The Green Deal appears to be gathering speed as it gets into its stride, with the first monthly release revealing that 245 Green Deal Plans are currently in the system.
Of these, 241 were ‘new’ Green Deal Plans and four were classed as ‘pending’.
What’s more, it seems that many more people are interested in finding out where there home is lacking in energy-efficient measures.
Green Deal Assessments
Indeed, there were 38,259 Green Deal Assessments lodged as of June 16th 2013.
In addition, 5,118 cashback vouchers had been issued by this date. Of these, 968 of the cashback vouchers had been paid following the installation of measures, with a value of £263,452. It was also found that the majority of the vouchers paid to date have been for boiler replacements.
Furthermore, provisional figures show there were 81,798 measures installed under ECO up to the end of April. The majority of these were for loft insulation, which accounted for 56% of all ECO measures, cavity wall insulation (33%) and boiler upgrades (10%).
It was also found that £131 million worth of contracts had been let through ECO brokerage up to June 16th.
The statistics underlined that 206 GD Assessor Organisations and the 1,798 GD Advisors employed by them had been accredited by June 16th.
The Green Deal launched on January 28 of this year in England and Wales, and on February 25th in Scotland.
Inspiring homeowners to save money and stay warm
Energy secretary Ed Davey recently commented that the Green Deal is inspiring homeowners to make their properties more energy efficient.
He highlighted the fact that the Green Deal has only just got underway and that it is designed to be a long-term scheme, but underlined that it is already prompting consumers to save money and keep warm through energy efficiency measures.