Ecobase, part of UK plumbing and heating merchant Plumbase, has opened the doors to its first store in Crowbotrough, East Sussex.

Following the opening of the Ecobase showroom in Crowborough , a further two stores in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, and Haslemere, Surrey, will be opened ahead of a national rollout.

The newly-launched brand will offer a range of environmentally-friendly technologies including, high efficiency boilers, energy efficient radiators, solar PV, solar thermal as well as biomass heating systems.

Ecobase will also be offering advice, education and training on the latest developments in the eco market to help assist energy savings within homes and businesses. .

The company is also signed up as a Green Deal provider, as such, in October when the scheme launches, Ecobase will play a vital role in supporting installers to gain MCS accreditation, certified renewables training and the Green Deal quality mark, which are necessary to install renewable technologies and demonstrate compliance with Green Deal standards. Both MCS and Green Deal qualifications are imperative to ensure the end user benefits from the government’s financial initiatives.

“We take our commitment to energy saving very seriously and are proud to introduce Ecobase as a ‘one-stop shop’, providing solutions, advice, education and training for the installer and consumer,” said Plumbase Managing Director, Andy Gribble. “This will also be a useful resource for consumers to learn more when looking to make energy savings within their home or business.

“The Ecobase team gives clear and impartial advice to installers, allowing them to utilise the vast commercial opportunities arising from the government’s upcoming energy saving schemes,” he continued. “By 2020, 15 per cent of energy consumption must come from renewable sources: a target set by the government. Together with the professional installer we aim to educate the consumer to increase the spread of renewable solutions and assist in meeting this target. We hope that this new dawn in energy efficiencies will propel Britain into a new era where energy saving and renewable technologies become mainstream in every build.”