The Green Deal launched in January 2013 and has been introduced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). It aims to help consumers and companies reduce their energy consumption through the installation of energy efficiency measures on existing buildings.
A Green Deal plan allows for the installation of energy efficiency measures without any upfront cost. Instead the costs are added to the energy bill, and are paid for by the energy savings that are generated from their use. Repayments on the installation of energy efficiency measures must be less than the expected savings on the energy bill. This is known as the Golden Rule.
Getting a Green Deal involves a three step process:
1. An independent assessment of the property
2. Customising and agreeing to a Green Deal plan
3. Installation of energy efficiency improvements
The Green Deal is an exciting business opportunity for anybody working in any of the followings trades:
- Plumbing & Heating
- Renewable Technologies
- Energy Assessment
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