Government Reveals Green Deal Requirements
Last week, the UK government revealed some of the requirements for licensing and accreditation under the Green Deal scheme, including for providers of condensing boilers, ground and air source heat pumps, insulation and draught proofing, water saving measures, biomass boilers, solar panels and underfloor heating.
A code is being developed in conjunction with the construction and engineering industry which requires providers to guarantee their packages as environmentally friendly and to only use certified assessors and installers certified by by the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS).
Climate Change Minister Greg Barker also revealed plans for a Green Deal advice line, to give advice and referral to accredited assessors, installers and providers. The scheme is intended to make Britain’s homes more energy efficient ? a laudable aim, and one that is easy to achieve for homes with underfloor heating, as this heating system makes highly efficient use of heat, keeping bills low, and rooms cosy.