Energy scheme earns business a £300,000 windfallJan 30, 2013
Green Deal is being introduced by the Department for Energy and Climate Change and will allow businesses in Milton Keynes to benefit from improving their properties with energy efficiency measures. The upfront costs will be paid back through savings on energy bills.
Milton Keynes Council and partners including the National Energy Foundation, based at Knowlhill, have established the Building Retrofit Network to promote Green Deal in Milton Keynes.
The partners have won the cash from the government’s £10 million Pioneer Places project that aims to boost the uptake of Green Deal nationally.
The new funding will allow businesses to take advantage of free surveys to establish which energy efficiency measures would best suit their property. The scheme is underpinned by the ‘Golden Rule’ which means any improvements made must pay for themselves through energy savings and reduced bills.
Cllr David Hopkins (pictured), Cabinet member responsible for economic development and enterprise at Milton Keynes Council, said: “It is good to see that the government has yet again singled out Milton Keynes as a pioneering place for the green economy. This project will reduce carbon emissions and improve residents’ homes but equally importantly it brings economic benefits including training schemes for local workers.”