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DECC Green Deal

Information on The DECC Green Deal What is this DECC Green Deal that we keep hearing about? Well… The Green Deal is a government-backed initiative that has been designed to help property owners, domestic and industrial, to have eco-friendly upgrades installed in their properties with no charge. The idea is simple; install new green technology into your…

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Affordable Warmth Scheme

What exactly is the Affordable Warmth Scheme?   The Affordable Warmth Scheme is one of the targets set by The Energy Companies Obligation. They make it a legal requirement for energy companies to assist in helping either low income households or those on specific benefits by improving the efficiency of energy. The Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation…

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Affordable Warmth

The Importance of Affordable Warmth We are all becoming increasingly aware of the cost of energy for heating our homes. Fuel poverty is a critical and ever-lasting concern for the vulnerable members of the public who desperately require affordable warmth. With weather turning colder and energy companies hiking up their prices, affordable warmth is high…

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Energy Companies Obligation

The Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) The Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) was introduced in January 2013 to reduce the consumption of energy and support people living in fuel poverty in the UK. This is done by funding home energy efficiency improvements with around £1.3 billion a year. On December 4th 2012 Parliament passed the Electricity and…

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Gov UK Green Deal

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is inviting local authorities to come forward with ambitious and innovative street/area based proposals for funding. These proposals should aim to deliver Green Deal plans to as many households as possible. DECC funding can also be used to support households who choose to self-finance measures. Such proposals…

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Greendeal

The GreenDeal is a scheme formed by the Government which aims to improve energy efficiency for homes and other properties such as businesses in the UK. Targets can be achieved by installing heating and ventilation, building fabric, lighting improvements, water heating and micro generation. The scheme will enable consumers to have such things installed without…

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Government Green Deals 2013

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced that it will be introducing measures to make Participating in the Green Deal scheme more straight-forward and less time consuming for customers. The government has also announced cuts to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme – an insulation scheme delivered by the major energy suppliers –…

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QMSA Installer Cloud approved by the NICEIC for use in its fast track certification process

QMSA Ltd are pleased to announce that their Installer cloud Quality Management System (QMS) for Green Deal and ECO has been formerly approved by the NICEIC as meeting its pre-approval requirements for use in its Green Deal Approval and certification process including its “fast track” Green Deal approval process. Andy Flook commented “We are pleased…

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Enertia Network Route to Funding and Vallidation Under ECO

Having been involved for over 2 years in delivering solutions for Green Deal and ECO at all levels within the process from Installer, to Advisor, Provider to GDAO we have found the biggest barrier now presenting itself is access to not only ECO funding but a process that means the installer will actually get paid…

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More Energy Price Rises on the way

A strange day indeed with DECC making the following announcement:- “The UK is on track to reduce emissions by 34% by 2020 as a result of Government reforms to move to a low-carbon economy. Secretary of State, Edward Davey, today set out the Government’s assessment of progress made in reducing emissions across each sector of…

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£400 Green Deal Cashback and Interest Free Loans!

It has to be said that the Scottish Government seem to have a much better handle on what works and ensuring incentives are attractive to installers and consumers while actually achieving the desired outcome. DECC could learn a thing or two from the Scottish approach with a £400 cashback for boiler installs and a further…

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CO Alarms & Changes to the Scottish Building Regulations

The Scottish Building Regulations change on the 1st October 2013 and under Technical Handbook No 3 the installation of CO alarms for gas fired appliances has become a requirement whereas the English and Welsh Regulations (approved Document J) require them only for solid fuel appliances check out the more detailed blog by clicking here

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50 Shades of Green Deal No5

Another major concern from installers is:- Green Deal Providers will take my customers and offer Green Deal to them through their own contractor network.. Green deal providers have contractor ‘contracts’ laying down their rules of engagement, and it is unlikely that they would do this, however, choose your provider partner carefully. It is one of…

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50 Shades of Green Deal No4

As an installer a key requirement is timely payment and this question often gets raised:- If I install a boiler on a green deal next week, but the green deal plan Includes some insulation measures, I won’t get paid until that work has been done will I ? Reading guidance documents from DECC and gemserv…

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50 Shades of Green Deal No3

OK the landlord market has great potential to generate business but those with a social conscience might say:- Why should a tenant pay for a green deal when a landlord has an obligation to provide an adequately heated property anyway? This is a fair point, however, it is one thing to provide heat and light,…

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50 shades of Green Deal No2

I was told its actually impossible to sell your house with a green deal as solicitors and conveyancers won’t accept it. There have been concerns raised around this, but this is largely born out of misunderstanding and rumour. Much of the misunderstanding around industry is that it has been likened to the ‘rent a roof’…

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50 shades of Green Deal No1

There are lots of rumours and untruths circulating about Green Deal and also valid opinion which unfortunately is of a negative nature, in the series of Blogs over the coming days we will look to find a positive against some of the common comments we receive at our seminars and over the phone from installers….

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Green Deal Assessment Survey

So in the interests of balance and impartiality here we try and put a positive spin on the Green Deal Assessment Survey Wave 2 results in contrast to our previous blog post So from the 900 households approached to complete the survey questionnaire 55% (that’s over half) responded with 61% saying they completed a Green…

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Green Deal assessment survey from DECC Wave 2

QMSA Ltd have had a look at the figures provided  in the latest data from DECC from Wave 2 of the Green Deal assessment Survey… It is believed that Benjamin Disraeli once said “there are lies, damned lies and statistics” and it is true they can be used to make a point from a number…

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Green Deal Accreditation & The Data Protection Act

For all those who have gone or are going through their Green Deal accreditation it may be worth considering the following points The assessment is carried out by the certification body against the requirements of PAS2030 that is what the certifications bodies are accredited to under EN45011 PAS 2030 details requirements for record keeping such…

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