Green Deal

A group to discuss the forthcoming Green Deal and opportunities for local engagement with this emerging offer.

Location: Bath & North East Somerset
Members: 18
Latest Activity: Oct 26, 2015

General Information

The Green Deal is a government backed initiative due to launch in autumn 2012, that will allow companies to help you to improve the energy efficiency of your home – making it a more comfortable place to live – at no upfront cost to you and with no increase to your fuel bills.

For a general overview please visit CSE's explanation of The Green Deal or for more in-depth information visit the Department of Energy and Climate Change's Green Deal pages.

Discussion Forum

Green Deal off to a slow start... 1 Reply


Started by Paul Yeomans. Last reply by Cathy Hough Jun 28, 2013.

Critique of the Green Deal and ECO 1 Reply

Research by the Environmental Change Institute and Oxford University into the potential impact of the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation was presented to the British Institure for Energy…Continue

Started by Paul Yeomans. Last reply by Sara Grimes May 28, 2013.

Free home energy assessments for Bath & North East Somerset residents

Free home energy assessments are available for householders across Bath and North East Somerset, from Wednesday February 6, thanks to Our Green Deal in Somerset, an initiative backed by seven local…Continue

Started by Kathy Tate Feb 11, 2013.

Green Deal resources for community groups

Centre for Sustainable Energy have launched their new resourcee pack ‘PlanLoCaL: energy efficiency and community Green Deal’ aimed at community groups, that it is now available on the PlanLoCaL…Continue

Started by Kathy Tate Jan 28, 2013.

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Comment by Marion Britton on February 12, 2013 at 10:27

You can find new pages about the Green Deal on the B&NES website (below)


Marion Britton

Green Deal Project Manager

Comment by Sara Grimes on March 7, 2012 at 15:48

Excellent question about Green Deal and Planning. From a quick search it looks as if planning is considered as another consent that the homeowner has to get prior to GD measures being installed and GD finance being obtained, so yes, it would appear that the cost would rest with the homeowner at least initially (whether companies will offer some sort of deal to include planning costs in the GD package if consent is successful remains to be seen). If you search for "planning" in the doc below, which is the consultation rep from the Glass and Glazing Federation, there are some concerns around this:



Comment by cleo newcombe-jones on March 7, 2012 at 15:25

This is really interesting research!

Re further work on the green deal I'm interested to understand what we could do in the Planning Dept. to better support this coming into force (Also it appears planning permission/LB advise could constitue up-front costs, although would these be covered by green deal package)?



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