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The Green Deal is a new national scheme that enables you to take out a loan for energy saving improvements to your home or business without having to pay any upfront costs.
Green Deal logoThe loan is recorded and repaid over time through your electricity bill. The repayments remain with the property, so if you move home the loan will continue to be repaid by the next occupants (who will be benefiting from the improvements) and doesn't transfer to your new home.
Energy-saving improvements include:
- loft and cavity wall insulation
- internal and external solid wall insulation
- double glazing and secondary glazing
- renewable energy technologies - e.g. solar panels or wind turbines
More information at Gov.uk/greendeal
Green Deal Together
Green Deal is available through accredited Green Deal providers. We are working with a consortium of local authorities and the National energy foundation to set up a new community interest company called Green DealTogether which will operate as a Green Deal provider and be able to help you with Green Deal. We are doing this because we think it will help give residents a Green Deal service they can have confidence in, but there will be other Green Deal providers and you can use any you choose.
As your local Green Deal provider, Green Deal Together will recommend the right energy-saving improvements for your home, ensure the cost is never more than you should save on your heating bills and sort the whole process for you.
Green Deal Together is working towards becoming an accredited Green Deal provider and is expected to launch in Summer 2013.
If you are interested in what Green Deal Together can do for you, contact them on 0300 111 3330 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) or Register an interest in our green deal provider service on-line.
Energy Saving Advice Service
The Energy Saving Advice Service is a national helpline funded by the government to provide free, impartial and independent advice on saving energy in your home, including Green Deal. You can contact them by telephone on 0300 123 1234 (Monday to Friday between 9am - 8pm, and Saturday 10am to 2pm).
Bicester Green Deal Scheme
A special promotion of the government's new Green Deal Scheme has been running in Bicester. This scheme has resulted in 100 Green Deal assessments being undertaken and retrofits showing what could be done using Green Deal. Find out more about the energy saving work in Bicester on the Eco Bicester website.