More reaction to London Mayorr’s Cleaner Heat Cashback scheme
A number of industry sector’s have joined the warn welcome for the Mayor of London’s commercial boiler cashback schem:
John Newcomb, Chief Executive of the Builders Merchantf Federation said:
“We welcome and support this announcement that builds on earlier residential schemes by successive Mayors. The fact that Cleaner Heat is now aimed at commercial premises signals not only a political determination to tackle poor air quality, but seeks to change the thinking of SME owners towards their day-to-day running costs. Significant savings can be made in business costs by upgrading to a modern heating system that BMF members make and supply. The 30% rate is generous and ought to entice companies to act. Although his offer is confined to the capital, the Mayor has moved to help London firms to cut bills, reduce emissions, improve air quality and encourage further investment”.
Non-domestic heating industry body ICOM said the scheme is a positive step for businesses, carbon reduction and air quality. Director Ross Anderson said:
“There is widespread recognition that domestic heating requires decarbonisation, but industrial and commercial energy efficiency also needs to be addressed. A commercial boiler scrappage scheme is an obvious and welcome move by the Mayor of London and one that will not only improve London’s air quality, it will also act as a catalyst to spur businesses on to consider additional energy efficiency improvements such as controls”
John Bailey, Sales Director, Commercial & Renewable Systems, Vaillant added: “We would champion a national roll-out of this scheme across other cities in the UK as we believe it will help to reduce energy wastage and unnecessarily inflated heating bills, and contribute to the reduction in air pollution to provide a healthier environment for all. We look forward to supporting the installer network in London to deliver this scheme.”
Andy Forrest, National Sales Manager from Ideal Commercial Boilers said: “The initiative is a great incentive for businesses to reassess their current carbon footprint. For those who will have to upgrade their current heating systems there are several incentives available to help with costs. On our part, we will be assisting the process by offering free commissioning on the majority of our condensing commercial boiler range.”
Customers looking to make the changes are being urged to do so quickly as the allocation of funds will be made on a strict first come, first served basis, Mr Forrest added.