Presentation on theme: "Presented by Tim Baldwin. Established by the Energy Act 2011 Loan scheme attached to energy bill. Governed by the consumer credit act Supervised by Independent."— Presentation transcript:
Established by the Energy Act 2011 Loan scheme attached to energy bill. Governed by the consumer credit act Supervised by Independent Body (Ofgem, DECC?) Accredited Assessors, Providers & Installers. In- house or independent. Independent Advice line Provider will enter into contract with householder, responsible for warranty etc. Long term – up to 25 years Contains the Golden Rule
Separate supervising body. Grant scheme. Two elements: 1. Carbon Reduction Obligation (open to all). SWI & Hard to treat Cavities? 2. Affordable Warmth Obligation (restricted, as Warm Front? WTC + disability?) any measure which improves the thermal performance of the property. Heating systems & Basic insulation measures
Assessment to include advice on actual energy use & relation to potential savings. Full GD assessment not required for ECO as boiler repairs etc would not be covered. Govt expects combination of both GD & ECO In-use factor for technologies. Assessment paid for by GD, though in cases of no GD? Not on Assessment – not in GD ECO targeted at benefit recipients or area?
Golden rule? Interest rises, change of occupancy, energy prices fall? Arrears treated same as energy bills! Prepayment customers have deal included on their arrears, switching? Owner of property responsible for charge during periods when property is empty. Energy company receives full credit for CO 2 reduction no matter what % of ECO funding
Governments own figures suggest that by 2022 ECO will only have reduced the expected number of households in fuel poverty by 550,000. Present estimates suggest that at least 4 million households are suffering from fuel poverty!
Air source heat pumps Biomass boilers Biomass room heater (with radiators) Cavity wall insulation Cylinder thermostats Draught proofing Energy efficient glazing External wall insulation Fan-assisted replacement storage heaters Flue gas heat recovery devices Ground source heat pumps Heating controls (for wet central heating system and warm air system) High efficiency gas-fired condensing boilers High efficiency replacement warm-air units High thermal performance external doors Hot water cylinder insulation Internal wall insulation Lighting systems, fittings and controls Loft or rafter insulation and loft hatch insulation Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery Micro combined heat and power Micro wind generation Oil-fired condensing boilers Photovoltaics Roof insulation Room in roof insulation Solar water heating Under-floor heating Under-floor insulation Waste water heat recovery devices attached to showers