What is the Green Deal?
The Green Deal and the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund - or GDHIF which forms part of that initiative is a government backed scheme offering people in both England, Wales and Scotland incentives to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
Under the terms of the scheme each household could receive thousands of pounds in support funding to cover a range of energy efficient improvements.
The Golden Rule
Green Deal finance will only be available depending on the energy saving improvement you would like to make to your home and the amount of finance you require to do this meets the 'Golden Rule'. This states that the repayments on the finance should not be greater than the predicted savings the improvement makes to your household energy bills. This means that a Green Deal customer should not be out of pocket for the improvements and have a warmer, more energy efficient home.
Green Deal Measures
There are currently 45 improvements, or measures that qualify for Green Deal finance and the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) listed below. They are all energy saving improvements and include measures for both domestic and non-domestic properties (e.g. businesses premises or community buildings).
|Air Source Heat Pumps||Biomass Boilers|
|Biomass Heating (room heaters / biomass system with radiators)||Cavity Wall Insulation|
|Cavity Wall Insulation (hard-to-treat)||Chillers (i.e. water chillers in business premises)*|
|Cylinder Thermostats||Draught Proofing|
|Duct Insulation*||Energy Efficient Hot Water Showers*|
|Energy Efficient Hot Water Systems||Energy Efficient Hot Water Taps*|
|External Wall Insulation||Fan-assisted Replacement Storage Heaters|
|Flue Gas Heat Recovery Devices||Gas-fired Condensing Boilers|
|Ground Source Heat Pumps||Heating Controls|
|Heating ventilation and air-conditioning controls (including zoning controls)*||High performance external doors|
|Hot water controls (including timers and temperature control)*||Hot water cylinder insulation|
|Internal wall insulation||Lighting systems, fittings and controls|
|Loft, loft hatch and loft rafter insulation||Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery|
|Micro combined heat and power||Micro wind generation|
|Oil-fired condensing boilers||Pipe-work insulation*|
|Radiant heating*||Replacement glazing|
|Roof insulation||Room in roof insulation|
|Sealing improvements (including duct sealing)*||Secondary glazing|
|Solar blinds, shutters and shading devices*||Solar photovoltaics|
|Solar water heating||Transpired solar collectors*|
|Under-floor heating||Under-floor insulation|
|Variable speed drives for fans and pumps*||Warm-air units|
|Waste water heat recovery devices attached to showers||Water source heat pumps|
Government Quick Guides...How the Green Deal and Feed-in Tariffs work together (PDF)
What to Expect from your Green Deal Assessment (PDF)
FAQ's Genuine Green Deal Authorised Traders(PDF)
The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive - RHI (PDF)
Consumer Complaints (gov.uk)
Consumer Complaints (PDF)