Green improvements saving money in local businesses

Local firms are being encouraged to get on board with a new government-backed scheme to help householders make their homes more energy efficient.

The Government’s new Green Deal Scheme allows peopleto install more energy efficient improvements in their homes and businesses with no upfront costs, instead deducting the fees via a charge added onto your monthly energy bill.

The aim of this scheme is to decrease the amount spent on fuel and energy, and increase the financial savings households and businesses, while being more environmentally friendly.

This in turn could generate more business for local firms supplying these services, but only if they have become Green Deal certified.

Sara Kendall, of SUSTAIN Lincolnshire, says: “SUSTAIN Lincolnshire is working hard to ensure that local businesses are aware of the opportunities of these new initiatives. Parts of Lincolnshire have higher than average levels of fuel poverty and low energy inefficiency due to an aged housing stock which will represent a multimillion pound opportunity for local businesses.”

To make sure businesses don’t miss out, two workshops giving advice on how to become accredited are being held on Friday November 23 from 8-9.30am at The Showroom, Tritton Road, Lincoln, and at The Boilerhouse, Springfield Business Park, Caun Road, Grantham, from 12-2pm.