The Green Deal: This is a Government-backed scheme which provides funding upfront for the purchase of insulation measures for retrofit applications. Repayments are made from the energy savings resulting from the installation. The Green Deal loan is attached to the property and its energy bills, rather than the occupier. A Green Deal assessment is carried out to outline suitable energy efficient measures. Installations are carried out by Green Deal approved installers. The cost of the improvements are paid back through electricity bills and should be less than the savings resulting from the installation.
- Non-domestic sector
Energy Company Obligation: ECO provides funding support from the big six energy suppliers for energy efficiency improvements for households on certain benefits or those in the poorest parts of the country.
- Low income households and vulnerable households (ECO Affordable Warmth Obligation)
- Households in hard-to-treat cavity houses – not means tested (ECO Carbon Saving Obligation can be used in addition to Green Deal)
- Households in solid walled houses (ECO Carbon Saving Obligation can be used in addition to Green Deal)
- Households in the most deprived areas including social housing (ECO Carbon Saving Communities Obligation)
Local authority schemes: These vary depending on area and may be subject to household income criteria/benefits