Mears has formed a partnership with British Gas to take on energy efficiency work in the social housing sector.
It will target funding opportunities under the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target and the Community Energy Savings Programme within its social housing client base.
The partnership will offer a full range of microgeneration installation and maintenance services across the 500,000 it currently works on, including whole house solutions such as air and ground source heat pumps, bio-mass boilers and solar panels.
In addition, Mears and British Gas will jointly bid on repair and maintenance contracts in social housing, with British Gas providing energy services and funding to subsidise energy efficiency, renewable and low carbon technology.
It is hoped that the partnership will create efficiency opportunities for local authorities and registered social landlords.
Mears chairman Bob Holt said: “I am delighted to announce our partnership with British Gas. This is the first partnership of its kind in the UK, demonstrating Mears’ targeted and innovative approach to leadership within the Social Housing space.
“Our close working relationship with British Gas will strengthen our existing relationships with our key customers, as they seek to find cost effective methods of ensuring environmental compliance.
“We believe that this partnership demonstrates our ongoing commitment, clearly stated in our strategy ‘to constantly search for new and better ways to support clients and help tenants’ and our ‘Getting Greener’ Campaign.
“We will work with British Gas to ensure that the social housing sector generates significant savings and continues to create opportunities for the future.”