The Green Deal Launch Announced

Friday, July 20, 2012

Green Deal Soft Launch Announced

From 1st October homeowners and businesses will be able to take advantage of the new Green Deal which is a raft of financial incentives to improve the energy efficiency of UK buildings.

From the Autumn Green Deal Assessors will be available to advise on the best ways to lower energy bills whilst reducing CO2 emissions. Items such as insulation, low energy boilers and renewable energy systems can be fitted without any upfront costs – the costs being recouped automatically from the reduced energy consumption of the building.  The assessor’s report can be used to help consumers decide on the most appropriate measures, which installer to use and who will provide the Green Deal finance. Then from 28th January 2013 the installations can take place.

With energy costs rising ahead of inflation consumers will begin to reap the benefits of lower fuel bills from day one after installation.

Ready For Retrofit Programme Announced

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A new Government backed scheme aimed at helping businesses to join the eco-refurbishment industry will provide £8m this year. The money will be used to prepare installation businesses in the south west for retro fitting homes with energy efficiency measures such as loft and wall insulation alongside microgeneration technologies like solar panels or eco heating systems.

The scheme will see many thousands of properties across the south west become more energy efficient over the next 8 years by harnessing the funding opportunities of the Feed-In Tariffs – FITs, Renewable Heat Incentive – RHI and then Green Deal.