Posted on Dec 07, 2016
The Contact Group is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Verdia - an independent energy expert that helps commercial, industrial and government organisations to improve energy efficiency and generate their own energy on site. Verdia manages Westpac’s Energy Efficient Financing Program, working with customers to design, deliver and finance everything from single-site to large, multi-site energy efficiency and distributed energy programs.
The Contact Group is the first company in Tasmania to receive the highly sought after Verdia accreditation, enabling its customers to access unprecedented finance for energy efficient projects. Clients will be offered a wide range of Verdia approved products such as LED lighting and solar panels, and will be assisted by Verdia to access low-cost finance for their equipment and installation. Not only will this benefit the Contact Group’s customers, but will help to encourage more clean energy projects in Tasmania and grow the state’s clean, green image.
The Contact Group’s Managing Director, Bill Fromberg, said “It’s an exciting new opportunity that will help kick start more energy efficient projects in Tasmania, that may not have been able to get off the ground due to budgetary constraints. The Contact Group feels honoured to have received the accreditation and looks forward to discussing potential new ventures with our clients.”
Verdia CEO, Paul Peters, said, “We’re delighted to welcome the Contact Group as an
accredited partner. Verdia’s network of accredited energy partners represents the very best
energy efficient and renewable energy solutions in the Australian market. We are grateful for
the important work they are doing to transition businesses to more efficient energy usage and
cleaner energy sources.”
Verdia was founded and is led by CEO Paul Peters, previously CEO of Opportunity International;
and CFO Frank Paduch, former Group Head of Strategy at Westpac. They are supported by a
formidable - and growing - team of experts and innovators from the worlds of finance, energy
and engineering. For more information, visit www.verdia.com.au.