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Vaillant to host UK-wide renewable open days for sustainable landlords, renewables installers and councils

aillant is set to host a series of UK-wide open days to demonstrate the role of renewable technology in reducing fuel poverty and carbon emissions for the social housing sector to landlords, renewables installers and councils.

The Sustainable Heating days will be held at Vaillant’s head office in Belper, Derbyshire, andCentres of Excellence in Elland (West Yorkshire), Bristol, Cambridge, Maidstone and Glasgow from 13 February 2014*. The events will focus on educating landlords on how to access government funding and examples of Vaillant renewables projects to show the technology in action.

There will be guest speakers at the events from lead partners and the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC), and an address from Tim Pollard, Head of Sustainability at Wolseley UK. A prize draw of £1,000 towards a Community Investment fund for landlords will be held at the close of each event.

The focus on helping landlords to obtain funding is extremely timely, following the publication of recent research by Alliance Procurement, the National Energy Foundation and the University of Salford. The resarch found that the lack of funding support remains the highest barrier to retrofitting in the social housing sector. Approximately 37% of landlords said addressing fuel poverty and reducing fuel bills for tenants were their key drivers for considering a retrofit.

To attend and to find out more about dates and locations, please visit www.vaillant.co.uk/sustainable-open-day/ to register.