FENSA granted Green Deal UKAS accreditation

27 Jun

You may have heard about the “Green Deal”, it’s the Government’s flagship policy for improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings in Great Britain. It’s based on a key principle that the cost of some energy efficiency measures pay for themselves over a period of time, in effect, through the resulting savings on fuel bills.

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Green Deal is a great opportunity for consumers

The cost of improving the homes efficiency isn’t a personal loan, rather it’s a debt held on the property. What that means is if you sell your home, the new homeowner takes over that debt with the Green Deal until payment is complete. This associates the green benefits of having the work done back to the house and its current owner, as opposed to the person initiating the work.

There are many areas within the home that fall under the Green Deal, replacement windows and doors being just one of them.

 

Green Deal Installers

Energy saving measures that are paid for via the Green Deal must be carried out by a certified Green Deal installer. These installers have to be registered under the relevant certification scheme for their trade, in the case of double glazing replacement windows and doors, that scheme is FENSA.

 

UKAS

As an existing trade certification scheme, FENSA had to be accredited by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) to meet the Green Deal standard (PAS 2030).

As of the end of May 2012, FENSA is now in a position to certify installers to undertake Green Deal work when the scheme is launched in October this year (2012). The UKAS accreditation covers the following Green Deal measures:

  • Installation of Energy Efficient Glazing and Doors including replacement windows, doors, roof windows (sky lights) or roof lights in existing dwellings and existing buildings other than dwellings (excluding replacement of load bearing structural glass, glazed curtain walling or a revolving door).

 

Securing a good deal for FENSA Registered Businesses

FENSA and their sister company have been working hard behind the scenes for many months now with the Government, ensuring consumers and installers get the most from the Green Deal initiative. The GGF are in constant discussion with many potential Green Deal Providers, looking for ways to maximise access to the Green Deal for FENSA Registered Businesses.

For more information on the GGF and the Green Deal, please visit http://www.ggf.org.uk/green-deal-faqs

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5 Responses to “FENSA granted Green Deal UKAS accreditation”

  1. Green Deal Approval Support September 11, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    This is good news for Fensa installers as this will make the journey to Green Deal Approval far clearer. Installers looking to get involved in the Green Deal should have a look around at some of the information available on the process of becoming a Green Deal Installer and also consider whether the Green Deal Advisor role may also be for them. There are opportunities in both areas and it is well worth spending some time doing some research before committing or ruling out any involvement. Any installer looking for some independent advice is welcome to speak to our Green Deal Advice team on 0844 414 60 41, or feel free to leave questions as replies or ask us on twitter or facebook.

  2. Paul Crabtree September 11, 2012 at 9:12 am #

    You make a basic but good point – don’t rule anything in or out without the research. I will be giving your team a call though 🙂

  3. Thomas Farquhar September 30, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    The Green Deal launches on Monday 1st October, Green Deal Assessments will begin and ECO installs. This will be an opportunity for installers who are skeptical to see how much demand there is from the 1st before making any investment into diversification.

  4. Sarah August 27, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

    Great information on the Green Deal!

    For those that what to know more I found this infographic http://greendealaccredited.com/green-deal/the-green-deal-six-months-on/ that shows people whats happened 6 months into the launch of the Green Deal

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  1. Update on the Green Deal for Installers « blogging - July 27, 2012

    […] The FENSA UKAS certification that we shared with you in June has allowed us to provide this certification process for the Green Deal back to our installers. If you are not sure of the details, have another look and refresh your memory. […]

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