The Green Deal is the biggest home energy programme of modern times to help the UK to become more energy efficient in order to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to dangerous climate change and has already committed to achieving a 34% reduction in carbon emissions (compared to 1990 levels) by 2020.
To achieve these targets, the Government has set legally-binding carbon budgets across all sectors of the UK economy including our homes, communities and workplaces; this is also known as the Climate Change Act 2008.
Reducing the demand for energy and eliminating wasted energy is one of the most cost effective ways of reducing carbon emissions.
To do this we all need to make our homes, communities and workplaces more energy efficient and we need to look for lower carbon sources of heat, power and lighting.
How We Aim To Do This
At a local level, the Green Deal will enable many households and businesses to improve the energy efficiency of their properties so less energy is consumed and less money is wasted. The key focus of the new energy company obligation – or “ECO” will be on those householders who cannot achieve significant energy savings without an additional or different measure of support.
An example: this includes vulnerable and low-income households and those living in harder to treat properties, such as solid walled properties. A quarter of the UK’s carbon emissions comes from the energy used in homes and a similar amount comes from our businesses, industry and workplaces.
At a national level, the UK needs to become more energy efficient to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, which risk dangerous climate change.
A list of possible Green Deal measures that can be installed for free under the Green Deal Scheme listed below.
- Condensing boilers
- Heating controls
- Under-floor heating
- Heat recovery systems
- Mechanical ventilation (non-dom)
- Flue gas recovery devices
- Cavity wall insulation
- Loft insulation
- Flat roof insulation
- Internal wall insulation
- External wall insulation
- Draught proofing
- Floor insulation
- Heating system insulation (cylinder, pipes)
- Lighting fittings
- Lighting controls
- Innovative hot water systems
- Water efficient taps and showers
- Ground and air source heat pumps
- Solar thermal
- Solar PV
- Biomass boilers
- Energy Efficient Glazing and Doors