UK-GBC responds to latest Green Deal assessment figures
More than 9,000 Green Deal assessments have been lodged since the scheme launched at the end of January, according to new statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
The figures show that a total of 9,268 assessments had been lodged at the end of March, up from 1,803 at end of February.
Commenting on the statistics, Richard Griffiths, Policy and Campaigns Consultant at the UK Green Building Council, said: “These new statistics are encouraging and it is now clear that there is real momentum behind the Green Deal and ECO. Businesses are clearly seeing the potential in the retrofit market with an increase in the number of companies signing up to be assessor organisations.
“However, the real proof will be how many of these assessments are ‘converted’ into installations. Long-term incentives will be key to ensuring that there is continued demand for the Green Deal and not just an initial bubble.
“It is also positive to note that many of our members have anecdotally reported an increase in demand for retrofit related services outside of the Green Deal which is likely to have been spurred by the news coverage and advertising around the scheme.”
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