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New "Green Deal" Initiative

Next year sees the introduction of the "Green Deal", a hugely exciting government initiative to encourage a greener more efficient home.

How the Green Deal works

You can make energy-saving improvements to your home or business without having to pay all the costs up front through the Green Deal.

Energy-saving improvements include:

  • insulation - eg loft or cavity wall insulation
  • heating
  • draught-proofing
  • double glazing
  • renewable energy technologies - eg solar panels or wind turbines

Getting involved

  1. Get an assessment of your property - this will tell you what improvements you can make and estimate how much you could save on your energy bills.

  2. Choose a Green Deal provider to carry out the work. You discuss with them what work you want done and whether the Green Deal is right for you.

  3. If you go ahead with the improvements you must sign your Green Deal Plan - this is a contract between you and the provider stating what work will be done and how much it will cost. The provider will then arrange for a Green Deal installer to do the work.

  4. Once the work is done, youíll pay off the money in instalments through your electricity bill

You can get an assessment now, but work canít start until 28 January 2013.

If youíre a landlord, you must get your tenantís permission before you sign up, and if youíre a tenant you must get your landlordís permission to sign up - this also applies to social housing.

The following link to the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) website gives more detailed information.

http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/tackling/green_deal/green_deal.aspx

This along with many other services will be explained through our 2013 YouTube channel where we will also answer questions YOU can send in.

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