Mears has announced a strategic partnership with British Gas to tap into funding from the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target and the Community Energy Saving Programme.

Under the terms of the deal, Mears and British Gas will jointly bid on social housing repair and maintenance contracts. British Gas will subsidise and provide energy services for energy efficiency, renewable and low-carbon technology.

In a statement, Mears said: “The partnership will offer a full range of microgeneration installation and maintenance services across the 500,000 social homes we work with.”
Bob Holt, chairman, added: “This is the first partnership of its kind in the UK, demonstrating Mears’