About the Green Deal
The Green Deal is a government scheme launched to help you pay for energy saving home improvement measures. You can benefit from loft, cavity or solid wall insulation, double glazing, a new boiler and ‘micro-generation’ systems i.e. solar panels with Green Deal Finance. The golden rule is that scheme is cost neutral, the installations are funded by the savings made on your electricity bills, and therefore your bills will not be any higher than usual.
Thrift Energy has managed to save an estimated £1,000,000 per year off fuels bill across 1000s of different homes.
DECC have allocated 560million into this scheme over the next 3 years with an additional £100 million being added imminently.
The ‘Green Deal Home Improvement Fund’ was launched on the June 6th 2014 by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to incentivise homeowner and landlords to take up a Green Deal Plan or improve the efficiency of their homes. DECC have allocated 560million into this scheme over the next 3 years with an additional £100 million being added imminently.
Phase 1 of the funding, £120 million, was allocated within the first 6 weeks of launch helping thousands of landlords and homeowners nationally and was a major step in tackling fuel poverty in the UK. This allowed successful applicants up to £7500 cash back across all Green Deal measures. With the use of this scheme and Thrift Energy’s hard work during this first phase we have managed to save an estimated £70000 per year off fuels bill across 140 different homes as well as improving people’s health and reducing the UK’s carbon foot print. Phase 2 is set to be released in November 2014.
To qualify for Green Deal or GDHIF properties undergo domestic energy and Green Deal assessment from our team of approved and experienced assessors. The production of an Energy Performance Certificate and Green Deal Advice Report a by a qualified assessor gives us direct access to funding applications and is a free-of-charge service that we provide for serious applicants.
You do not have to take out Green Deal Finance to benefit from the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund.