What is Green Deal? How will it affect you? What are the latest developments in policy? When does it start? Will BRE be involved?
Green Deal is a new policy initiative being led by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). It is a framework to enable private firms to offer consumers energy efficient improvements to their homes, community spaces and businesses at no up front cost and to recoup payments through a charge in instalments on the energy bill.
The Green Deal is due to be launched in October 2012 and represents a significant opportunity for many already operating in the industry sector. Over the next 12 months, development of Green Deal policy, National Occupational Standards (NOS), Green Deal Training courses, Installer and Green Deal Advisor Certification Scheme Standards will all be completed.
This portal has been designed to keep interested parties up to date with information as and when it becomes available.
*BRE has been accepted onto Green Deal Accreditation pilot by UKAS. Read on (11 Oct 2011) *
The Green Deal Advice Report in the domestic sector consists of an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and a new Occupancy Assessment. The Occupancy Assessment is being developed by BRE on behalf of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). The Website www.gdsap.org.uk is intended to support the development of the Occupancy Assessment and contains a beta version of the software & methodology.
The website www.gdtool.bre.co.uk provides access to a pilot version of the government's Green Deal tool for Non-Domestic buildings.