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DECC publishes latest Green Deal research

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The Department of Energy and Climate Change’s (DECC) latest Green Deal research indicates a growing interest in Green Deal.

The new research found that from a sample of households that had a Green Deal assessment, 81 per cent of households have already, are in the process of or intend to install at least one energy efficiency home improvement. 56 per cent of households have already installed at least one measure, a further 6 per cent are in the process of having instalments, and 19 per cent said they intend to have something installed.

Feedback from Green Deal assessments was also encouraging with as 78 per cent of people said their Green Deal assessment was highly useful, 82 per cent of people had confidence in the recommendations made by their assessor and 72 per cent of people said they would recommend a Green Deal assessment to friends and family.

Energy secretary Ed Davey said: “It’s clear that Green Deal assessments are helping people to make their homes more energy efficient. This is hugely encouraging and exactly what the Green Deal is designed to do.

“Green Deal assessments are proving to be extremely valuable and are leading to householders investing in energy saving measures. Some people are using Green Deal finance; others are paying in different ways. And of course people should do whatever works best for them.

“The Green Deal is a completely new, ambitious and long-term programme. It’s still early days but the results from this latest research really underline that people want to take action to make their homes warmer and more efficient, and to keep their bills down.”

Climate change minister, Greg Barker, added: It is very encouraging that Green Deal assessments are enabling people to take action to make their homes more energy efficient.

“This new research further demonstrates that most people are finding Green Deal assessments to be helpful. It also underlines the desire to save money on energy bills as a main motivator for having an assessment.

“The Green Deal is a long term programme but the evidence is already showing that people are increasingly acting to improve their homes.”

The full research document can be accessed by clicking here.