The Green Deal, the Government’s plan to help improve UK carbon emissions in both domestic and commercial properties, has been given the go ahead to begin by the Government.
The legal framework for the plan is in place, which allows Green Deal providers, assessors and installers to become authorised, display the Green Deal Quality mark and put the systems in place to deliver the plan to consumers.
Green Deal finance plans will be in place for consumers from January 28, 2013, at which time Green Deal providers will be able to offer plans to consumers for energy-efficient heating measures.
Under the ambitious plan, the Government aims to give consumers new ways of funding home improvements through their fuel bills, without adding to the monthly cost of heating their home and business. It is estimated it will provide up to 60,000 jobs in the installation sector alone by 2015.
The scheme aims to provide finance plans which will enable consumers to pay back the cost of improvements out of the savings they make from having more energy efficient homes or businesses.
Among the energy efficient measures that will be available under the Green Deal are cavity wall insulation, loft insulation, solar panels, upgrading boilers and double glazing. For more information, visit http://www.greendeal4manchester.co.uk/