Green Deal Assessors

MMW can perform the assessments as we are Qualified Green Deal Advisors
A Green Deal assessment is the first step for consumers to enter into a Green Deal plan, and can only be carried out by an authorised Green Deal Assessor. Following the Green Deal Assessment visit, a Green Deal Advice Report is produced which outlines the energy efficiency measures that can form a basis for the Green Deal Improvement Package.

All authorised Green Deal Assessors are listed on the GD ORB website here.

greendealhouse_1A Green Deal Assessor is a Green Deal Approved organisation that is certified by an accredited Green Deal Certification Body against the Assessor Specification and is authorised by the Secretary of State to act as a Green Deal Assessor. A Green Deal Assessor can be a sole trader but they still must be certified by a Green Deal Certification Body.
A Green Deal Assessors may work independently or be part of a larger, Green Deal Provider organisation.
All Green Deal Assessors must comply with the Assessor Specification and the Green Deal Code of Practice at all times and ensure that all Green Deal Advisors working on their behalf also comply with the relevant requirements.

Green Deal Advisors

A Green Deal Advisor is an individual employed or contracted by an authorised Green Deal Assessor who visits the property to undertake a Green Deal assessment and make recommendations for energy saving improvements.
A qualified Green Deal Advisors make recommendations for measures that could improve the energy efficiency of the building and will have the technical knowledge, practical competence and skills to provide consumers with the advice they need in order to make informed decisions.In order for a Green Deal Advisor to be able to operate under the Green Deal, the individual must:

  • Meet the requirements to be set out in both the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Green Deal Advisors;
  • Be employed or contracted by an authorised Green Deal Assessor organisation or become certified and authorised Green Deal Assessor as a sole trader.

Domestic Energy Assessors

EPCs can only be carried out by an accredited Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) and involves carrying out a survey determining the energy efficiency and environmental impact.
The certificate shows a building’s energy efficiency on a A-G scale (where A is the most efficient and G the least efficient), in graphical format.

The Certificate also shows, on a A-G scale, the environmental impact of a home. Better-rated homes should have less impact through carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

MMW Green Solutions Ltd. can help you – Contact Marie Wakefield Qualified DEA for price details – marie.wakefield@hotmail.co.uk

WHY IS THE CERTIFICATE IMPORTANT?
Nearly 40 per cent of the UK’s energy consumption arises from the way in which our buildings are lit, heated and used. Even minor changes in energy performance will have a significant effect in reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions.

PENALTIES FOR NOT OBTAINING AN EPC

The penalty charge specified where the building is a dwelling is £200.00.
Local authorities choose body responsible for enforcement: Usualy Building Control (for new build) and Trading Standards (for existing buildings).

Enforcement agencies have the power to ask to see an EPC, and to issue a penalty if the certificate is not in place.

Trading Standards have access to the Landmark Registry (where certificates are stored) to check that certificates have been produced.

When a person receives a penalty and pays a fine for failure to provide an EPC they must still provide the EPC. This means that if, following the fine, they still fail to provide a certificate, another penalty notice could be issued. If a landlord rented out a property without an EPC and then later sold the property without an EPC, this would be two separate breaches.