Green deal assesments in Manchester

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The Green Deal Assessment - What to expect
Get help to keep your home warm with ECO
Moving into a home with a Green Deal
The Green Deal Post Assessment
Help for residential landlords
The Green Deal for social housing tenants
Green Deal consumer complaints
Energy saving tips
Feed-in Tariffs
Consumer Protection - A guide for domestic consumers
Green Deal finance examples
Deciding on the best energy saving home improvements
Powering the Nation - Report
Cashback for energy-saving home improvers
Affordable warmth stratergy for Salford
Prepayment Meters

Energy Performance Certificates

All domestic and commercial buildings in the UK available to buy or rent must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). If you own a home, getting an energy performance survey done could help you identify ways to save money on your energy bills.


The Green Deal

The Green Deal is the new government flagship scheme whereby homes and businesses can install energy efficiency measures in their property with no upfront cost. The Green Deal will enable many households and businesses to improve the energy efficiency of their properties so less energy is consumed and less money is wasted. The loan is repaid through the electricity bill with the assistance of new Green Deal finance plan and households should see their overall cost of energy reduce with a more efficient and better insulated home. A Green Deal Advisor will carry out an assessment to determine the energy efficient rating of the property and produce a Green Deal Advice Report with recommendations showing potential energy cost savings. The key principle, or golden rule, for accessing Green Deal finance is that the charge attached to the bill should not exceed the expected savings and the length of the payment period should not exceed the expected lifetime of the measures.


Green Deal Measures

Green Deal Measures

Green Deal Process

Green Deal Process Manchester Assessment
This is carried out in your home or business premises by a Green Energy Living Advisor, they will:
1 - use standardised software to identify what energy efficiency or microgeneration improvements you can make and what the financial savings would be
2 - outline how the payments will work
3 - identify which improvements are likely to be cost effective
4 - produce a Green Deal advice report outlining your options

Finance
Once the Green Deal Advisor has given you your report, you can take it to one or more Green Deal Providers who can arrange and fund the improvements. If you decide to take up a Green Deal offer you will then sign a Green Deal Plan, which is a contract between you and the Green Deal Provider. Green Energy Living have knowledge of all the stages of the Green Deal process and are always happy to help the customer through their Green Deal Journey.

Installation
The Green Deal Provider will arrange for a Green Deal installer to come and carry out the work you have agreed to. The installer will be PAS 2030 accredited to ensure they meet the standards set out for the Green Deal.

Repayment
You pay back the cost of the improvements over time through your electricity bill. Your electricity supplier will pass your payments on to your Green Deal Provider. The amount you pay back will be no more than a typical household will save on heating bills, so you are likely to be better off overall from day one.

Although the cost of the improvements is repaid, this is not a conventional personal loan as the charge is attached to the electricity meter in your house and paid back through your electricity bill. If you move out, the new occupant will pick up the charge while also benefiting from a more energy-efficient property.

Interest will be charged on these payments, a full schedule of all the payments is agreed before you sign up to the plan. It is up to the Green Deal Providers to decide on the interest rate, so it will be worth shopping around to find the best deal. You will be able to pay off the plan early if you choose, though the Provider may charge a fee for this.

Cashback

The Green Deal Cashback Scheme is a first-come, first-served offer where householders can claim cash back from Government on energy saving improvements like insulation, front doors, windows and boilers. Packages could be worth over £1000 – the more you do, the more you get. Available from 28 January 2013 for households in England and Wales.
To qualify for the Cashback householders must:
  • have a Green Deal assessment carried out on the property
  • get and agree quotes from a Green Deal Provider (this could be directly with a national brand or through a local tradesperson linked with a Provider)
  • apply for Cashback voucher online or by phone. To make things easier some Providers will be able to apply on behalf of their customers
  • receive voucher confirming the Cashback
  • complete works within specified period
  • redeem voucher, along with evidence of works completed, for Cashback.
Householders can fund the works through the Green Deal or through self funding and can still access the Green Deal Cashback scheme.

The Energy Act 2011 and associated legislation establishes a new framework for energy efficiency, through the introduction of the Green Deal. The Green Deal is a market-led framework designed to assist individuals and businesses to make energy efficiency improvements to buildings at little upfront cost. Costs will be recouped through energy bills and with the assistance of new Green Deal finance mechanisms.

ECO

ECO is the Energy Company Obligation is a new energy efficiency scheme that works alongside the green deal and has a value of £1.6 billion per year and places obligations on larger energy suppliers to deliver energy efficiency measures to domestic energy users accessed by certain the ECO is the new scheme that reaplaces the old familiar schemes know as The Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) and Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP). ECO is intended to work alongside the Green Deal to provide additional support to households, with a particular focus on vulnerable consumer groups and hard-to-treat homes. The Government anticipates that ECO will assist in the reduction of carbon emissions lower energy bills and alleviate fuel poverty for vulnerable households.

ECO is broken down into 3 areas;
  1. Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation (CERO): promotes the installation of solid wall and hard-to-treat cavity wall insulation alongside packages identified through the green deal advice report
  2. Carbon Savings Community Obligation (CSCO): promotes the installation of insulating measures and connections to district heating systems in areas of low income and rural areas
  3. Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO): Commonly known as Affordable Warmth, promotes the installation of measures, including the repair and replacement of boilers, to homes in receipt of certain benefits, to reduce the overall cost of space heating
To find out more on ECO funding or to arrange a Green Deal Assessment
please call us on 0161 247 8260 or alternatively email info@greenenergyliving.org.uk

ECO Measures

Eco Measures Green Deals Manchester

Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

The Renewable Heat Incentive is a new government scheme that rewards households and business through cash incentives to use renewable heat technology to heat their home or business property. The domestic RHI will start to accept applications in spring 2014 and will be regulated by Ofgem and can offer significant returns on investment.

For those who have installed a renewable heating system before the launch of the scheme in Spring 2014 and since 15 July 2009 (legacy applications), the date they can submit their application may not be from when the scheme first opens and will be phased over time. Further details on the phasing will be provided by Ofgem prior to launch. The financial support will be paid at a set rate per unit of renewable heat produced (kilowatt hour or kWh), for seven years, to the owner of the heating system. The scheme will support air source heat pumps (ASHP), biomass systems, ground source heat pumps (GSHP) and solar thermal technologies. The support rates will vary depending on the technology installed.

RHI Domestic Tarriff
Technology ASHP GSHP Biomass Boilers Solar Thermal Panels
Tarriff 7.3p/kWh 18.8p/kWh 12.2p/kWh at least 19.2p/kWh

To find out more on RHI funding or to arrange a Green Deal Assessment
please call us on 0161 247 8260 or alternatively email info@greenenergyliving.org.uk


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