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Update (24 July 2015) The UK Government has decided to stop funding the Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC). The GDFC was set up to lend money to Green Deal providers.
If you're a consumer:
You won't be affected if your Green Deal improvements have already been made and you're making repayments through your electricity bill. Your Green Deal provider will still be responsible for any warranties or maintenance specified in your contract with them. Contact your provider if you're in the process of arranging energy efficient improvements to your property through the Green Deal.
Contact Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 for other advice on energy efficient improvements you can make to your home.
If you're a provider:
Contact the GDFC to check the status of funding plans.
If you're an installer:
Contact the Green Deal provider you're working with for an update on the status of any planned installations.
If you're an assessor:
The Green Deal assessment framework is still open, and consumers can still purchase Green Deal assessments.
Through the Green Deal you can pay for energy-efficient home improvements through savings on your energy bills. Interested? Please find more information below to help.
The Green Deal is an innovative financing mechanism that lets people pay for energy-efficiency improvements through savings on their energy bills.
Green Deal launched in January 2013 and applies to both the domestic and non-domestic sectors.
The government has appointed a Green Deal Oversight and Registration Body. Part of their role is to register the organisations that are approved to deliver the Green Deal – Advisors, Providers and Installers. To find an assessor in your area, visit Green Deal energy saving for your home or business.
The Green Deal process has five stages:
We recommend that you seek independent and impartial advice at the outset. Home Energy Scotland can provide this, free of charge. Simply call on 0808 808 2282 or request a call back.
A Green Deal assessment is carried out in your home or business premises by a Green Deal Advisor or Assessor. They will:
They will also provide standardised impartial advice including a fabric assessment and other potential energy saving advice, include behavioural advice. There will generally be a charge for the assessment. You may have to pay this up front, or you may be able to pay it off over time as part of the finance package.
The first step to getting a Green Deal is to have an assessment carried out on your property. You can search for Assessor and Provider companies operating in your area by visiting the Government's Green Deal pages or the consumer search pages, or you can phone Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282.
There are 45 measures or areas of home improvement approved to receive funding under the Green Deal, covering:
For the non-domestic sector, lighting, mechanical ventilation and heat recovery measures can also be covered. More areas may be added as technology develops.
Find out what financial support can be combined with the Green Deal by calling our advisors at Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282. Calls are free from landlines and most mobiles.
In Scotland, you can get more information by calling Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282. You can also download our PDF with Green Deal FAQs.