Buildings to go green

Organisations in the north east region could be eligible for £1m each as part of a £40m funding pot to raise awareness of the benefits of renewable energy technologies.

The second phase of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme is supporting businesses which ‘go green’ by obtaining and installing renewable technology.

The funding, courtesy of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (DeBERR), is only available for a limited time so organisations are urged to attend an event in Newcastle on Wednesday June 25th to find out how to apply.

Grants of up to £1m per site are available to help businesses gain benefits of renewable energy technologies. Those eligible include local authorities, housing associations, hospitals and community organisations.

One NorthEast’s energy analysis and policy specialist advisor Alex Fowler said: ‘We are trying to promote the benefits of being more ‘green’ and energy aware, as this will not only help the environment but the organisations themselves, as their bills will be reduced, leading to more investment and money put back into their communities. In turn this will benefit the region’s economy.’