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Green Deal Initiative

What is the Green Deal Initiative?   The Green Deal initiative is a government initiative that is designed to help business and home owners to install more energy-efficient appliances in their properties with no up-front charges. Britain has ambitious targets for cutting carbon emissions and the Green Deal is an important contribution to meeting these…

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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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Gov Green Deal

The Green Deal is a scheme that can help you make energy-saving improvements to your home or business, for example: • Insulation – e.g. solid wall, cavity wall or loft insulation • Heating • Draught-proofing • Double glazing • Renewable energy generation – e.g. solar panels or heat pumps The Green Deal was designed to…

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Green Deal

According to the government’s own opinion poll, the flagship energy efficiency scheme failed to change the attitude of British bill-payers despite concern over rising bills. It found 28% of people were putting a lot of thought into saving energy at home; the same results as 2012. The poll found that 84% of people are showing…

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Green Deals

The number of Green Deals completed remains below expectations. If Labour wins the 2015 election, it is to scrap the government’s energy efficiency scheme after dismissing the green deal as “failing” and its progress as “woefully inadequate”. Caroline Flint, Shadow Energy Secretary said, “It was meant to be the biggest home improvement programme since World…

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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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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 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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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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Heat Pumps and Permitted Development

As many will be aware it took a long time for the powers to be to decide on the requirements for installing Heat pumps and micro-wind without the need to submit full plans and gain planning consent prior to installation. Permitted development rights Permitted development rights (PDR) are now agreed and MCS020 has been produced…

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Green Deal Cashback

So DECC have announced the launch of the Green Deal Cashback scheme from today 14th January 2013 householders will be able to apply for the cashback which could be over £1000 depending on the amount of work being financed through the Green Deal. The total money available is £125m though the rates quoted are only…

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