View Author December 2010
In the Coalition Government’s Programme published in May 2010 the “Green Deal” was unveiled as the method by which home energy efficiency improvements would be paid for by savings from energy bills. There was a further promise “to take measures to improve energy efficiency in businesses and public sector buildings”. Following the publication of the Energy Bill recently it is now clear that the Government intends to make the Green Deal available not only to provide energy efficiency improvements to residential buildings but also to commercial buildings. The implications of this somewhat surprising approach need to be carefully considered by the property industry.