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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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Data submission continues to hamper ECO

A recent OFGEM report shows that incorrect data submitted for ECO jobs is still one of the biggest issues hampering its progress. As the chart opposite shows, 81,691 out of 115,723 jobs have not yet been approved, that’s a whopping 70% of all ECO jobs and funding  submitted, with many Installers left out of pocket….

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Latest Stats on Green Deal

The current figures for the Green Deal “participants” is as follows:- Green Deal Providers (approved) = 105 Green Deal Providers (operational) = 13 Installers (all Measures)  =1961 Installers (gas condensing boilers) 1009 Assessors = 307 figures relating to Green Deal and ECO:- 58,124 GD Assessments were lodged up to the end of July. There were…

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What Next With Green Deal?

Green Deal will soon have been operational for a year and yet has delivered next to nothing in real terms, it matters not how DECC and the ORB try and put a positive spin on the Green Deal, the fact is we all know it is “smoke and mirrors” yes there may be 105 Green…

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Green Deal Installer Accreditation

So the Green Deal is up and running with the cashback scheme launched on the 14th January 2013, Green Deal Plans can be signed off on from the 28th January. ECO work is already being undertaken and if you check out the Green Deal ORB website you can see there is somewhat of a lack…

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QMSA Green Deal System Licence extension announced

With Green Deal approaching, hundreds of businesses have signed up to our online management system and become Green Deal registered. The annual licence for the system is £299 + VAT, but we realise though that no Green Deal activity can take place for installers until the full launch of the scheme, which is supposed to…

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Green Deal Assessments Delayed by Computer Software

Since the soft launch of the Green Deal in October 2012, there has been a lot of interest from the public, with many wanting their properties assessed before January in time for the availability of Green Deal loans and the govt’s Green Deal cashback scheme  – a property must be fully assessed before agreeing Green…

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Green Deal is Coming

Green Deal…love it or hate it, its coming soon,  maybe not as soon as stated but it will be with us in full swing some time in 2013. As an installer it would not be surprising to hear that you might be confused or unsure about Green Deal and whether you should throw time, money…

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How to Become a Green Deal Installer

In order to become a Green Deal Installer your business need to meet the requirements which DECC (Government body) have set out in the Green Deal installer standards, PAS2030. This is assessed by Green Deal Certification Bodies who will come out to visit your business and once successful will add you onto the Green Deal…

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