The UK government has set itself a target to reduce carbon
emissions by 80% by the year 2050; so you can see where the logic for
such a major scheme comes from. Many houses and business
buildings across the UK are inefficient and simply cannot retain heat
without using a wasteful amount of energy. The Green Deal hopes to fix
this problem by taking measures such as installing Green Deal Boilers,
Green Deal Double Glazing and Green Deal Insulation. The government
has thought out a fairly intricate system which will involve the need
for installers, providers and assessors to undergo a Green Deal
For example, a Green Deal assessor will be someone that is trained
to a Green Deal standard to visit a property and survey it for its
inefficiencies. The assessor will then advise the property owners on
which measures to take to increase their home's energy efficiency.
With fuel poverty on the rise in Britain, there really couldn't be a
better time for this scheme to kick off.
The Green Deal was officially launched on the 28th
January 2013, when the first property owners to show interest will
have the chance to receive cash rewards of up to £1000. It seems the
government is really eager to get the scheme under way.
However, there have been some doubts about the money that will
actually be saved by property owners, with many sceptical about the
benefits to be gained from participating in the Green Deal. What
people seem to be forgetting is that they will be getting these
usually unaffordable home improvements without having to face any
upfront costs. The improvements will not only make their homes more
comfortable, but significantly increase their value. Here's hoping
it really is as simple as it seems!