Mark Group in rural energy partnership

Two of the UK’s leading energy services businesses, Mark Group and Calor have partnered to bring insulation and renewable technology to rural homeowners.
Jan. 13, 2012 - PRLog -- The partnership between Mark Group and Calor was one of three announced at a reception held at Calor’s Rural Energy Centre in Exeter (on Thursday 12th January) where the LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) supplier cemented its commitment to becoming a full Energy Services Company.

Utilising Mark Group’s national capabilities for installing home insulation, the partnership will see referrals passed along from Calor’s customers. Options for renewable technology, specifically solar PV and solar thermal systems, will be trialled centrally from Calor’s Rural Energy Centre and installed by Mark Group.

Bill Rumble, Mark Group Commercial Director, said: “Calor’s move to establish itself as a full Energy Services Company makes it the perfect match for our business.

“Renewable energy technologies have particular relevance for rural communities and coupled with the correct home insulation, provide a ‘whole house’ energy saving solution. We are looking forward to developing future ideas and prospects with Calor, building on our four decades of experience in the industry.”

Calor’s investment in the green energy sector has recently helped the company to achieve certification from the Carbon Trust, as well endorsement from the Energy Saving Trust – both of which were recognised at Thursday’s event.

Susan Kinnaird, Sales and Marketing Director of Calor Gas Ltd, added: “Rural households can now turn to Calor for a whole-house approach to energy efficiency, including tailored and impartial advice from experts endorsed by the Energy Saving Trust and insulation and solar solutions delivered by Mark Group, safe in the knowledge that Calor itself is doing all it can to reduce its own carbon footprint.

“We’re delighted to be working alongside the Energy Saving Trust and Mark Group and proud of our recent Carbon Trust Standard certification. It is fitting that we mark these relationships in Calor’s first Energy Centre, which cements our continued dedication to addressing the Government’s environmental commitments. Calor LPG is already the lowest carbon fossil fuel available in the countryside and has a huge part to play in delivering the UK’s low carbon energy future, but by embracing renewables and insulation we can present rural householders with the low carbon solution that is right for their property and is affordable within their budgets.”

By providing a new range of renewable energy products and services, Calor customers are now able to take advantage of Government incentive schemes, such as Feed in Tariffs (FIT), the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and, from autumn 2012, the Government’s flagship Green Deal programme.

Calor’s Rural Energy Centre was opened in November 2011 to help consumers find out more about renewable energy options available to help cut emissions and, potentially, save money. It’s a pilot for Calor Gas and a first for any rural energy supplier.

Mark Group is the UK’s leading installer of energy saving solutions. Operating from 14 service distribution centres nationwide, the company installs energy efficiency measures into around 7,000 homes, schools and businesses every week.

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