Let Go Green Deal were born out of the need for cheap and clean renewable energy. In the past, renewable energy has been seen as an expensive gimmick but that has now changed. Lets Go Green Deal can provide high quality renewable energy solutions at the most competitive prices in Europe.
Lets Go Green Deal is a carbon neutral company and we have achieved this by limiting emissions from all transportation by only using low-energy vehicles and equipment. All of the electricity in our buildings is provided by solar PV and our water is provided by rainwater harvesting.
Any remaining emissions that are unavoidable are offset by buying carbon credits which are then used to fund forest restoration. Not only does this help to absorb excess C02 in the atmosphere, it also provides a habitat for a wide range of special wildlife, helping to give it a better chance of adapting to carbon change.
We represent only the finest and most trusted and respected manufacturers in the world all our manufacturers have been hand selected as we know that quality and performance counts and our chosen manufacturers have a proven track record and worldwide respect.
When you make a purchase from Lets Go Green Deal you can be reassured you are only purchasing the best product that money can buy in the world today.
Amongst our products available are over 100 top industry awards for excellence, performance, design and quality.
As we deal direct with the manufacture you can be reassured that the price you pay will be the best you will find in the market place.
As at this current time of economic uncertainty value for money is at a premium and here at Lets Go Green Deal it’s our aim to deliver this time and time again.
Between our manufactures there are in excess of over 50,000 employees world wide thus giving you the customer the confidence and satisfaction of market place sustainability and longevity of the product and manufacture.
Each manufacture has dedicated teams to research and development who are constantly looking to improve their products making them more efficient and cost effective.
Here at Lets Go Green Deal we only supply and install the latest and most up to date products and equipment. Thus making our products future proof.
As technology advances in this market place Lets Go Green Deal will always be at the forefront of technological advances and will be able to up date any system as and when it becomes available.
The “golden rule” of the Green Deal is; the expected financial savings must be equal to or greater than the costs attached to the energy bill.
Key to the government’s thinking is that the building stock in Britain is some of the oldest in Europe and to bring it up to date, it needs to be properly insulated. Once the buildings are properly insulated, occupiers will spend less money on heating them.
The Government is aiming the Green Deal squarely at homeowners and reto fitting as many older type properties as is possible. The biggest winners are going to be the older style properties built prior to the 1920?s. There is a limit of £10,000 for domestic home owners at present. Homeowners will be able to install the following types of green measures;
- Wall insulation both solid and cavity walls will be covered.
- Loft insulation
- Double glazing
- Door insulation
- Smart meters
The above measures are aimed at reducing demand on your energy, once these have been installed it will cost you less to heat your home thus cutting your energy bill.
The other types of measures that will be covered by the Green Deal are ‘energy in’ measures these will include:
- Solar power, both Thermal and Photo Voltaic panels
- Air and ground source heat pumps
- Biomass boilers
Because these types of technology use less power to heat your water and home, the idea is that you will be cutting your energy bill in the long term.
Each property will have to be rigorously inspected by a Green Deal accredited advisor to see which measures will return the best results. The Green Deal for homes will enable up to 26 million homes to be upgraded over the next 25 years.
Once the assessment has been made of the property the advisor will make suggestions to the home owner of Green Deal providers and Green Deal Plan will be written outlining the work to be carried out. All Green Deal providers and materials will have been through a series of tests to ensure that the homeowner can expect a standard of workmanship and quality regardless of the tradespeople involved. All the work will have a warranty as well as all the materials used in the installation giving the home owner peace of mind.
There is an element that all properties that want to take part in the Green Deal must pass; this has been named ‘The Green Deal’s Golden Rule’, this rule is intended to protect the property owner and act as the back bone of the initiative.
The Green Deal’s Golden Rule states that the energy savings a property makes in a 25 year period (it is possible to choose a shorter period of time, but return on investment must be paid for within the time period) must be equal to or more than the cost of implementing the changes in the first place. In essence no one wants to install a measure that won’t pay for itself.
The “Golden Rule” also states that Installations must also be carried out by accredited Green Deal Installers. This ensures that the property owner is not investing money in work which will not save them money on their energy bills. Each property will first of all be visited individually by an objective Green Deal Assessor and then allocated an amount of money to buy the measures, no actual money will change hands, dependent on the potential savings.
