The scientific discovery of climate change dates back to the early 19th century. So we can safely say that the scale has been slowly creeping towards disaster for an entire century. 

And for the past few decades, the international scientific community has been shouting that we should all make conscious efforts to reduce the volatile emissions. 

While great progress has been made in the right directions, we are definitely not out of the blue (and into the green) just yet. That is why Fantastic Services will be applying to become a green deal assessor as part of the government’s 2020 Green Deal scheme.

What is the Green Deal?

The Green Deal (also known as the Green Homes Grant) is a £2bn government scheme that helps homeowners with energy-saving improvements. Such home improvements include:

  • Renewable energy (from heat pumps and solar panels)
  • Double glazing and draught-proofing
  • Energy-efficient heating
  • Insulation

So if you think that your home can be fitted to become at least a little bit more energy-efficient, then you can apply for the scheme and get up to £5000 vouchers for home improvements toward a greener way of living. Online applications will open in September 2020.

You can use this Energy Efficiency Calculator to find out ways to reduce your energy bills. Also, here you can find energy efficiency grants that you can apply for.

Fantastic Services will apply to become a green deal assessor

That’s right, we definitely want to be part of this. Working toward a better future for the planet through eco-friendly means is the way to go. And Fantastic Services has always operated with nature in mind. Each year, we are able to save thousands of tons of volatile emissions thanks to our optimised travel routes. And some of our cleaning methods are done with purified water only. Now we are ready to take the next step and do more in terms of eco-friendliness.

What is a green deal assessor?

An organisation can receive accreditation from the Green Deal Certification Body and be authorised by the Secretary of State to function as a Green Deal Assessor. This can be a single technician or an entire company. When the green deal assessor is certified, they can start conducting assessments of properties and producing reports that showcase the energy efficiency of homes. Based on the collected data, suggestions for improvements can be made and homeowners can use their vouchers to have the renovation done.

If you are interested in the Green Deal, then you can find out more on the official government website here.

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