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Count Down to Green Deal - 274 days!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year and a very prosperous 2012! With less than 274 days to go before the start of the biggest home improvement programme since the 2nd World War, preparations for your business to be Green Deal ready must start immediately.

Property Aspects Magazine 'Are you ready for Green Deal?'

Property Aspects Magazine provides articles, news, and information about a wide range of subjects across the Property, Finance, and Construction sectors. The first of a suite of articles from PB Energy Solutions Ltd has been published. In addiiton, in partnership with PB Energy Solutions Ltd, the magazine now has a dedicated page for Green Deal...

UK Housing: Don’t PASS on the PAS 2030

Another article published on the UK Housing website. This article has been contributed by Phyllis Boardman, who is Company Director and Founder of PB Energy Solutions and is a Board Member for a leading housing organisation where she is active in Decent Homes, Green Deal, governance, strategy and performance. Please read on for more information:

PAS 2030 for Green Deal and Refurbs

All those installers, contractors, sub-contractors and trades who need to build their business planning around green growth and Green Deal, they will have to jump through some very difficult hurdles, including the PAS 2030 which is due out early 2012. In this article I advise on the proposed route and why you should start planning now.

Green Deal – Thinking of Installing Renewables?

If so, you need to know about the Microgeneration Installation Standard: MCS 001. The future of the UK’s renewable energy industry is set provide £100 billion worth of investment opportunities and up to half a million jobs in the renewable energy sector. The MCS quality assurance scheme is key to take advantage of the opportunities ahead.


This funding announcement shows that the Government is committed to the success of the Green Deal and will actively encourage and incentivise take-up so that the it will appeal to households, businesses and prospective providers. The Government has committed to make the Green Deal hit the ground running, and to make it as attractive as possible so that people take it up from day one.

Where do sole traders & SMEs fit in the Green Deal?

In the new Green Deal consultation document, the Government is keen for SMEs to benefit from the Green Deal market. According to The Federation of Master Builders (FMB), small SME building and contractors carry out about half of all repair, maintenance, and improvement work, and employ over half of the construction workforce. What are their options?

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