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The Green Deal consultation document has been launched. It is seeking views on the details of the Green Deal and new Energy Company Obligation (ECO) to be implemented in secondary legislation and energy licensing. This is an important document, and although 284 pages long, is well worth a read….

The Green Deal and the new Housing Strategy

‘Laying the Foundations: A Housing Strategy for England’, was announced by government this week. It includes a variety of proposals to address current problems facing the housing sector. This article provides an overview of the Strategy with a summary of Chapter 7 ‘Quality, sustainability and designs’ which covers the Green Deal.

Building on the 'Green Deal'

Phyllis Boardman of PB Energy Solutions joined experts from across the construction industry to discuss with the Guardian how the trade could deliver the government's 'Green Deal'. The government's plan to retrofit 26m homes with energy-saving measures by 2030 could create 250,000 construction jobs – but does the sector have the skills to deliver? Full article:

Draft Green Deal Advisor Specification

The standard for energy assessment and Green Deal Advice has been released in draft format for consultation. The specification is a qualification and accreditation framework with assessment methodologies; effective redress routes; and is backed by professional indemnity cover. Full article . .

A Summary of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)

Are you a plumber, heating engineer, electrician or someone interested in installing renewable technologies in the future? If you are not already MCS accredited, you will not be able to get full access to the opportunities in the new green growth industry . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Summary of the Green Deal Provisions in the Act itself

Energy Act 2011 (c16): A Summary of the Green Deal Provisions from the actual Act itself. This Paper has been written by Phyllis Boardman BSc (Hons) MCIH and must be read in conjunction with the Act. Read on for more information:

Don’t PASS on PAS 2030 for Green Deal!

This article carries some strong messages. 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.......

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