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Three-quarters of households take up Green Deal improvements

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More than three-quarter of households who have had Green Deal assessments are planning energy efficiency improvements

Research published today (25 June) has found that almost half of households (47 per cent) who had received Green Deal advice, said they either had, or were planning to get energy saving measures installed.

Another 31 per cent said they would ‘definitely or probably’ install at least one measure, which could include solid wall insulation, loft insulation, condensing boilers, draught proofing, or energy efficient glazing.

For most taking up a Green Deal assessment the motivation was money, with less than 40 per cent saying it was for environmental reasons.

Despite this positivity, awareness of the Green Deal remains low and has changed little since before the scheme launched in January.

Green Deal figures released in May, suggest more than 18,000 Green Deal assessments have taken place. The latest figures are due to be released later this week. This will also include the first release of figures which reveal how many of these assessments have been carried forward to installations.

Speaking at the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Green Deal, energy secretary Edward Davey is expected to say: ‘All the signs are that British householders are motivated by energy efficiency. In an era of rising energy prices, the benefits are obvious.

Last week we saw evidence that energy efficiency adds a premium to property values. Now we have evidence that Green Deal assessments are leading to householders investing in energy saving measures’.

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