The government’s Green Homes Services gets a makeover
The government’s Green Homes Service, announced last November, sounded like a helping hand for architects quizzed by their residential clients on energy efficiency.
Environment secretary Hilary Benn this month announced that the idea had been repackaged and will now be delivered by the Energy Saving Trust. The trust will receive over £100 million over the next three years for the Act on CO2 project. It has launched a free-phone advice line, offering expertise on reducing the carbon footprint of any home. Over the next 12 months, it will roll out a network of advice centres nationally.
Londoners have had access to the London Development Agency’s Green Homes Concierge Service since January, which offers homeowners a consultation for £199.