The green deal
How it worksYou can make energy-saving improvements to your home or business without having to pay all the costs up front through the Green Deal.
Energy-saving improvements include:
- insulation – eg loft or cavity wall insulation
- double glazing
- renewable energy technologies – eg solar panels or wind turbines
What you need to
- Get an assessment of your property to see what improvements you can make and how much you could save on your energy bills.
- Choose a Green Deal Provider to carry out the work. You discuss with them what work you want done and whether the Green Deal is right for you.
- If you go ahead with the improvements you must sign your Green Deal Plan – this is a contract between you and the provider stating what work will be done and how much it will cost. The provider will then arrange for a Green Deal installer to do the work.
- Once the work is done, you’ll pay off the money in instalments through your electricity bill.
- If you’re a landlord, you must get your tenant’s permission before you sign up, and if you’re a tenant you must get your landlord’s permission to sign up – this also applies to social housing.
Green deal mark
All green deal organisations must be authorised – look for the quality mark.
Get more information about the green deal from:Energy Saving Advice Service
0300 123 1234 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm / Saturday, 10am to 2pm)
The energy company obligation
Underpinning the delivery of the Green Deal is the Energy Company Obligation (ECO).
ECO places obligations on energy companies, requiring them to generate a specific amount of credit through the installation of energy efficiency measures in homes in Great Britain before a set deadline.
ECO has been designed to fit within the Green Deal framework and provide grant funding support for households, where Green Deal finance alone is not enough.
KNW can help
KNW is an accredited Green Deal Installer, and we are working closely with a number of the energy companies to secure ECO funding for North East properties from April 2013.
*Cavity Wall Insulation, External Wall Systems, Gas Condensing Boilers, Solar PV, Lighting Fittings, Lighting Controls, Heating Controls