Green Deal - Recent News and Updates
Green Deal launches today, Monday January 28th 2013
Today’s launch of Green Deal represents a huge step forward for our industry, over the past couple of years BRE has been working closely with DECC, Gemserv and other stakeholders to ensure that we all see Green Deal become the success we all aspire it to be. Today's press release from DECC promotes their new campaign "Hate rising energy costs? Green Deal With It." You can read the press release here along with two accompanying advertisements which are available to download as PDFs.
We wish to congratulate the existing Green Deal Assessor Service organisations who have already achieved Certification with BRE Global, who are all now well placed to capitalise on this new market opportunity. For organisations still wishing to enter the Green Deal Assessor market we are well placed as one of the leading Training and Certification Bodies to be able to help you, please ensure that you contact my team and I below.
Certification achieved through BRE Global is both rigorous and robust. Knowing that your business has met the challenge and demonstrated excellence will provide you (and your clients) with renewed confidence. Find out more about Green Deal Certification with BRE here. Through BRE Training, we provide Green Deal Advisor qualifications and related energy assessor training.
Useful links and documents:
- Overview of BRE's Green Deal services
- List of BRE Certified Green Deal Advisor Service Organisations
- Green Deal Code of Practice v2 (25/01/2012) summary of changes document
- Specification for Organisations providing the Green Deal Advice Service (24/12/2012)
£125m Green Deal cashback scheme opens - 14 January 2013
News from DECC:
"Energy saving has never been so attractive" - that’s the message from Edward Davey today as he announced the Green Deal Cashback Scheme is open, with hundreds of pounds of cash available to householders in England and Wales who make energy saving home improvements.
Householders who use the Green Deal to make improvements such as loft insulation, solid wall insulation and new heating systems will qualify. Packages could be worth over £1,000.
The more work households decide to have done, the more cash they could receive. To qualify for the Cashback Scheme, households need to book a Green Deal property assessment so they are then ready to have improvements installed under the Green Deal from 28 January and get their cashback.