Green Deal – A New Way to Pay for Energy Efficiency Improvements
The Green Deal is a Government funded project which provides finance to enable home owners and landlords to install energy efficiency and energy generation measures.
This money is paid (with interest) back through electricity bills - repayments should be no more than the amount the typical bill payer will save as a result of these improvements, although this will depend on energy use and the future cost of electricity)
Residents living in older properties and those on low incomes may qualify for financial assistance - see the ECO leaflet below
You may be also able to claim back money from the Government if you make energy saving improvements to your home under the Green Deal - funding is limited and cash back will be given on a first come first served basis - see the Cashback leaflet below
What has the Council done so far?
The Council received funding to promote the Green Deal to homeowners and private tenants* in the Borough up until the end of March. Over 500 residents took advantage of this scheme and had a visit from a representative explaining how the Green Deal works.
This central government funding had to be spent by the end of March so we are unfortunately no longer able to offer visits or free Green Deal Assessments.
The Green Deal is still available but the Council will not be promoting the scheme in the same way. For more information please read the leaflets below or visit the Energy Saving Trust and Gov.uk websites.
* Social Housing tenants with concerns about the energy efficiency of their homes should contact their housing provider
Visit the Energy Savings Trust and Gov.uk websites
Use the links below to visit the Green Deal pages
Reading Borough Council does not necessarily endorse or recommend any of the links or services below. Please note: when you follow these links you will leave this site.
|energysavingtrust.org.uk||Energy Savings Trust: Green Deal
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