New £2 billion Green Homes Grant

ZLC Energy is proud to be involved in the government’s new Green Homes Grant!  The grant will give over 600,000 homeowners in England up to £10,000 to install insulation, heat pumps, solar thermal and more. This scheme aims to help households cut energy bills.

The £2 billion Green Homes Grant will be going live at the end of September 2020. The new scheme will see the government fund up to two-thirds of the cost of home improvements of over 600,000 homes.

The new vouchers are worth up to £5,000 for homeowners and up to a maximum of £10,000 for households on low income.

Tradespeople / installers must be registered with TrustMark or Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accredited to take part in the scheme.

The Green Homes Grants will give vouchers to homeowners, owner occupiers, and social/private landlords. These vouchers permit the installation of one or more of the following:

  • solid wall, under-floor, cavity wall or roof insulation
  • air source or ground source heat pumps
  • solar thermal

In addition, households can use their voucher for further energy saving measures. These include one or more of the following:

  • double or triple glazing / secondary glazing, when replacing single glazing
  • upgrading to energy efficient doors
  • hot water tank/appliance tank thermostats / heating controls

Heating buildings accounts for almost a fifth of UK greenhouse gas emissions and reducing carbon dioxide from homes will be essential to reaching net zero by 2050.

The available measures are split into “primary” and “secondary” categories.Households will need to install at least one of the primary measures below to qualify for funding.

Primary measures

  • Insulation: Solid wall, cavity wall, under-floor, loft, flat roof, room in roof
  • Low carbon heat: Air source heat pump, ground source heat pump, solar thermal

So long as there is at least one primary measure in the package of works, households will also be able to install secondary measures.

Secondary measures

  • Draught proofing
  • Windows and doors: Double / triple glazing (where replacing single glazing), secondary glazing (in addition to single glazing), upgrading to energy efficient doors (where replacing doors installed prior to 2002)
  • Heating controls and insulation: appliance thermostats, hot water tank thermostats,hot water tank insulation, smart heating controls, zone controls, delayed start thermostat, thermostatic radiator valves

For low-carbon heating to be installed, households will need to have adequate insulation (e.g. wall and loft, where applicable). These can be installed as part of a package – they do not have to already be in situ.

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