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£1 million in Green Deal money awarded to Asset Skills | 13 March 2012

Asset Skills is set to receive a £1 million grant as part of the government’s Green Deal, fm-world.co.uk reports.

£3.5 million was originally put aside by the government to be divided between the Green Deal Skills Alliance – made up of Asset Skills, SummitSkills and ConstructionSkills. Now, officials have announced that £1 million of the total will be given to facilities management sector skills council Asset Skills.

It is thought the money will be used to provide training for facilities managers on energy efficient procedures, as well as ensuing qualified insulation installers are used in the construction industry. It may also see a greater impetus put on green energy consumption for facilities management software in the future.

Measures to implement the deal will begin later this year and are expected to create 65,000 jobs in the UK by 2015.

Speaking to decc.gov.uk of the announcement, energy and climate change secretary Edward Davey explained: “This money will help hundreds of people gear up for the Green Deal and ensure this scheme is a real success on the ground.

We have worked hand in hand with industry to get this right and we are targeting funding at the areas where there is an urgent need as well as a clear demand. We hope this will encourage businesses across the country to fully prepare their staff for the launch of the Green Deal later this year.”

Written by David Howells on behalf of Qube Global Software

While posted by Qube Global Software all views expressed are not necessarily those of the company. All facts are verified where possible directly by the author.

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