Opportunities Publication

A publication outlining the Green Deal Opportunities for Industry has been published jointly by the Construction Products Association Green Deal Project Team and the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes.

The publication, written by industry for industry, is aimed at manufacturers, distributors, main contractors and installers and provides a useful introduction for all organisations, both large and small, that are interested in finding out more about how to work within the Green Deal. The publication is available electronically here.

Although the publication is not to be used for legal compliance with Green Deal requirements it will, when used in conjunction with DECC’s official documents and procedures, provide an invaluable introduction and understanding of the opportunities available for industry when the Green Deal is introduced later this year.

Commenting on the publication, John Tebbit, Industry Affairs Director at the Construction Products Association said; ‘Although it is early days within the Green Deal, which is still under consultation, the framework is now established. So despite the fact that some working details may change, now is the time for those companies that are interested in the potential opportunities of Green Deal to begin to investigate how they should prepare and what they need to be aware of. This publication provides the introduction industry needs and will give companies a head start in their preparations.’

Peter Hindle MBE, general delegate for Saint-Gobain UK, Ireland and South Africa, added: ‘Saint-Gobain was delighted to provide direct input and support to help produce this informative and practical guide. The Green Deal represents a huge opportunity for the construction sector, so ensuring our customers are equipped with the knowledge and skills to understand and respond to future energy efficiency challenges is key if the industry is to benefit from the Green Deal.’

The publication has also been welcomed by the Minister of State for Climate Change who in his Foreword to the publication writes, ‘I am pleased to be able to introduce the wide range of Green Deal Opportunities for Industry. This document is in itself an example of how collaborative working can help companies prepare for the Green Deal. It highlights how many firms are already gearing up to enter this new market, as well as showcasing previous examples of the installation of energy efficiency measures.’

Copies of the Publication are available here.
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NOTE TO EDITORS:

The Construction Products Association Green Deal Project Team consisted of representatives from the following organisations:
Saint Gobain
Pilkington United Kingdom Ltd
Knauf
Rockwool
Honeywell
Celotex
BASF
Micropower Council
Kingspan
The Brick Development Association

The Construction Products Association represents the UK’s manufacturers and suppliers of construction products, components and fittings. The Association acts as the voice of the construction products sector, representing the industry-wide view of its members. The sector has an annual turnover of £50 billion and accounts for 40% of total construction output.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Simon Storer. Communications and External Affairs Director
Construction Products Association
Tel : 020 7323 3770
Fax : 020 7323 0307
Mobile : 0770 286 2257
E-mail : simon.storer@constructionproducts.org.uk



Nicola Smith
External Affairs Manager
Construction Products Association
26 Store Street
London WC1E 7BT
Tel: 020 7323 7247
Fax: 020 7323 0307
nicola.smith@constructionproducts.org.uk
www.constructionproducts.org.uk

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