Who is who in the UK Green Deal
To give you some idea about the green deal and who’s involved there is a brief description of who’s who & what’s what. The Green Deal process would normally involve the following key features:
By the way, although the Green Deal covers about 40 or so home improvement categories, unfortunately, it does apply to the installation of double glazed patio doors and windows.
Common terms used in Green Deal Literature
- Consumer / Client: Residential or commercial property owner/occupier.
- Green Deal Provider: Provides financial services such as green deal loans to pay for improvement measure through a Green Deal Plan.
- Green Deal Advisor: Carries out & creates Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s) and Green Deal Advice Reports (GDAR’s).
- Green Deal Installers: They are the companies that install the energy efficiency improvement “measures” which are funded by Green Deal Plans.
- Electricity / Utility Supplier: Collects the Green Deal finance payments via the consumer bill payer to repay green deal financing back the provider.
- Green Deal Measure: Means an energy efficient improvement that has been funded through the Green Deal (in part or in full).
- Green Deal Provider: A company that can offer financing arrange property improvements and handle all future customer service, including being the main contact point.
Green Deal Providers can be charities, local or national companies, utility companies or even your local council. It’s not compulsory for you to use your current electricity supplier as Green Deal Provider; you can get as many quotes as you like in order to find the most attractive package on offer.
Green Deal Advisor (GDA): Any advisor must be properly certified as a GDA. They produce the Green Deal Advice Report (based on a survey of you property & lifestyle needs). The report must be impartial.