Partnership will co-ordinate Green Deal advisory groups and advise on microgeneration strategy

An organisation called the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Buildings (EEPB) will be launched next week to help implement the Green Deal and aid communication between the government and industry.

The organisation replaces the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes, a network of 1,300 individuals from 760 organisations from across the energy efficiency supply chain,which was established in 1999.

David Strong, sustainability consultant and chair of the EEPB, said: “Our priority working groups will be looking at how we overcome market barriers and unlock opportunities from the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation [which replaces the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target], especially for small and medium enterprises.

“We will be organising a lot of constructive dialogue and interaction with policy makers to develop practical solutions to all the current issues of concern.”

The EEPB has been asked by the Department of Energy and Climate Change to co-ordinate four Green Deal advisory forums and advise on implementing its microgeneration strategy.

The EEPB will be a subsidiary of the National Energy Foundation, one of the country’s longest established bodies for energy efficiency.