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A New website makes it easier to find green installers

Householders, businesses and community groups in the Stroud district are being encouraged to visit the new ‘Link to Energy’ website that links people planning energy efficiency improvements with local installers.
The Link to Energy network, which is run by the Severn Wye Energy Agency and supported by Stroud District Council, helps to bring together homeowners, businesses and community groups with the growing number of specialist providers which offer energy efficient heating, lighting, insulation and renewable technologies.

Neil Towler, project manager for Severn Wye Energy Agency said: “Adding cavity wall insulation to house walls, installing solar photovoltaics on a village hall, or heating business premises with a biomass boiler are just a few examples of improvements available. Since April over £60,000 worth of these measures have been installed within the district through these registered installers. As well as making energy bill savings and reducing carbon emissions, they can also advise on the grants and financial incentives that are available.”

Simon Pickering chair of the Environment Committee at Stroud District Council said: “This website will take the fuss out of finding the right installer for anyone thinking of putting energy efficiency or renewable energy measures in place. As energy prices remain unpredictable, more and more residents and businesses will be looking for ways to make savings. The Warm & Well advice line has had nearly 300 queries in the past few months, showing that there’s still a great deal of interest in being greener. Now, this website will give homeowners and businesses direct access to over 100 local Severn Wye Energy Agency registered installers.”

Anyone looking for installers and suppliers of all things energy efficient should visit www.linktoenergy.org.uk or call the Warm & Well advice line for free, impartial advice and information on Freephone 0800 5003076