The Green Deal passed secondary legislation in the House of Commons on
Monday, and will go before the House of Lords on 23 July 2012.
The DECC (the Department of Energy and Climate Change) promise a ‘…managed, tested and
careful introduction of the Green Deal…’ They intend to start by a period of focussed
testing before it is rolled out nationally.
Gemserv, in partnership with REAL (Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd) will operate the Green Deal Oversight and Registration Body responsible for standards and delivery. Advisors, installers and providers will be able to register from early August this year, with no fees payable in the first two years.
The Green Deal Code of Practice are designed to ensure that all Green Deal Participants and Certification Bodies
- operate fairly and transparently
- deliver good customer service
- have adequate levels of training
- provide appropriate redress mechanisms for customers.
‘The Ombudsman Service’ will operate as the Green Deal Ombudsmen and Investigation Body.
Important dates for the Green Deal
August 2012 Advisors, installers and providers will be able to register
from early August this year, with no fees payable in the first two years.
October 2012 Green Deal assessors will be able to complete assessments
and providers will be able use the assessment to issue quotes.
January 2013 consumers can complete a Green Deal Plan, as the relevant
parts of the framework regulations come into effect.
See our Green Deal Information project for further details.