What is the Green Deal?
The Green Deal has been introduced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change to help consumers and companies reduce their energy consumption through the installation of energy efficiency measures on existing buildings.
A Green Deal plan allows for the installation of energy efficiency measures without any upfront cost. Instead the costs are added to the energy bill, and are paid for by the energy savings that are generated from their use. Repayments on the installation of energy efficiency measures must be less than the expected savings on the energy bill. This is known as the Golden Rule.
Savings on Energy Bill – Cost of Repayments = Total Savings
(Must be positive to meet Golden Rule)
- The assessment of a property must be certified by a Green Deal Advisor.
- The installation of energy efficiency measures must be undertaken by a certified Green Deal Installer.
How NICEIC can help
NICEIC are a certification body who have and continue to assess the competence of hundreds of tradespeople to operate within the Green Deal.
The Green Deal requires certified Green Deal Advisors and Green Deal Installers to deliver the assessment and installation of a Green Deal Plan respectively.
The purpose of certification is to provide assurance to customers and industry that the quality of work is high and that assessments are impartial and installations are safe.