Green Deal

Green Deal may be an option for you to reduce your energy consumption by installing energy efficiency measures.

It is a new Government led scheme that aims to improve the energy efficiency of Britain's housing stock and business premises.

From January 2013, home owners, people living in private rented accommodation and businesses may be able to make energy efficiency improvements to your home or business premised with little or no upfront costs.

With a Green Deal you can arrange finance via a Green Deal Provider to pay for energy efficiency improvements to your property. The expected energy cost savings you will make by improving the energy efficiency of your property over the lifetime of the measure installed, should be greater than the cost of the improvement - this is called the Golden Rule.

These savings will then repay the finance via a charge on your electricity bill.

If you move house or business premises in the future, the Green Deal charge is taken over by the new occupant who will continue to benefit from the energy efficiency measures you have installed.

Energy efficiency improvements

  • Loft insulation
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • External and internal solid wall insulation
  • Boilers - high efficiency condensing boilers and air or ground source heat pumps
  • Replacements windows
  • Renewable technologies such as wind turbines and solar panels
  • Draught proofing

How does it work?

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Advice

Seek impartial advice by calling the Energy Saving Advice Service on 0300 123 1234 or visiting www.gov.uk.

An accredited Green Deal Assessor will visit your property to carry out an assessment and recommend measures.

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Finance

Get a quote from a Green Deal Provider

Sign up to a package of measures with a Green Deal Provider financed by a Green Deal plan.

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Installation

Green Deal Provider arranges for an accredited installer to carry out the work.

Once complete, your property's Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is updated to reflect the improvements.

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Repayments

Green Deal Provider notifies electricity supply company and repayments are collected through electricity bills.

Charge ends once repayments are complete.