The Scottish Green Homes Cashback scheme gets £1m worth of extra funding

Scotland’s Green Homes Cashback scheme has just been extended to cover social housing, following a grant from the Scottish government amounting to 1 million pounds, a news report has revealed.

Launched in 2012 and managed by the Energy Saving Trust, the scheme gives homeowners cash to make green home improvements such as insulation, new boilers, better window glazing, low energy lighting and new heating controls.

Under this program, up to £1,200 have been made available for each home, with grants given out on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, on the codition that all installations must be completed by the end of March 2014.

Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said: “Fuel poverty is an absolute scandal in an energy rich country like Scotland. It is our belief that everyone in Scotland should live in a warm and safe home that doesn’t cost the earth to heat.”

“The extension of the Green Homes Cashback scheme will give local authorities and housing associations the means to help their tenants combat rising energy bills, which are a huge concern for this government.”

The HeatingSave building energy management system is 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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