Builders' Merchants News

Baxi becomes a member of EST

Published:  28 July, 2009

WARWICK: Baxi Group UK and Ireland is one of the latest organisations to become an Energy Saving Trust Member.

Baxi Group joins existing members ScottishPower, E-on, British Gas, BP, EDF, npower, Scottish & Southern, Phoenix Gas, Firmus Energy, NIE Energy and National Grid.

Philip Sellwood, chief executive of the Energy Saving Trust, said: "We have made significant progress over the years, but if we are to hit the 80% carbon reduction target by 2050 then we have to make sure that we are equipped for the challenges ahead.

"Energy company members will continue to be crucial in helping us deliver domestic carbon savings; however we must broaden our reach and expertise. We need to make sure that we are working closely with the very best and co-ordinating our activities in a way that will compel the consumer to take action. Baxi Group has a proven track record as an innovator of low carbon and renewable technologies and can play a major role in helping us bring these technologies to the mass domestic market."

Over the coming year the Trust will build its membership inviting a select few organisations who share its core values and can add value to its business strategy. These will include retailers, water companies, house builders, green energy suppliers and micro-generation manufacturers.

The Energy Saving Trust's strategy sets out its priorities for the next five years with seven areas of focus: energy efficient homes; energy saving behaviour; energy efficient products; low-carbon energy; sustainable travel; efficient use of water; less waste.