Launched in December 2012, the website has helped hundreds of SME installers develop inline with the Government’s ECO and Green Deal schemes.
Read the Hub’s latest e-shot for more information, including other important updates for the installer industry…
March 2014 E-Shot:
New ECO Guidance
A new set of rules has been released by the industry regulator, Ofgem for installers working under the next phase of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme. There are a few major changes that will affect installers, especially those fitting gas heating or loft insulation.
Outstanding HTT Cavity Measures
In 2013 a high volume of Hard to Treat Cavities (HTTC) were insulated. However Ofgem had serious concerns that the measures were not eligible under the ECO scheme and have since issued an extrapolation process which could impact Energy Company targets.
Phase three of the Government’s popular Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) opened on Monday 16th March, offering householder’s cashback grants for insulation and heating improvements.
The Hub Reaches 2000 Members
This week our 2000th member registered on Green Deal Installer Hub! We’re delighted that so many installers have joined our network to find out more about the latest industry news, views, projects and funding opportunities.
Rogue Traders Threaten Green Deal Reputation
One in ten Green Deal Approved companies have had their accreditation removed due to unlawful practices, a Telegraph article has stated.
Barker Blames Big 6 for Green Deal Failures
Former Climate Change Minister, Greg Barker has stated that the Big Six Energy Companies have ‘no interest in real energy efficiency.’
Free Energy Management Training for Sheffield City Region Installers
Installers based in the Sheffield City Region can access free training courses covering Energy Management and Carbon Awareness at Barnsley College.
Could Bio-energy be the Future?
A new report from the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) indicates that Bio-energy has the potential to revive the UK energy market.