Builders merchant Jewson and sister plumbers merchant Graham are to deliver a series of roadshows under their Greenworks sustainable building solutions brand. The events will highlight the Code for Sustainable Homes.
The launch event was held at Jewson’s Norton branch in Stockton on Tees and featured tradesman, developers and architects getting advice and guidance on how to meet Code Levels 3 and 4 in advance of next year’s changes to legislation.
The day included presentations from NIBE, solarcentury, WPL and PPL Training, which provides microgeneration renewable energy training as part of the Greenworks’ Training Academy’.
As Malcolm Gough, Market Director for Greenworks, says: “The changes that will be implemented next year, as well as the UK’s increasing moral obligation to developing a sustainable built environment, means that the trade needs to significantly increase its knowledge base in a relatively short time frame.
“The first of our series of events addressed this and the positive feedback was overwhelming. The roadshow approach, which will continue in the New Year and throughout 2010, will ensure that we continue to communicate these messages to the widest possible trade audience.”
The event covered the latest in sustainable technologies including exhaust heat pumps, rain water harvesting, under floor heating and solar photovoltaic tiles.