The Green Deal
Many people are still blissfully unaware of the government’s initiative to improve the level of energy efficiency in our homes. This program, which is designed to improve the housing stock in this country, is the largest scheme since the war.
Green Deal Regulations
The Green Deal regulations went through parliament last week. So what does this mean for the householder? From July, Green Deal Energy Advisers are to be trained up to deliver the programme. Energy Advisers will be visiting you in your home to suggest ways of using your energy more efficiently. They will also produce an EPC to find out how energy efficient your home is. As mentioned in earlier blogs your EPC has changed so that the recommendations for improvement are now at the front of the report.
The elements that have green ticks can be linked directly to Green Deal finance. The orange ticks will tell the householder that Green Deal finance may be available to fund the improvement.
The biggest difference with current initiatives is that householders cannot use the Green Deal to finance projects involving the Feed in Tariff. If you put PV panels on your roof through the Green Deal you won’t qualify for the Feed in Tariff. The Feed in Tariff remains for those that pay for the improvement themselves.
You will of course need an EPC which is central to the Green Deal Initiative. Ring us today to get your EPC and see if you qualify for Green Deal funding.