To promote energy efficiency and new energies, the various Building Distribution brands have introduced innovative concepts such as Energy Efficiency Counters, Klimacenters and even Build Aviator. A concept in service of the environment Numerous Group brands offer services and advice on new European Directives, and economic and energy regulations. Here are just few examples. POINT.P Energy Efficiency Counters “An Energy Efficiency Counter is a sales desk with a specific area reserved for our customers where we can guide them through the intricacies of new thermal regulations.” Gilles RaminDirector of the Services Program, Energy Efficiency and Partnerships of the brand POINT.P. To help customers grapple with the new 2012 Thermal Regulations applicable to new construction and renovation projects, POINT.P Matériaux de Construction has introduced nearly 140 Expert Energy Efficiency outlets across its network. In addition to specially trained salespeople, the Expert Energy Efficiency outlets provide their customers with Energy Efficiency Counters. There are fitted with a restoration work simulator that has no equivalent in France, to promote the energy efficiency of their future project. The professional customers can also join the RENOPRIM program, in partnership with EDF (French electricity provider), in order their energy projects to be optimized, and do the Feebat (Training for Energy Savings in the Building Sector) training that is essential to get the RGE label. CEDEO launches “RGE Service Pro” This service is designed for all the brand’s customers seeking to work towards France’s RGE (recognized environmental protector) certification, guaranteeing that the brand has the skills to perform energy improvement work. CEDEO has set up a dedicated call number where professionals can get information and details about training tailored to the needs of their particular field provided by qualified organizations. Saint-Gobain Building Distribution UK reduces its energy usage Saint-Gobain Building Distribution UK is working in partnership with Ignite Energy to reduce its energy usage through implementing simple housekeeping savings, reducing energy usage when the branches are closed. Additionally, full LED sensory lighting has been installed in a number of their branches across the UK & Ireland. The installations have delivered a 37% reduction in electricity usage, with plans being made for further implementation in 2018. Build Aviator services To guide and assist customers with green building solutions in the United Kingdom, Building Distribution brands Jewson, Graham, Gibbs & Dandy and Minster joined forces to create and rebrand Greenworks to introduce Build Aviator, which provides customers with the SAP Service (energy performance calculation) using the Saint-Gobain Building Distribution product file. This service assesses the energy and carbon performance of the building, providing the customer with the necessary calculations and reports to satisfy building regulations. Klimacenter showrooms In Northern Europe, Dahl developed unique energy performance spaces based on its Klimacenter concept. Klimacenters are used as showrooms, training centers and centers of expertise for renewable energy and ventilation. At Klimacenters, professional installers and homeowners can explore a wide range of environmentally friendly solutions presented in demonstration displays. They also have access to the advice and training provided by Dahl experts in this area.