Press Release:
NIA welcomes Scottish Governments move to help with cost of Green Deal assessments

Release Date 10 July 2013

The National Insulation Association (NIA) has welcomed the recent announcement by the Scottish Government that from 1st July 2013 householders can apply for £150 towards the cost of a Green Deal assessment.
 
Wilson Shaw, Chair of the NIA Scotland, commented: "As Chair of the National Insulation Association's Scottish Forum, once house holders have had a Green Deal assessment which will provide them with advice on how to make their homes more energy efficient it will also qualify them for a Green Homes Cashback voucher."

Mr Shaw added: "The Cashback voucher is open to owner occupiers, private and social tenants and private landlords and up to £500 is available for insulation measures."

An astounding 60% of heat can be lost through uninsulated walls and roofs but with the right measures put in place, householders in Scotland could be making huge savings on their fuel bills. The Energy Saving Trust reports that by simply installing cavity wall and loft insulation savings of up to £320* per year can be made. The savings are even greater for insulating solid walls and lofts up to £655** per year.

For more information on the Green Deal assessment and how households can apply for a Green Homes Cash back voucher they should contact a local NIA member by visiting the NIA website www.nia-uk.org or calling 08451 636363.


* Based on adding cavity wall insulation (CWI) (saving around £140 per year) and loft insulation (LI) of 270mm (saving around £180 per year). Savings based on an uninsulated three bed semi-detached gas heated house. Figures from the Energy Saving Trust.

** Estimated savings if an uninsulated home installed Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) (saving of around £475) and Loft Insulation (LI) (saving around £180) to the recommended depth of 270mm - based on a three bed gas heated semi-detached house. Figures from the Energy Saving Trust.

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