What is the Green Deal?
The Green Deal is the UK Government's flagship policy on energy efficiency within buildings...
The UK needs to become more energy efficient in order to reduce emissions affecting the climate change. The Green Deal policy, under the Energy Act 2011, aims to retrofit 14 million homes and businesses by 2020. This equates to a reduction of CO2 emissions in housing by 29% and 13% in workplaces. The Green Deal will allow householders and businesses to make energy efficiency improvements to their properties at no upfront cost. The Green Deal will revolutionise the energy efficiency of the UK’s existing dwellings and will create approximately 65,000 new jobs in disciplines where training will be required. This represents the largest opportunity for installers since the Second World War.
Role of Green Deal Provider...
The Green Deal Provider will be the key contact in a
customer’s Green Deal journey. They'll be responsible for providing the
finance and arranging the installation of the package of measures the customer
chooses. They will also be the counter-signatory to the ‘Green Deal Plan’; the
credit agreement which sits between the customer and provider setting out
requirements and obligations on both sides. If providers wish to offer a cash
incentive to attract customers, they will be limited to offering either 5% of
the total cost of the package, or £150, whichever is less.
The Green Deal Provider is Responsible for...
- Offering a Green Deal Plan to customers, based on
recommendations from a licensed assessor
- Ensuring that the energy efficiency work is carried out by an authorised Green Deal installer
- On-going obligations in relation to Green Deal plans, including dealing with customer complaints, guarantees and
Setting up a Green Deal...
Once the customer has made an enquiry, a Green Deal Assessor will visit
the property and provide recommendations on measures that would suit the
property. The Assessment may be undertaken by an independent assessor or
appointed by the Green Deal Provider.
Following assessment, the Green Deal Provider will offer the customer a quote for installation of some or all of the measures, and then assuming that this is accepted, a Green Deal Plan will be created. Once a Green Deal Plan has been agreed between a customer and a Green Deal Provider, the Provider will arrange for the installation of the measures, and once completed repayments can begin via the energy bill.
What measure will be available in the Green Deal?
The list of measures in RdSAP has been used to
create the list of qualifying Green Deal energy improvements for domestic
properties. Being modelled in RdSAP also means the measure can be recommended
by Green Deal assessors.
The Appropriate Measures
- Air source heat
- Internal wall
- Biomass boilers
- Lighting systems
fittings and controls
- Biomass room heater
- Loft or rafter
insulation and loft hatch insulation
- Cavity wall
ventilation with heat recovery
- Micro combined heat
- Draught proofing
- Micro wind
- Energy efficient
- External wall
replacement storage heaters
- Roof insulation
- Flue gas heat
- Room in roof
- Ground source heat
- Solar water heating
- High efficiency
replacement warm-air units
- Under-floor heating
- High thermal
performance external doors
- Hot water cylinder
- Waste water heat
recovery devices attached to showers
The Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) will
form the basis for the assessment of non-domestic properties and assessors have
much greater flexibility to recommend appropriate measures to reflect the wider
range of non-domestic building types. The consultation proposed that new
measures can become Green Deal Eligible by going through the‘Appendix Q’
process of SAP. Measures must have been recommended during the Green Deal Assessment by the assessor in order to be installed using relevant finance to
ensure the measures installed are appropriate for the building in question. Where a package includes a measure
which is particularly cost-effective, the Green Deal Provider may be able to
rely on the savings likely to be generated by that improvement to finance some
slightly less cost- effective improvements under the Green Deal Plan which
would otherwise have required top up finance from another source.
Energy Company Obligation (ECO)
The ECO is due to replace the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) and Community Energy Savings Programme which has been the major vehicle for energy efficiency delivery over the past four years. The Government anticipates that delivering on its targets for ECO will require an annualised investment by energy suppliers of ~£1.3bn, and that the ECO will last for 10 years. The £1.3bn funding pot will be financed via energy bills and divided between the two targets below: 75% to Carbon Saving and 5% to Affordable Warmth.
PPL's Green Deal Installer Training Course Opportunities..
In order to be a Green Deal Installer operative, you will have
to demonstrate competence and qualifications in the chosen technology. For
example, to install Solar PV you would have to be MCS registered and the
installation engineer qualified in Solar PV and electrics. A Green Deal installer who wants to act as lead contractor (those who will work directly with a Green Deal Provider) will need to operate a quality management system (QMS) in line with PAS2030. Those renewable energy installation companies who currently operate a Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) quality management system will be very familiar with QMS and therefore easily extend their scope to encompass the PAS2030 standards.
What is PAS2030 designed to do?
PAS 2030 certification is designed to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings and sets the specification for the installation process, process management and service provision. PAS 2030 is designed for installing, managing and providing energy efficiency measures (EEM) in existing buildings. It recommends best practice for managing the installation process and providing services to the customer before, during and after. It also provides measure-specific requirements (including the necessary qualifications) for each individual type of measure.
In order to assist installers and assessors get ready for the Green Deal
, PPL Training offer a one day PAS 2030 QMS training course
that covers PAS2030 Quality Assurance Training for The Green Deal
. This course provides a complete PAS2030 compatible QMS manual, including sample documents and method statements. Delegates are able to tailor the system to their requirements on the course and received details training on how to get PAS2030 accreditation and stay accredited.
For free PAS2030 guidance call our expert PAS2030 team on 0845 2600 966.
PPL's Green Deal Advisor / Assessor Training Course Opportunities...
To qualify for the Green Deal all properties will need to undergo an inspection by a certified Green Deal Advisor / Assessor. The assessment will take into account the fabric of the building as well look at the way the occupants currently use the building.
In order to become a Green Deal
Advisor / Assessor, you need to firstly become qualified as a Domestic Energy Assessor (City & Guilds 6361)
. This is someone who has the ability to produce Energy Performance Certificates. Once you have this qualification you then need to undertake the Green Deal Domestic Assessor (Advice) training course (City & Guilds 6066).
This looks at the way the occupants use the building.
Why are PPL's Green Deal Advisor / Assessor couses the most comprehensive?
The 6 day Domestic Energy Assessor (City & Guilds 6361)
course includes extensive theory based learning in the classroom as well as practical exercises within a selection of homes, where you will train to produce Energy Performance Certificates. PPL are one of the very few training providers that give you access to all the City & Guilds required properties, as well as help you make sure your portfolio is all in order before submitted after the course.
A typical diary of our Green Deal Advisor courses is below:
A Green Deal assessor may be employed in one of several ways:-
They could be:
a salaried employee or sub-contractor of one or more Green Deal providers/installers;
An independent, self-employed Green Deal assessor commissioned directly by a consumer;
A public/third sector official or representative of a civil society organisation funded (or self-funded) to deliver Green Deal assessments.
Click Below To See What Green Deal Courses We Have To Offer...