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Travis Perkins to launch ‘end-to-end’ Green Deal solution

Green building news - by GreenWise staff
19th April 2012
Leading builders’ merchants Travis Perkins Group is planning to launch an 'end-to-end’ Green Deal solution for consumers and the trade.
The group, which operates the Wickes and Travis Perkins retail and trade outlets, has teamed up with Green Deal start-up Toriga Energy to deliver the new service. It will see the two companies provide an integrated Green Deal proposition from specification through to finance, assessment and installation.

Under the agreement, Travis Perkins will handle sales and marketing of the Green Deal within its 1,850 Wickes and Travis Perkins branches, and supply and distribution of energy efficiency measures. Toriga Energy will be responsible for finance provision, systems development and integration, as well as recruiting and managing assessors and installers. Technical support, Green Deal accreditation and training provision for assessors and installers will be offered by Sustainable Building Solutions, a specialist division of Travis Perkins Group. 

"This strategic alliance offers a unique Green Deal proposition for consumers and the trade," Paul Joyner, director of Sustainable Building Solutions at Travis Perkins, said. "The combination of Travis Perkins Group’s ability to deliver technical expertise, product and a logistics solution, alongside Toriga’s ability to provide finance and assessment can deliver a market leading proposition within the emerging Green Deal market."

Green Deal provider
Toriga Energy is one of the first companies to sign up as an official provider of the state-backed Green Deal, which is launching in October to improve the energy efficiency of the UK’s housing stock. 

"This strategic alliance builds on our commitment of delivering a high quality and professional experience across all elements of the Green Deal supply chain," said Gary Bell, director at Toriga Energy. "We are delighted to be working with The Travis Perkins Group and together provide an industry leading proposition to the consumer who can look forward to living in a more comfortable and energy efficient home."

The Green Deal, which is set to launch on October 1, will enable homeowners to access loans for loft and cavity wall insulation, lagging and other energy efficiency measures at no upfront cost. The Government says it will see billions of pounds lent every year and create 250,000 jobs between now and 2020. The Government wants to insulate 14 million homes and 2.8 million businesses through the scheme between now and 2020. However, it has emerged that non-domestic buildings will not form part of the October 1 launch of the scheme.

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