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Free training for builders and construction companies
On March 12, 2012
Free training for builders and construction companies is being provided in Whitehill & Bordon Eco-town on Tuesday 27th March. This is being organised by East Hampshire Environment Network (EHEN) and Whitehill Bordon Eco-Town, and supported with Government funding.
The training session, which takes place at 4pm-7pmat the Forest Community Centre will help people in the construction industry get to grips with measures such as solid wall insulation and renewable technologies and their costs, energy efficiency, and how the Government’s Green Deal will work. The Green Deal is due to start in October 2012 and is aimed at helping the majority of UK householders with improving the energy performance of their home.
Parity Projects, who is providing the training, is an award-winning company specialising in reducing the energy and water consumption of properties through impartial advice and best practice construction processes.
Derek Seale, Chairman of the Economic Development Eco-town Specialist Group, said: “This training session is for everyone who would like to incorporate energy efficiency into their work as a means of gaining an advantage in the market.”
The free training is being funded by the Low Energy Assessment Fund (LEAF) from the Department of Energy and Climate Change. EHEN (East Hampshire Environmental Network) in partnership with the Whitehill & Bordon Eco-town team bid successfully for this funding.
Elizabeth Cartwright OBE, who is the chairman of EHEN, said: “EHEN is delighted to be working with the Eco-town to help local businesses. The training will help them take advantage of the Government’s Green Deal when it is introduced later this year.”
Cllr Glynis Watts, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration at East Hampshire District Council, said: “I hope this event is really popular as there is a lot of relevant and useful information being provided and it is brilliant that it is free.”
Also as part of LEAF, thermal imaging and home energy surveys are being carried out on homes in Whitehill & Bordon.
Cllr Adam Carew, Mayor of Whitehill, said: “This training in how to make energy saving improvements to our existing houses is the right way forward. We have a lot of people here involved in the building trade and these training sessions are exactly what’s needed to enable people to acquire skills they need to build in a more sustainable way. These sessions mean good news for local jobs, good news for cheaper fuel bills and good news for our environment.”
If you would like to attend the event please contact Stephanie Beggs from the Eco-town team on 01730 234352.