UK firm helping SMES to become Green Deal certified rejects claims the scheme is failing

Easy Green Deal provides mentoring and support to installers and assessor organisations completing the Green Deal Certified process. Easy Green Deal offer a range of support mechanisms to tradesmen who want to add a Green Deal Accredited badge to their toolkit. They have rubbished recent accusations levelled at the scheme, which claim that only a few householders have benefited from the scheme.

Using its industry insight, Easy Green Deal calculates 19,000 homes have already been assessed, far surpassing the project target of 10,000. It also draws attention to the fact that the Green Deal Scheme is an ambitious, 20 year programme designed to deliver improvement on an unprecedented scheme.

Having first hand experience working with tradesmen eager to become certified in order to be able to carry out energy saving assessments and works means Easy Green Deal is uniquely placed to assess real grass level support. It reveals that it has helped thousands of small businesses, ranging from electricians and roofers to heating engineers and plumbers to become Green Deal Certified. It points out this uptake from service providers not only creates more jobs and stimulates the construction industry but is indicative of consumer demand.

Thomas Farquhar, marketing manager for Easy Green Deal is a staunch supporter of the scheme. He said, ‘The Green Deal has got off to a fantastic start. Judging by how many companies are using us to help gain Green Deal Accreditation we can see a thoroughly positive future ahead for the industry. As with any new scheme, it takes time for the consumers to understand and commit so I think we will be seeing a big up take over the coming months. It’s important to remember this is a brand new scheme which only launched this year and is here for the long run.’

Easy Green Deal is not alone in its support for The Green Deal. Energy Minister Greg Barker recently told constituents that, ‘Driving greater energy efficiency is a challenge when both private and public finances are constrained. The Green Deal is now gathering pace and is set to support 60,000 insulation jobs, up from 26,000 in 2012. By 2020, household bills should be 11 per cent lower because of the net effect of our policies.’

Businesses that want to become a Green Deal certified company can find out more and begin the accreditation process at: www.greendealcertified.com

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