The Green Deal
The Green Deal is the government’s principal driver behind its claim to be the greenest government ever. The Green Deal aims to revolutionise the way we insulate our homes and improve the energy efficiency of our properties. This is a new approach, designed to impact on the majority of homes. At a recent presentation it was revealed that just under half a million homes are awaiting an energy efficiency upgrade in the Greater Manchester area alone.
The other good news is that there will be a lot of new jobs created as a result. Workers will be needed to train as green plumbers, green electricians, carpenters and renderers.
Improved energy efficiency
The home improvements that are carried out through the Green Deal must be undertaken through an accredited Green Deal Provider. It’s not just about having extra insulation added. You may be able to have draught proofing or a new condensing boiler fitted.
The cost of these Green Deal improvements won’t need to be paid for up front by the householder either. The costs will instead be paid for through your energy bill. Your energy bill will fall significantly and the monthly cost is guaranteed to be lower than the previous monthly energy bill.
The local authority will also have a role to play by integrating local regeneration projects with the incorporation of energy efficiency measures.
To find out how you may be affected by the Green Deal then the new Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) will ring Home Inspection Services for an energy advice consultation.
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