Green Deal business gets the thumbs up from Government minister
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A WISBECH business, which is one of just 50 firms in the country registered to create energy-efficient homes under a new Government green scheme, has been praised during a visit from one of David Cameron’s energy ministers.
After stringent vetting, Foster Property Maintenance, was selected to be a Green Deal provider.
The scheme gives cash back to homeowners and tenants who upgrade their properties with environmentally friendly improvements such as energy efficient boilers, UPVC windows and flat roof insulation.
Government Minister Greg Barker visited the Fen-based company to see how it is faring since being registered earlier this year and was impressed to see how the scheme was working at ground level.
David Foster, of the firm, said: “It is a great achievement for the Wisbech-based outfit to join a select band of companies.
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“This follows an accreditation for sister company Foster Renewable Energies.”
Foster joined a list of blue chip companies, including British Gas and EDF Energy, who are registered to carry out assessments and improvement works under the Green Deal scheme.
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The Government has set aside a budget of £125m for projects on a first come first served basis which will continue until the money pot runs out.
Foster, which undertakes property maintenance for local councils and housing associations, was chosen after showing it has a commitment to the environment.
Andrew Verney, head of sustainability at FPM said: “The Green Deal could be the biggest investment in property improvements in the last 50 years.
“We want to make sure FPM is able to respond to requests from customers on any aspect of the Green Deal from assessment and installation to finance and education.”