How Does the Green Deal Impact Cheshire?

Explaining the Green Deal and what it really means for people in Cheshire East and surrounding areas

Britain has some of the oldest and therefore most inefficient housing stock in Europe, resulting in some homeowners paying a higher price for running their homes than they need to ? this inefficiency also costs the planet in terms of higher CO2 emissions.

The Green Deal has been launched by the Government to help people to heat and light their homes more efficiently and affordably ? and therefore to meet their objectives of reducing emission reduction targets.

The Green DealThe Green Deal in a Nutshell

The GOLDEN RULE of the Green Deal ensures that the savings associated with any measures taken must also exceed the costs of installation. In short you will always save more than you spend.

The Green Deal has been designed to help finance the installation of a broad range of improvements from simple insulation through to the installation of a wide range of micro-generation technologies.

Crucially, the Green Deal arrangement applies to the House and not to the individual. This means if you move home, the new owner who benefits from the measures undertaken will also pick up responsibility for the repayments.

The Green Deal In Practice

Homeowners will first receive a visit from an accredited Green Deal assessor who will survey the property and how it is used.

The assessor will identify any improvements that will improve the efficiency of the property, but also deliver a benefit which will exceed the costs of installation.

The customer is then free to choose which accredited Green Deal installers they wish to quote for the works.

The costs will then be recovered by installments applied to the properties electricity bills over a period of up to 25 years, but the repayments will be matched to the savings generated from the improvements so will not add to the households monthly costs.

Contact me

Charlie HollandIf you would like advice on the complete range of renewable energy solutions for your next project, or like us to hold an open discussion or seminar with your architects to explain more about how renewable energy generation can help achieve the code for sustainable homes requirements please visit the Cheshire East regional page or call me (Charles) on 0161 917 2715 or mobile 07734 973450 or email me at I?d be delighted to help you.

James Eades

By: James Eades

Operations Director, James Eades is EnergyMyWay's in-house expert on renewable energy policy, microgeneration technologies and best practice in the renewable energy industry.