The Green Deal explained Green Deal products and measures
A number of home-improvement measures were available under the Green Deal - and installing these can still save you energy and money, despite the end of the flagship energy-efficiency scheme.
Read on for expert guides on these different energy-efficient measures and find out more about why the Green Deal closed.
Green Deal funding ended
The government announced it was ending funding for the Green Deal on 23 July 2015. It also announced the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund had been withdrawn.
It said this would not affect people with existing Green Deal Finance Plans or Green Deal Home Improvement Funds.
However, if you have had a Green Deal assessment but not yet taken out a Green Deal plan, you will not be eligible for a refund. If you have paid upfront for an assessment but it hasn't yet been carried out, you may be able to get your money back if you contact your assessor.
If you still want to make your home more energy-efficient, see if you are eligible for any other energy grants.
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
- 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 shower
Who could install green measures?
Only organisations that had registered with the Department of Energy and Climate Change, and had been authorised and given a Green Deal Quality Mark, could become Green Deal assessors, providers or installers.
Assessors carried out the Green Deal assessments. They would send an adviser to assess your property and recommend which measures to install. Green Deal Providers were able to offer Green Deal loans, and could help you arrange installation of measures through a certified installer. Green Deal installers were traders authorised to install energy-efficient measures in your home.
More than 500 organisations were registered as Green Deal assessors and providers, and there were many more Green Deal installers. Authorised traders included: British Gas, Kingfisher, Npower, Scottish Power, SSE, The Big Green Energy Company and Wolseley UK.
Not all Green Deal providers were profit-making businesses. Besides shops, small companies and energy suppliers, some local councils and social housing providers also decided to provide Green Deals themselves or partner with Green Deals provided by others.
Just over a quarter of Green Deal providers offered Green Deal Finance. But there are still other ways to fund energy-efficient home improvements.