The Green Deal explained Green Deal products and measures
News Update: on 24 July 2014 it was announced that the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund has been closed. A surge of applications has meant that the £120m fund has already been claimed. Find out more here.
We've put together a list of the home improvement measures you can get under a Green Deal plan. Make sure you click on the links to read the Which? expert guides on these different energy-efficient measures.
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Heating and heating controls
- Condensing boilers (gas or oil fired)
- District heating
- Flue gas recovery devices
- Heating controls
- Radiant heating
- Storage heaters
- Underfloor heating
- Warm-air units
- Cavity wall insulation
- Draught proofing
- Floor insulation
- Heating system insulation (pipes and cylinders)
- Loft insulation
- Pitched roof or flat roof insulation
- Solid wall insulation
- Biomass boilers/wood-burning stoves
- Ground, water and air source heat pumps
- Micro-wind/wind turbine
- Solar panels
- Energy efficient glazing and doors (eg double glazing)
- Heating ventilation and air conditioning controls
- Hot water controls, including showers and taps
- Lighting fittings
- Solar blinds, shutters and shading devices
- Transpired solar collectors
- Variable speed drives for fans and pumps
- Waste water heat recovery devices attached to showers
The full list is available on the DECC website.
Who can install green measures for you?
Only organisations that have registered with the Department of Energy and Climate Change, and have been authorised and given a Green Deal Quality Mark, can become Green Deal assessors, providers or installers.
Assessors carry out the Green Deal assessment. They will send an adviser to assess your property and recommend which measures to install. Green Deal Providers are able to offer Green Deal loans, and can help you arrange installation of measures through a certified installer. Green Deal installers are traders authorised to install energy efficient measures in your home.
There are more than 500 organisations registered as Green Deal assessors and providers so far, and there are many more Green Deal installers. Authorised traders include: British Gas, Kingfisher, Npower, Scottish Power, SSE, The Big Green Energy Company and Wolseley UK.
You can find your nearest registered Green Deal assessor, provider or installer by using the DECC search function.
Just over a quarter of Green Deal providers offer Green Deal Finance.
Not all Green Deal providers are profit-making businesses. Besides shops, small companies and energy suppliers, local councils and social housing providers may decide to provide Green Deals themselves or partner with Green Deals provided by others.