From 1st October, both householders and businesses are able to register to have their properties assessed for the Green Deal.

Those eligible for the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) should now be able to access the Green Deal, whilst those consumers needing to access the Green Deal’s financial mechanism to fund their energy efficiency improvements will have to wait until phase two of the programme in early 2013, when the necessary legislation for the Green Deal finance plans will be in place.

The 1st October launch was effectively a soft launch. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) stated that it will enable Green Deal accreditors, assessors and installers to get up and running and for ‘Green Deal Providers’ – those managing the finance plans – to test systems and operations.

For further information see our Green Deal page.

About Dan Brady

Dan is Managing Director at Consilience Media and founder of UK Book Publishing and Print Trail.