Press Release:
NIA and its members promote revamped Green Deal

Release Date 16 June 2014

Following the launch by Government of its new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) in England and Wales on 9th June, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is heavily promoting the scheme to consumers and encouraging them to contact its members to upgrade their property’s energy efficiency and be able to claim up to £6000 for Solid Wall Insulation (SWI).

Neil Marshall, Chief Executive of the NIA commented: "The NIA welcomes the launch of the GDHIF and the Government’s continued commitment to helping households to address their cost of living.

"The new GDHIF scheme provides a tremendous opportunity for both householders and the insulation industry and we are actively promoting the scheme to consumers, and recommending that they choose NIA members to carry out the work in order to obtain additional peace of mind. NIA members are required to meet our robust membership criteria and sign up to a strict code of professional practice.

"Since the launch of the GDHIF we have been actively communicating the scheme to consumers via the media, consumer groups and charities. We have also set up a new dedicated section on our website with links to our Green Deal Installer and Provider members and DECCs quick guides on the scheme."

Marshall added: "We have also been actively promoting the scheme to our members and encouraging them to register for it."

Under the new GDHIF householders can apply for:

- 75% of the cost of Solid Wall Insulation up to a maximum of £6000, and;

- Up to £1000 for installing two measures from an approved list including cavity wall insulation

- Up to £100 refund for their Green Deal Assessment Report if at least one recommended measure is installed.

The funding scheme also entitles those who have bought a property in the 12 months before applying to qualify for an additional £500 if they carry out energy efficiency improvements.

Energy & Climate Change Minister, Greg Barker said on the day of the launch: "The Coalition Government is actively helping British consumers cut their energy bills and make their homes warmer and greener too.

"Today, the brand new GDHIF opens for business - offering people up to £7,600 to help pay for an exciting range of energy efficiency improvements. People should apply now for this unmissable offer and cut their bills before next winter."

Green Deal Providers and Insulation Installers wishing to benefit from the NIA's promotion of the scheme and signposting of consumers to its members should contact the NIA as soon as possible to apply for membership.

The NIA offers a number of membership opportunities. Companies interested in finding out more about membership please contact Bev Coombe, Membership and Communications Manager; email bev.coombe@nia-uk.org

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