Double Glazing and the Green Deal Golden Rule

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Double Glazing and the Green Deal Golden Rule

Double Glazing and the Green Deal Golden Rule

The Golden Rule:


Double Glazing and the Green Deal Golden RuleThe Golden Rule is a piece of legislation that impacts on your Green Deal finance repayments and broadly says you shouldn’t pay back any more than the savings on your bills that come from installing energy-saving improvements such as French Patio Doors.

In other words, Green Deal improvements must be cost less (or be at least equal to) than the expected savings from the energy efficiency over the lifetime of the improvement that has been installed.

  • Replacement Window improvement costs = £2,000 | Life time savings on energy bills = £2,000
  • Replacement Window improvement costs = £2,000 | Life time savings on energy bills = £1,000

If there is a situation where the cost of double glazing windows improvement doesn’t manage to pay for itself, there are options for consumers to make part payment contributions toward the cost in order to meet the golden rule. However, there could be ECO funding available for places that are “hard to treat” or “vulnerable properties”