NEA are running a series of Free Green Deal and ECO events around the UK for Private Landlords – CPD-Accredited
Fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA), in partnership with British Gas and the National Landlords Association are organising a series of free Green Deal and ECO events across the UK aimed specifically at private landlords The events are CPD accredited.
There will be 6 seminars across England, Wales and Scotland aimed at informing private landlords on the Government’s Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation and exploring some of the potential barriers and solutions to successful delivery of the schemes.
Maria Wardrobe, Director of External Affairs, NEA says: ‘The private rented sector has a higher incidence of cold hazards than any other housing sector and this is a particular issue for older properties that may not be well insulated or may lack modern heating systems. Under the Government’s Green Deal scheme, private landlords will be able to make energy efficiency improvements without having to pay for them upfront, providing the opportunity to improve both the fabric of their properties and the comfort and wellbeing of their tenants. ’
Ken Staunton, Head of Regions at the NLA, says: ‘The Green Deal is a prime opportunity for private landlords to prove they are able to self-regulate and improve the energy efficiency of their properties. With over 4.5 million households currently renting private-residential property, this will make a real difference to those who make their home in the sector, as well as helping landlords to future-proof their properties.
It is imperative that landlords assess whether their properties are eligible for a Green Deal grant. The Government has made it clear that there will be consequences for those who do not voluntarily improve the energy efficiency of their properties by a specific time, so landlords should comply with the cost-neutral scheme.’
These half-day events will feature presentations from senior representatives at NEA, British Gas, the Government, and the National Landlords Association, as well as examples of best practice at a local level and the opportunity to network with representatives from the sector. There is no charge for attendance.
To reserve a place please go to the NEA website www.nea.org.uk/gd-eco-seminar and register you’re booking. Or email Brian Hart: email@example.com.
Events will be held in:
Manchester – 12 March
Newcastle – 18 March
Leicester – 18 April
London – 24 April
Glasgow- 1st May
Mid Wales- tbc
1. NEA is the UK’s leading fuel poverty charity campaigning for affordable warmth in the homes of vulnerable people. For further details visit http://www.nea.org.uk
2. Fuel poverty is defined as the need to spend over 10% of household income on fuel costs to maintain adequate warmth for health and comfort.
3. Events will be located in London, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle, Mid Wales and Glasgow.
To attend one of the events contact Claire Henderson 01912 692909 or email Claire.firstname.lastname@example.org