Green Deal has a positive effect on the adoption of energy efficiency measures, DECC claims

Around 56% of all the households who’ve successfully completed a Green Deal assessment have also implemented at least one energy efficiency measure, the latest figures from the DECC (Department for Energy and Climate Change) have revealed.

According to a media news report on this matter, a new survey of 500 homes that had an assessment also found that a further 6% are in the process of having an energy-saving measure installed, while in the same time 19% said they plan to have something installed.

The market study, which was conducted between 1st April and 30th June this year, also considers the multiple schemes consumers use for payment, some of which are supported through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). Other home owners, however, are using savings or their regular income.

DECC, however, insists an increasing number of households plan to use Green Deal finance as nearly a quarter of those planning to install energy efficiency measures said they would.

The new research also showed out of those who had the Green Deal assessments, 78% said it was very useful, 82% had confidence in the recommendations made by their assessor while 72% said they would recommend it to family and friends.

Energy Secretary Ed Davey said: “Green Deal assessments are proving to be extremely valuable and are leading to householders investing in energy saving measures. Some people are using Green Deal finance; others are paying in different ways. And of course people should do whatever works best for them.

“The Green Deal is a completely new, ambitious and long-term programme. It’s still early days but the results from this latest research really underline that people want to take action to make their homes warmer and more efficient and to keep their bills down.”

HeatingSave is also approved to work and save fuel within the Energy Technology List, which is managed by the Carbon Trust on behalf of the Government. It is also approved by the Department of Energy & Climate Change and the Energy Savings Trust and was specified by the Building Research Establishment for the energy efficient homes retro-fit program, called The Greenhouse Project.

Last, but certainly not least, it’s important to mention that HeatingSave is a component part of the Government’s Green Deal program.

If you’d like to find out more about HeatingSave’s accreditations, just visit the dedicated section on our website, and for any other information, just get in touch with our dedicated product team.

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