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Preparing for Green Deal: deciding how to engage Your name and group Slides from the Centre for Sustainable Energy www.cse.org.ukwww.cse.org.uk | www.planlocal.org.ukwww.planlocal.org.uk.

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1 Preparing for Green Deal: deciding how to engage Your name and group Slides from the Centre for Sustainable Energy |

2 Why Green Deal? Improving the housing stock Carbon reduction Fuel poverty Cost effectiveness Local economy Other local priorities

3 Green Deal essentials Low cost finance to improve energy efficiency 45 different improvements are eligible No upfront costs - repaid over time Whoever pays the bills gets the benefits Golden Rule sets amount of finance offered Additional Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funding available for some householders Green Deal companies must be accredited and registered

4 Timings Jan 2013: official launch; customer offers Feb 2013: ECO and Green Deal finance in place Ongoing Government initiative (alongside FIT and RHI) 2015: legal requirement for landlords and housing associations to make improvements to properties

5 Green Deal roles Impartial information and advice Engaging people and creating demand Sign people up to specific Green Deal schemes Green Deal Promotion Carry out home energy assessments Act as a Green Deal Advice Organisation (GDAO) Provide training for Green Deal Advisors Green Deal Assessment Source and provide finance Set up and manage schemes Home Energy Assessments Installations Marketing & promotion Green Deal Delivery Provider / Partner / Subcontractor

6 Why the community role is so important People not policy Trust Local knowledge Vulnerable people Behaviour change Social norming Creating demand Practical help

7 Finding a contractor Help with peripheral measures like loft clearance Ensuring householders get the best deal and what is right for their property Impartial information and advice

8 Considering your role in the Green Deal Understand Green Deal and ECO Opportunities & benefits Behaviour change Local relevance 1. Get the picture Decide whether to engage, and at what level Options include: info & advice; support for local scheme; delivery roles 2. Get a role Detailed planning Who to work with Green Deal and legal requirements Engaging the community 3. Get going

9 Understand Green Deal and ECO Opportunities and benefits Behaviour change Local relevance 1. Get the picture

10 Information and advice Support for local schemes Direct delivery roles (e.g. Home Energy Assessments; sales; installation work) Note: Different requirements and regulations 2. Get a role

11 Detailed planning Who to work with Green Deal and legal requirements Engaging the community 3. Get going

12 Reality check Options Opportunities Capacity Resources Rules and regulations Alternatives

13 Other ideas Thermal imaging camera Street energy advisers Local insulation scheme Energy auditing Home visits Community buildings Workplace energy champions

14 Other ideas Bulk buy schemes Draught proofing Schools Neighbourhood planning Solar energy installations Wind energy project Biomass boilers Woodfuel project

15 More info

16 PlanLoCaL is a suite of materials including films, a resource pack and website to support communities and groups that are ‘planning for low carbon living’.


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