HEEPS: Cashback scheme
Claim up to £5,800 through the Scottish Government’s HEEPS: Cashback scheme.
The Scottish Government is offering owner occupiers, private and social tenants and registered private sector landlords a rebate towards installing eligible energy efficiency measures for properties that are in council tax bands A to C. The measures must be recommended in a pre-install Green Deal Advice Report for the property.
Funding is divided into categories with up to £500 available for installing a new boiler, up to £400 for insulation measures and up to £300 for other measures like draught proofing or secondary glazing. For installations of solid wall insulation 75% of the total cost of the work, up to £4,500 is also available. Additional premiums are also available to households which are classified as living in a remote rural area of Scotland. Applicants who install at least one eligible measure and claim funding through the scheme are also entitled to a maximum of £100 towards the cost of their Green Deal Advice Report.
The scheme is available on a first come, first served basis and is subject to available funding.
The Green Deal is a UK wide initiative which will enable householders and businesses make energy efficiency improvements to their property without having to pay any upfront capital costs. There are currently over 45 measures available in the Green Deal, including draught-proofing, and loft, cavity wall and solid wall insulation; as well as a whole host of other measures such as replacement windows, renewable technology and new heating/ hot water systems.
The aim of the Green Deal is to encourage householders to benefit from energy saving measures – without the cost burden, which will be attached to the house and not to the person. The cost of the Green Deal measures will be paid for through the property’s electricity bill – which will be offset by the energy savings from the improvements installed. Any measures installed under Green Deal must meet ‘The Golden Rule’, i.e. the energy cost savings must meet or exceed the cost of the measures over a given payback period.
Anyone interested in a Green Deal package must firstly arrange for a registered and qualified Green Deal Advisor to come and visit their home to carry out an energy and occupancy assessment called the Green Deal Advice Report (GDAR). Following the GDAR - and providing the resident wishes to proceed with installing any or all of the measures recommended that meet the golden rule – the finance is then arranged with a certified Green Deal Provider which is agreed in a Green Deal Plan. Once the finance has been approved the Provider will then arrange for the work to be undertaken by an approved Green Deal Installer/s.
ECO (Energy Company Obligation) will work alongside the Green Deal, by providing extra financial help to householders who are most in need and to those that live in properties which are harder to treat. This will include support for a range of heating and insulation improvements to low income and vulnerable households. Social housing tenants can also benefit from the ECO scheme.
WE ARE GREEN DEAL APPROVED FOR THE FOLLOWING:
Cavity Wall Insulation
Internal Wall Insulation
Condensing Gas Boilers
Condensing Oil Boilers
Heating Controls (6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5 & 6.6)
In addition to the practical installation of energy efficiency measures, RDI Renewables Ltd. also has qualified Domestic Energy Assessors and Green Deal Advisors, who can visit your home from end March 2013 to produce a valid Energy Performance Certificate and Green Deal Advice Report.
Why ChooseRDI Renewables Ltd.?
· RDI Renewables Ltd. has been delivering insulation across the Scottish Highlands
· We are a well-known, fully insured and reputable company
· We are fully certified and meet PAS 2030 and are Green Deal Installer approved
· We are a quality assured company, and meet the international quality standard ISO9001 as well as the Green Deal Quality Mark
· RDI Renewables Ltd. has good links within the community and with relevant local, regional and national partners
· We have an excellent understanding of the insulation industry
· RDI Renewables Ltd.has valid memberships with relevant insulation bodies, including BBA, CIGA and NIA
RDI Renewables Ltd have two qualified Green Deal Assessors who work in conjunction with Instagroup completing Green Deal Assessments.
Green Deal Code of Practice
To view a copy of the Green Deal Code of Practice, please click on the link below:
Green Deal Guides
For further information about the Green Deal and to download free Green Deal Guides, please click on the link below:
Home Energy Scotland
For free impartial and independent energy efficiency advice, including the Green Deal, please contact your local Home Energy Scotland Advice Centre free from a landline or mobile on 0808 808 2282.
Contact us for more information:
Address: RDI Renewables Ltd.
2 Princes Street