Green Deal Approval

Green Deal energy efficiency measures under the Green Deal could be available to businesses from the launch, despite earlier reports that the launch of the business element of the scheme may be delayed until 2013.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change had previously indicated the launch of the Green Deal in October would concentrate on domestic properties, as the assessment process for non-domestic properties will require further development.

There is also growing confidence the Green Deal scheme and its offer of energy efficiency upgrades that are undertaken at no upfront cost and then repaid through a small levy on energy bills could appeal to large numbers of businesses.