With the emphasis on protecting the property owner, the Green Deal Golden Rule will place a cap on the amount that can be collected in the first year of a Green Deal payment to the estimated annual savings. This also safe guards the installers and helps reduce the risk of the property owner not being able to make the payments. The amount the Green Deal payments will increase by during the following years will also be controlled.
It is impossible to predict or guarantee a rise or fall in future energy costs. Although the Green Deal’s Golden Rule will protect the property owner in the short term, it is not possible to guarantee that future energy savings will not increase over longer periods of time. It is worth mentioning, however, that property owners who have invested in the Green Deal, are likely to see their energy costs rise less than they would have done without the Green Deal measures in place.
What Can Tenants Expect From The Green Deal?
Tenants can apply for the Green Deal as long as they have the consent of the landlord. The landlord can also apply for the Green deal as long as they have an agreement with the tenant. Because the Green Deal will be benefit both the landlord and the tenant it is hoped that there will be a large take up of the initiative in the private rented sector.
According to the Department of Energy & Climate Change “the private rental sector has the highest proportion of least energy efficient homes – 5.8% of G rated properties compared with 3.4% in owner-occupier.” It appears that this sector has the most to gain both for tenants and for landlords.
Social housing tenants can also benefit from the Green Deal. Across the country councils are gearing up to take advantage of the low borrowing rates that will be available through the Green Deal. Councils are well versed in larger scale projects to take advantage of the Green Deal and are used to working around occupied properties.
On benefits or Unemployed?
People who are claiming benefits of any sort can still apply for the Green Deal, as long as you are the energy bill payer at the property (i.e. you pay the gas and electricity bill). The first step to applying for the Green Deal will be to contact your landlord, in some cases this will be your local council. As a tenant you are entitled, by law, to apply for the Green Deal with the landlords permission
“Many householders in older properties, and those on benefits or low incomes may qualify for extra financial assistance. Call the Energy Saving Advice Service (England, Scotland and Wales) on 0300 123 1234 or visit www.gov.uk/greendeal to see if you’re eligible.” taken from gov.uk
(the gov.uk website is under going an update at present, our advice would be to call the help line to see if there is extra financial assistance available at this time) Feb 2013
The Green Deal and the law
In the longer term from April 2018 it will be unlawful to rent out a house or business premise which has less than an “E” energy efficiency rating. This will mean that all properties will eventually have to have both an up to date Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and have a rating of E or above to be rented.
Fist step to apply for a Green Deal: Find an Assessor in your area Or find a Green Deal Provider who will send their own approved Assessor.
The Coalition Government is going to help businesses be included in the forthcoming Green Deal. Businesses will be able to apply for funding to help improve the energy efficiency of their current building. After an assessment has been carried out outlining which technologies will be the most effective a business owner can apply for funding to have the installation made. The funding that will be available will be of a high value than is offered to home owners, although exact details have yet to be finalized.
The difference between domestic Green Deal and Businesses who apply for the Green Deal
Businesses will have no upper cap in what they can apply for through the Green Deal. The limit will be set between the business and the provider. This means that businesses that are looking for large scale installations should use the Green Deal as a way to invest in Green Technologies to help them save money in the longer term.
The businesses building will be effectively responsible for the costs of all the improvements and these costs will be repaid through the energy bill related to the property. There will be no up front costs for the business to incur at the outset. The only cost will be the assessment, this might be waived or enveloped by the provider depending on the deal struck between the provider and the business applying.
The golden rule of the Green Deal also applies here it states that:
- The expected financial savings must be equal to or greater than the costs attached to the energy bill
There are already existing schemes that some business might already be signed up to and the Green Deal will have to be worked into these obligations. Because of the layered complexity that is involved with the business sector there will be differences from the domestic market although the fundamental principals will remain the same.
Currently there are schemes, such as the Climate Change Agreements and the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme, which some businesses will be aware of. The government is currently looking at how these will all be aligned to make clear choices available to the business community.
Businesses will have the same measures available to them as domestic customers but some will not adhere to the Golden Rule of the Green Deal due to the size of some business premises. For example if a business is in a large warehouse it may not be cost effective to fit Solar panels to the building due to the high initial costs. It might however be cost effective to fit lighting controls and low energy lights which will give a much faster return on investment and fit into the Green Deals Golden Rule.
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