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Green Deal: Government Response to the Consultation

Posted on: 2012-06-14 10:36:00

The Green Deal consultation invited views from November 2011 to January 2012 on all aspects of the new home improvement initiative. There were over 600 written responses and the Government has reviewed their policy accordingly. This article looks at the next steps and additional measures under the PAS 2030.

Green Deal is still on course for October 2012 – the Government is to lay the secondary legislation in Parliament very soon.  A number of initiatives are being set up to prepare the industry for the Green Deal to complement work so far. 

A ‘Green Deal Register’ will open in August 2012 by the Registration and Oversight Body (the Green Deal Oversight body). Accredited certification bodies can then apply for authorisation and when authorised, the assessors and installers they have certified will be added on the Green Deal Register of Green Deal authorised persons.

Amendments have been made to the list of Green Deal qualifying improvements. A further 15 by have been added based on whether the measure has measurable energy efficiency savings and, whether it is modelled in the Green Deal assessment tool SBEM and therefore recommendable during an assessment process.  The additional measures are:

  1. Duct insulation
  2. Hot water showers (efficient)
  3. Hot water systems (efficient)
  4. Hot water taps (efficient)
  5. Heating ventilation and air-conditioning controls (including zoning controls) (non-domestic)
  6. Hot water controls (including timers and temperature control)
  7. Roof lights, lamps and luminaires
  8. Pipe-work insulation
  9. Chillers
  10. Radiant heating
  11. Sealing improvements (including duct sealing)
  12. Solar blinds, shutters and shading devices
  13. Transpired solar collectors
  14. Variable speed drives for fans and pumps
  15. Water source heat pumps

In addition, the Government has stated that further ‘Green Dealable’ technology may be added in the future:

  1. District Heating
  2. Voltage optimisation and management
  3. Water saving measures

The Green Deal Manager, a fast track web based tool for installers to be certified against the PAS 2030, will be regularly updated to reflect these changes.


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