The latest Green Deal and ECO statistics have been released, showing a surge in Green Deal Assessments of 11%. At the end of August 2014 approximately 965,000 energy efficiency measures had been installed in nearly 800,000 homes through Green Deal and ECO – which shows DECC are on track to help one million homes by the end of March 2015.
By the end of September £13.6 million had been reimbursed to 3,235 households under the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund. September was the biggest month yet for Green Deal Plans with 999 more plans in the system taking the total to 5,736 by the end of the month. By the end of September Green Deal Assessments had surged past 350,000. To understand the intentions of people who have had an assessment we surveyed 900 of these households in August 2014 and the findings showed that having a Green Deal Assessment was a key driver in helping a household to install energy efficiency measures.
DECC research showed that four in five households had either already installed, were in the process of installing or intended to install at least one, energy saving home improvement recommended by their Assessment. The findings also indicated high levels of satisfaction in the Assessment process with 81% of households surveyed saying they were confident in the recommendations made by the assessor and 72% saying that the assessment was useful in helping them to understand what they can do to make their homes more energy efficient.
The research also showed positive satisfaction levels among the households which have had energy saving improvements installed following their Green Deal Assessment: 88% were satisfied with the professionalism of the installer and 86% were satisfied with the quality of the installer’s work.