While providing our customers with environmental and sustainable products, and information on how to use them is a core aim of Grafton Group plc our commitment to the environment does not stop there. We are also focused on waste management, carbon reduction, sustainable sourcing of timber and complying with all environmental legislation.
Grafton Merchanting GB is a Green Deal provider. Sponsored by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), The Green Deal is an initiative to encourage home and business owners to improve the energy efficiency of their properties. It provides a platform to enable customers to engage in this initiative which provides finance to property owners for the installation of energy efficient products.
Considerable work has been carried out in the Republic of Ireland operations to reduce energy consumption through changes to lighting; the most significant energy demand in this sector of the business. Over 6,000 lighting lamps have been replaced with LED units. Similar upgrades to a number of branches in the UK Merchanting business are planned for 2016.
The Irish merchanting businesses supply a range of energy efficient products including high efficiency condensing boilers, solar, thermal and PV panels and lights, ground source, air source and underfloor heating systems, rainwater harvesting, composting, and heatrecovery systems.