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Green Deal

The Energy Act 2011 includes provisions for the new ‘Green Deal’ which intends to reduce carbon emissions cost effectively, by revolutionising the energy efficiency of British properties.

The new innovative ‘Green Deal’ financial mechanism eliminates the need to pay upfront for energy efficiency measures and instead provides reassurances that the cost of the measures should be covered by savings on the home owner’s electricity bill.

The Government have a target to reduce carbon emissions by 34% of 1990 levels by 2020 and by 60% by 2050.

It is a current legal requirement that all residential dwellings for sale or to let must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) carried out by a Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA).  This certificate details the information on your home’s energy use and typical energy costs as well as a recommendation report with suggestions to reduce energy use and save money.

As part of the new ‘Green Deal’ energy advice, a new EPC has been developed.  The EPC is now clearer to the home owner and details energy running costs within a more practical format.

The implications of this are that by April 2012, all DEA’s within England and Wales are required to undertake additional training in order to produce the new EPC in domestic properties.  This additional training will include technical elements as well as improved customer service.

Both partners of Edward Jackson Partnership have undergone the necessary training and passed the relevant exam.  They are now fully qualified to undertake updated Energy Performance Certificates.

For further information contact Alastair Sharman at  southport@edwardjackson.co.uk.

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Please contact Alastair Sharman or Robin Underwood
Tel: 01704 546686
Fax: 01704 501173
Email: southport@edwardjackson.co.uk