What is Green Deal?
You can make energy-saving improvements to your home or business without having to pay all the costs up front through the Green Deal. Energy-saving improvements include:
- Insulation - eg loft or cavity wall insulation
- Double Glazing
- Renewable Energy Technologies - eg solar panels or wind turbines
What is ECO?
It is the Government’s new domestic energy efficiency programme which has replaced the existing CERT and CESP programmes, both of which came to a close at the end of 2012. ECO works alongside the Green Deal to provide additional support for packages of energy efficiency measures. ECO also provides insulation and heating packages to low income and vulnerable households and insulation measures to low income communities.
ECO creates a legal obligation on energy suppliers to improve the energy efficiency of households through the establishment of three distinct targets: