Insulation manufacturer Knauf Insulation has appointed Steven Heath as external affairs director for Northern Europe.
Heath joins Knauf Insulation with four years’ experience in the industry, having previously worked for both the Energy Saving Trust and the Welsh Government, helping develop the National Energy Efficiency and Savings plan.
A large part of his role at Knauf Insulation will be in supporting the Government when making decisions to allow for a smooth transition from the current energy supplier obligations, CERT and CESP, to the Green Deal and the new energy supplier obligation, the ECO.
He says: “The Green Deal offers an exciting opportunity for the industry and could deliver the scale of retrofit the government hopes. However, it will need significant support from other mechanisms if homeowners are to be persuaded it offers a worthy investment with measures genuinely achieving the Golden Rule – that energy bill savings achieved from installed measures are equal, or less than, the repayments for the loan used to pay for them.”