Go green and get rewarded

As part of the UK’s bid to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, we’re all doing our part to live more sustainably. And where better for us to make our greatest positive change than in our homes. 

To kickstart a revolution in greener living, the Green Homes Grant will help up to 600,000 British homeowners and landlords create more energy-efficient homes. This government scheme will cover up to two-thirds of the cost of energy-efficiency measures such as insulation, solar thermal technology, and air-source heat pumps like the Daikin Altherma range.

There are two sets of vouchers available: the general scheme is worth up to £5,000 or two-thirds of the cost of eligible energy-efficiency measures, with a low-income scheme for households on a reduced income or certain benefits which offers renovations worth up to £10,000.

Who can claim?

The general Green Homes Grant vouchers will be available to:

  • All homeowners in owner-occupied homes, including long-leaseholders and shared ownership properties
  • Landlords of private sector domestic properties
  • Landlords of social sector domestic properties, including LA-owned homes
  • Residential park home owners

The Green Homes Grant is not eligible for use in:

  • New-build domestic properties
  • Non-domestic properties

To redeem your voucher, you’ll need to use an MCS or TrustMark accredited professional to complete your installation.

What does it cover?

The Green Homes Grant scheme incentivises carbon reduction in UK homes, making it easier for homeowners across the nation to positively transform their energy efficiency. 

The grant is split into primary and secondary measures, and any homeowner must choose at least one primary measure to qualify for a Green Homes Grant voucher.

Primary measures:

  • Insulation measures, including solid wall, under-floor, cavity wall or roof insulation
  • Low carbon domestic heating, including solar thermal, ground-source or air-source heat pump technology – such as the Daikin Altherma range

In addition to at least one of these primary measures you may also be eligible for additional funding towards select secondary carbon-reduction measures.

Secondary measures:

  • Draught proofing
  • Upgrading or replacing windows and doors, including double/triple glazing (where replacing single glazing), secondary glazing (in addition to single glazing), or upgrading to energy efficient doors (where replacing doors installed prior to 2002)
  • Heating controls and insulation, including appliance thermostats, hot water tank thermostats, hot water tank insulation, smart heating controls, zone controls, delayed start thermostat, thermostatic radiator valves

Finding a trusted installer 

Your voucher is only valid for use with qualified professionals who have the right credentials, so you can be sure any work meets the highest standards of quality. So whichever carbon-saving choice you make, you’ll need a professional installer who is both TrustMark and MCS accredited to complete the work for you.

At Daikin, we’ve always believed customer satisfaction and safety comes first, and we have MCS accredited professionals ready to help you bring renewable heat into your home in our Sustainable Home Network.

So if you choose a Daikin Altherma heat pump to heat your home more sustainably, you can enjoy the complete peace of mind that comes with our world-leading carbon saving technology and our unrivalled first-class service too.

How to apply

Further details on how to apply for a voucher will be announced by the government ahead of the scheme’s full launch in September 2020.

Low-income scheme

The Green Homes Grant low-income scheme is being launched to ensure everyone can benefit from making a positive change in their home.

You may be eligible for up to £10,000 of energy efficiency measures for your home if you receive at least one of the following benefits:

  • Income based Jobseekers allowance 
  • Income based Employment & Support Allowance 
  • Income Support 
  • Pension Guarantee Credit 
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credits 
  • Universal Credit 
  • Disability Living Allowance 
  • Personal Independence Payment 
  • Attendance Allowance 
  • Carer’s Allowance 
  • Severe Disablement Allowance 
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit 
  • Contribution based Jobseekers allowance 
  • Contribution based Employment & Support Allowance
  • Housing benefit

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