The Green Deal, The UK Government’s flagship policy on energy efficiency within buildings, has now officially started.
Launched on 1st October 2012, The Green Deal aims to cut consumer and business energy bills and carbon emissions from buildings; by making energy efficiency easy and affordable for householders and businesses.
Under the Green Deal, consumers and businesses will be able to invest in energy efficiency improvements including loft and cavity wall insulation, energy efficient glazing and doors, renewable technologies and other energy efficiency measures. All of these will be available at no upfront cost, instead paying for the work through a levy on their bills. For a full list of energy efficiency measures available, please click here.
The Green Deal ‘Golden Rule’ is the principle which limits the amount of Green Deal finance that a provider can attach to the energy meter to the estimated energy bill savings that are likely to result from the installation of measures under the Green Deal plan. The principle aim is to keep the energy bills at the property no higher than they would have been had the property been without a Green Deal – this is important both to protect consumers from higher energy bills, and to protect investors from a higher risk of default on the bill.
For a list of Green Deal training courses available from PPL Trainng please click here or call a member of our Sales Team on 0845 2600 966. We are currently offering new entrants to The Green Deal the opportunity to save £350 on our training courses with our new combined training course package, which firstly qualifies you to become a Domestic Energy Assessor as well as a Green Deal Energy Assessor (Advisor)
The UK needs to become more energy efficient to reduce emissions affecting the climate change, therefore the Green Deal policy under the Energy Act 2011 aims to retrofit 14million homes by 2020 which proposes to cut CO2 emissions in housing by 29% and 13% in workplaces.