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Ecobuild is the ideal platform for getting behind the Green Deal

January 30, 2014 PaulGroves Housing DesignHousing IssuesInnovationsPlanning & Legislation

Paul Joyner, Director of Sustainability for the Travis Perkins Group, has stated that the leading exhibition, Ecobuild, presents the ideal opportunity for installers, contractors, and industry peers to unite and get behind the Green Deal.

Following the Government’s recent dilution of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), Sustainable Building Solutions (SBS), a division of the Travis Perkins Group, is stressing the importance of supporting the Green Deal and recognising the positive work completed since its launch at the start of 2013.

Paul commented: “The Green Deal has been widely criticised in the tabloid press, mainly due to the time it has taken for consumers to sign up to the initiative, but demand has been vast; more than 100,000 Green Deal assessments are testament to that. This hugely ambitious scheme is now reliant on the industry coming together and taking responsibility for moving it forward.

“Ecobuild is the ideal platform for the Travis Perkins Group to demonstrate its own support of the Green Deal whilst communicating the services that SBS has developed to assist contractors looking to take advantage of the scheme.”

Visitors to the Travis Perkins Group stand at Ecobuild will also learn how a fabric first approach can have a huge impact on carbon reduction targets and housing. The SBS section of the stand will also display its innovative thermally-modelled standard construction drawings, which provide a cost-effective solution for house builders by maximising the contribution of the building materials and minimising thermal conductivity. Available for both retrofit and new-build properties, all of the drawings use readily-available building materials and only require very small changes to standard building methods.

Paul concludes: “Our 2014 Ecobuild stand will highlight how solutions from across the Group offer a fully integrated approach to ensuring the highest levels of energy efficiency within properties.  From property design through to the integration of renewable technology, SBS can bring this expertise together to provide help, support, and expert technical assistance to the construction industry.”

The Travis Perkins Group stand at Ecobuild will feature solutions from brands across the company, including Plumbing Trade Supplies, CCF, Keyline, and Solfex. Stand: N620/21

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