Green Homes Compliance Scheme
Homeowners and residential landlords are now able to apply for a Green Homes Grant to help improve the energy efficiency of homes. The voucher is worth up to £5,000 and it covers up to two-thirds of the cost of installing energy saving home improvements. These can include insulating a home to reduce energy use, such as insulation, double glazing and draught proofing or installing low-carbon heating. Alongside these improvements, installers mustn’t forget to think about ventilation, which is also covered by the Green Homes Grant. If a home is made more air tight to save energy it can end up with indoor air pollution, condensation and mould if ventilation isn’t improved.
Not only that, installers working under the Green Homes Grant scheme must be Trustmark registered and meet Publicly Available Specification Standards (PAS 2030) to install energy efficiency measures. In line with Building Regulations, installers therefore need to comply with the legal requirement that a home’s indoor air quality must not be made worse by adding insulation, double glazing or draught proofing measures under the Green Homes Grant scheme.
Installers will be pleased to know that the Green Homes Grant voucher covers repairing and improving controlled ventilation under reasonable enabling work to support the retrofit. A cost-effective route to compliance within the Green Homes Grant scheme is to install intermittent extract fans of the right size in ‘wet’ rooms and to ensure fresh air enters the building through background ventilators without causing draughts.
To make things simple for installers the Green Homes Compliance Scheme is running alongside the Green Homes Grant to provide guidance on how to ensure a home has enough ventilation when a building’s air tightness is improved. Designed to help installers easily identify products through its Green Homes Compliance badge for accredited products, the badge shows fans will meet Building Regulations requirements and deliver effective ventilation. This means installers will meet their legal requirements.
Choosing a Green Homes Compliance Accredited fan listed below is a simple way for installers to tick all the right boxes helping ensure they overcome ventilation problems that could happen by increasing a home’s airtightness.
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