What is Green Deal?
Green Deal is the Governments new flagship policy on energy
efficiency. It is due to launch in October 2012 and is designed to
allow home holders and businesses the opportunity to improve the
energy performance of their properties by installing energy
efficiency measures at no up front costs.
Under the Green Deal both domestic and non domestic
properties can apply for a low cost loan to fund energy efficiency
improvements. The loan is repaid over time through your electricity
bill on a 'pay as you save' basis. The cost of the repayments
should be covered by a reduction in the energy costs resulting from
the energy efficiency improvements, ensuring there is no increase
to your annual energy bills. This is themed the 'Golden Rule'.
What if I move house?
The Green Deal agreement stays with the property, so if you move
out the new occupant will take on the repayments through their
energy bills, whilst also benefiting from a more energy efficient
How will Green Deal work?
This is how we expect Green Deal to work in the future:
- A Green Deal provider will send a surveyor to your home
- The surveyor will recommend energy efficiency improvements
- You choose which measures you want installed
- An accredited Green Deal provider notifies your energy company
who add a charge to your energy bill
- The costs of the new measures are paid off over the agreed
- Your energy bill should not increase
What improvements are included under Green Deal?
Examples of the types of energy saving measures under the Green
Deal include loft and cavity wall insulation, solid wall
insulation, double-glazing, new efficient central heating systems,
renewable technologies such as air source heat pumps and solar PV
Who will provide Green Deal?
Green Deal providers are likely to be familiar high street
retailers, supermarket chains, energy suppliers and some
For more information on the Green Deal please visit the
Department of Energy and Climate
Last Updated - 24/07/2012