What Is The Green Deal?The Green Deal is a package of funding, loan systems and industrystandards that the government has developed, all aimed at makingenergy saving in the home and work easier for everyone.Step 1: AssessmentStep 2: FinanceStep 3: InstallationStep 4: Repayment
Step 1: AssessmentGreen Deal Assessor does an EPC & Occupancy Assessment on aproperty & produces a Green Deal Advice Report (GDAR). Assessoris independent of installers.Measures recommended must meet the Golden Rule:‘Savings made must be more than the cost of the work’The GDAR is portable & canbe given to any Green DealProvider...Properties will be givenbehavioural advice.
Step 2: FinanceThe bill payer talks to a Green Deal Provider who provides details on:1. Cost of the measures2. Finance (cost, interest rates, warranties, early repaymentcharges)3. Available funding – you can add your ownIt looks like loans will be around 7.5% APRGreen Deal Finance is attached to the property’s electricity meterso when the resident moves out the charge stays with the propertyUp to 25 years if required
Step 3: InstallationThe Green Deal Provider uses an authorised Green Deal Installer toinstall the agreed energy saving measures.Once work has finished a newEPC is created to show the newenergy rating.
Step 3: RepaymentsThe Green Deal repayments will appear on the electricity bill as aseparate charge.The frequency at which the bill-payer receives the electricity billdoesn’t change.If the residents change how they use energyin their home once the Green Deal work hasfinished then there is a chance that theymay end up paying more instead of savingmoney.
MeasuresEnergy Efficiency:•Insulation – cavity wall, external & internal wall, hot watercylinder, roof, room in roof, loft rafter, loft hatch•Draught proofing•High thermal performance external doors•Energy efficiency glazingHeating upgrades:•Cylinder thermostats & heating controls•Storage heaters & heat recovery devices•Efficient gas & oil boilers, warm air & under floor heating
Measures cont.Microgeneration:•Biomass boilers & biomass room heater•Heat pumps•Micro CHP•Micro-wind generation•Solar photovoltaics & Solar water heatingOther:•Lighting fittings & controls•Waste water heat recovery•Devices attached to showers
Implications for MuseumsCommercial Green Deal- Museums could make energy improvements- No upfront costs – spread over 1 to 25 years- Works well when owner/occupied- Improve internal comfort for staff/volunteersDomestic Green Deal-Community organisations being encouraged to partake- Raise awareness amongst staff and volunteers- Save energy at home, save in the workplace- Some providers may pay referral fees