B&Q has re-launched its One Planet Home pages on diy.com, which will display hundreds of products alongside a wealth of hints and tips, interactive tools and links to useful sites, for those wishing to go green at home.
They have also opened the first ever eco shops in B&Qâ€™s flagship stores
in New Malden and Sutton. The eco shops will enable homeowners to get everything they need all in one place, to live a more sustainable home life and save money whilst doing it.
As part of the companyâ€™s bid to help people eco-vate their homes, B&Q is introducing two new roles – Eco Advisors and Eco Experts.
B&Qâ€™s Eco Advisor qualification â€“ an eco NVQ – is a UK first and will see staff qualified to City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Retail Skills standard, enabling them to advise and help customers on eco products for their homes.
The first eco Advisors will be on hand at B&Qâ€™s Sutton and New Malden eco shops.
The eco advisor job will then be rolled out across the country with 1800 qualified advisers available by September.
The second role to be introduced is the B&Q Eco Expert, who will be qualified to offer in store and at home consultations and provide homeowners with an Energy Performance Certificate, enabling them to understand how energy efficient their home is.
Initially the Eco Experts will work from the New Malden and Sutton stores and will be able to back up their audit findings with recommendations to make energy saving improvements and offer a full range of eco installations.
It is inevitable that soon British homeowners will be facing the challenge from the Government, to reduce their homesâ€™ environmental impact, and with Government targets set at a 30 per cent carbon emissions reduction by 2020, the process can seem quite daunting.
However you can now B&Q it through these new customer initiatives, specifically designed to make greening up homes easy and affordable.
For further information visit the new One Planet Home website.