The Green Deal Assessment

The first step in the Green Deal process is getting a Green Deal Adviser to carry out an assessment on your home. This tells you which Green Deal improvements would deliver a benefit in your home.

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If you’ve had an EPC done on your property since April 2011 your Green Deal adviser will be able to use this to create your Green Deal Assessment. If you haven’t got a new enough EPC your Adviser can do this as part of the assessment. Either way an adviser will have to visit your home to carry out an assessment. You will know if your EPC is new enough by whether it mentions the Green Deal or not – if it does, it’s new enough.

Your EPC gives your house’s energy rating and the savings you could achieve with certain Green Deal measures under typical occupancy. The Green Deal assessment gives your energy behaviour as well as your potential savings with the Green Deal measures considering your behaviour rather than standard occupancy. This tells you whether the Green Deal is good value for you. Both of these documents are a useful reference for you throughout the Green Deal process.

To find an Assessor, Adviser or Provider to carry out your Green Deal Assessment, visit our Assessor Comparison page or our Provider Comparison page.


What is the Green Deal?
The Energy Bill introduced to Parliament on 8 December 2010 includes provision for the new 'Green Deal', which is intended to revolutionise the energy efficiency of British properties. The Government is establishing a framework to enable private firms to offer consumers energy efficiency improvements to their homes, community spaces and businesses at no upfront cost, and to recoup payments through a charge in instalments on the energy bill.
How much will be made available via Green Deal Finance & Green Deal Grants?
Originally, the government suggested that around £6,500 will be available per home. However, the coalition government have hinted at that figure rising to around £10,000. Nothing is confirmed however, a home will only receive what is needed to sufficiently improve the energy efficiency.
How will I repay the Green Deal Finance / Green Deal Grants?
The loan will be attached to the property in question as opposed to the individual. Green Deal Finance payments are calculated to ensure that all homeowners are financially better off by making sure that the total repaid is less that the resulting savings. The repayments are expected to be added to the energy bill and come from the energy savings.
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