Green Deal scheme to become “more straightforward and less time-consuming”
The Government plans to implement a set of measures designed to streamline the Green Deal scheme, making it a lot faster and easier to access, a news release by the DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change) has recently revealed.
The proposed changes are designed to boost take up of energy efficiency measures and to cut costs for the supply chain, while still ensuring that consumers are properly protected and can rely on work done under the Green Deal Quality Mark.
Some of the measures mentioned by the DECC include introducing a new on-line tool that will give consumers straightforward advice on the steps they can take to improve the energy efficiency of their homes, as well as improving the Green Deal Advice Report that gives householders important information on what an assessment is telling them, making it clearer and easier to understand.
Furthermore, the DECC plans to make things easier for companies involved in the Green Deal process as well, by opening up access to Energy Performance Certificate data, so that companies can more easily identify properties which will benefit most from energy efficiency improvements and adding more measures to the list of those that can be supported under the Green Deal, and allowing more flexibility over the exact specification to which companies install.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change also promised to work with the Green Deal Finance Company to make sure the finance offer gives customers what they need by offering customers the opportunity, if they choose, to move from quote to a Green Deal Plan in a single day, and also seeking Parliament’s approval to change legislation to make it clearer that landlords and tenants can benefit from the Green Deal and encouraging industry to offer finance in the rented sector.
Building Energy Management Systems are capable of delivering extensive monitoring and control options, compared to basic controls. They typically employ data from a variety of sources (boiler flow and return sensors, internal and external temperature sensors, occupancy sensors, humidity sensors, etc.), and enable the perfect optimization of a building’s boiler-based central heating system.
HeatingSave is also approved to work and save fuel within the Energy Technology List, which is managed by the Carbon Trust on behalf of the Government. It is also approved by the Department of Energy & Climate Change and the Energy Savings Trust and was specified by the Building Research Establishment for the energy efficient homes retro-fit program, called The Greenhouse Project.
Last, but certainly not least, it’s important to mention that HeatingSave is a component part of the Government’s Green Deal program.
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