Green Deal set to boost public demand for glazing

Green Deal set to boost public demand for glazing
15 Jan 2013, 10:54

More than half of UK homeowners are interested in installing double glazing, new research from the Energy Saving Trust has found – with that number predicted to rise under the Green Deal.

The exclusive survey of over 2,000 UK adults revealed that 22 per cent of householders have purchased double glazing in the last 12 months – with 52 per cent saying they are considering doing so.

The figures also expose a north-south divide in the provision of upgraded windows – those in the North East are most likely to already have the double glazing (71 per cent do), while those in London are least likely (49 per cent).

Energy Saving Trust experts predict demand for green upgrades will be boosted by the Green Deal, and the organisation is inviting glazing installers to step up and get registered to take advantage of this opportunity.

The Green Deal, which launches this month, is an innovative financing mechanism which lets people pay for energy-efficiency improvements through savings on their energy bills.

Energy Saving Trust is UKAS-accredited to provide Green Deal Installer certification at a fixed price. All installers approved by the Energy Saving Trust are given a FREE listing on the organisation’s website and are licensed to use the Energy Saving Trust Certified Installer logo.

Tom Lock, certification manager at Energy Saving Trust, said: “The Green Deal is a great opportunity for installers across all sectors. Getting certified is an essential first step to working under the Green Deal – and the Energy Saving Trust is one organisation making sure that only trusted tradesmen can operate as part of the scheme.

Installers interested in working with the Energy Saving Trust should visit the website at http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Organisations/Business-services/Green-Deal-certification or contact greendealcert@est.org.uk

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