Easy Green Deal™ Ltd, the UK’s leading provider of compliance support services, is urging installers to act now or face missing out on the £224m Warmer Homes Scotland funding.
The company, which is headquartered in Chester, is sending out an ‘act now’ message to all of its customers following last week’s announcement from First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon confirming the investment.
Warmer Homes Scotland is the Scottish Government’s national energy efficiency scheme, designed to deliver the best possible help to people in Scotland who are struggling to keep their homes warm and pay their energy bills.
Under the new scheme, measures such as insulation, heating and domestic renewables in households identified as fuel poor are eligible for funding to help reduce fuel bills. People in rural and island areas will be offered the same service as those in easier to reach locations.
While the funding is predicted to be available for up to seven years, the budget for year one will be up to £16m. Installer will only be able to carry out work if they are PAS 2030 or MCS certified for renewables.
Speaking about the funding, Easy Green Deal Consultant, David Buckley said: “Installers need to move quickly to ensure that they do not miss out on the scheme, or face missing out on providing customers with access to this funding. Ultimately, if they fail to act now, they run the risk of missing out on generating more income for their businesses, as well as helping to make their customers’ homes more energy efficient.
“With 2135 registered Green Deal installers, we wanted to ensure that everyone within our database is made aware of the funding and is given the guidance on how to unlock this.”
The contract for the new scheme has been awarded to Warmworks (formed by a consortium of Changeworks, the Energy Savings Trust and Everwarm) and will work alongside the other Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland.
A spokesperson for Warmer Homes Scotland said: “From September 2015, this scheme will provide a step-by-step service for householders, from the time they call up through to when the work is done. Warmer Homes Scotland will provide full support, from insulation to heating and domestic renewables, making householders homes warmer, more comfortable and affordable to run.
“Three organisations (the Energy Saving Trust, Changeworks & Everwarm) have formed a joint venture in Warmworks Scotland, created solely to deliver this scheme, and to bring improved health and financial benefits to thousands of Scottish homes.
“Warmworks Scotland has its own locally based supply chain of SME organisations, with the skills and experience to identify and install the improvements that will help households across the country to save money and stay warm. As an organisation, Warmworks places the highest value on a world-class customer experience for those who need our help the most.”
Easy Green Deal, which offers a range of products and services that are designed to help installers remain Green Deal certified, has created a downloadable guide to the programme and what it means to installers.
To find out more about Easy Green Deal, Qualitick or to become a Green Deal Installer, speak to Easy Green Deal on Freephone 0124 478 4260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or apply online. If you are already registered with Easy Green Deal, then contact your mentor with any queries.