Green Deal Advice
Designed to help you improve the energy efficiency of your property
We have the oldest, leakiest and most energy-hungry homes in Europe, so improving the energy efficiency of these buildings is an environmental priority. That's why the Green Deal is launching at the end of January 2013.
It's a new Government scheme which provides advice on the measures you can take to save energy, and provides the money upfront to pay for some or all of the home improvements. You can only get a Green Deal Plan through an authorised Green Deal Provider. Once the work is done, you should be able to enjoy a warmer home with lower fuel bills while the cost is gradually repaid through payments added to your electricity bill.
Unfortunately, already we are hearing of people claiming to be Green Deal representatives who are not. So we encourage you to read the Government's leaflets (below) or call the Energy Saving Advice Service (England, Scotland and Wales) on 0300 123 1234 for further information.
• Only deal with authorised Green Deal Providers, Assessors and Installers.
• Do not sign up to anything or buy from a doorstep salesman
• Remember, not all home improvement work will be covered by the Green Deal Plan and its consumer protection safeguards - for any work that's not covered by a Green Deal Plan, insist on using a TrustMark registered tradesman.
For more information on Green Deal, please 'download' the relevant advice sheets:-
- A new way for owners and tenants to pay for home improvementsThis scheme lets you pay for some or all of the improvements over time through your electricity bill. Repayments will be no more than what a typical household should save in energy costs.
- Ancillary works not covered by a Green deal PlanWhat to do when home improvements or repairs are not covered by a Green Deal Plan. Not all building work or other home improvements and repairs may be covered.
- Get help to keep your home warmThe Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) is a new programme designed to reduce Britain’s energy consumption by funding home improvements worth around £1.3 billion every year.
- Cashback for energy-saving home improversThe Green Deal is a new initiative that will let homes and businesses pay for energy saving improvements, like insulation, through savings on their fuel bills.
- Consumer protection – a guide for domestic consumersWhat is the Green Deal? - The Green Deal is designed to help householders and businesses increase the energy efficiency of properties and therefore reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the UK.
- What to expect from your Green Deal AssessmentBy booking a Green Deal Assessment, you’ve made the first steps towards making energy-saving home improvements, to make your home more comfortable.
- What to do after your Green Deal AssessmentNow that you’ve had a Green Deal assessment, it’s time to think about taking out a Green Deal Plan with a Green Deal Provider so that you can proceed with those home improvements.
- Moving into a home with a Green DealA home with a Green Deal has had energysaving improvements, to help make it more energy efficient. If you move into a Green deal home you'll need to make repayments for the improvements through the electricity bill.
- How your business could benefitTradesmen, manufacturers and others involved in the supply and installation of energy saving products are all able to participate in the Green Deal – the scheme is designed to improve the energy efficiency of Britain’s properties.
- For Social Housing TenantsSocial housing tenants can take advantage of the Green Deal with the landlord's permission; you are advised to talk to your landlord in the first instance.
- For Residential LandlordsThe Green Deal helps you or your tenants make energy-saving home improvements, to make your rental property more comfortable.
- For Social Housing ProvidersThe Green Deal helps you make energy-saving improvements, to help your social housing stock, keeping homes comfortable for your tenants.