Housing Specification Blog

January, 2013

Green by name, green by nature?

January 31, 2013 Alexandra Blakeman Planning & Legislation

Cavity wall and loft insulation by eaga staff in Retford 22/7/08

You’d be forgiven for forgetting that Green Deal was launched on Monday. The government’s flagship energy efficiency scheme was somewhat overshadowed by the controversial installation of the HS2 high-speed London trainline. Are British homeowners aware of the scheme’s merits, nay its existence? Research conducted by uSwitch suggests that just two in ten consumers have heard […]


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EWI Industry Prepares for Green Deal

January 18, 2013 Alexandra Blakeman Innovations

Mike Threadgold

Today’s guest post comes from INCA Chairman Mike Threadgold. He spoke to HS about the role of the EWI Industry in the forthcoming Green Deal initiative. Over the past year, INCA has gone from strength to strength, successfully raising awareness of the benefits of EWI and the work of INCA members as the industry prepares […]


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Is the Green Deal cashback scheme right for you?

January 15, 2013 Alexandra Blakeman Planning & Legislation


Yesterday (14 January) saw the launch of the Green Deal cashback scheme, ahead of the full Green Deal initiative which comes into force on 28 January. As the government’s flagship environmental initiative, the Green Deal seeks to help homeowners improve the energy efficiency of their properties, with costs repaid through energy bill savings. The cashback […]


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