1 Citation and commencement

This Order may be cited as the Green Deal (Qualifying Energy Improvements) Order 2012 and comes into force on 28th January 2013.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 28 January 2013: see above.

2 Interpretation

2Interpretation

In this Order—

“the Act” means the Energy Act 2011;

“biomass” means material, other than fossil fuel or peat, which is, or is derived directly or indirectly from, plant matter, animal matter, fungi or algae;

“micro combined heat and power” means a combined heat and power system with an electrical capacity of 50 kilowatts or less;

“micro wind generation” means a wind turbine or turbines with a nominal output of 300 watts or more but no more than 50 kilowatts measured at a wind speed of 11m/s.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 28 January 2013: see art 1.

3 Qualifying energy improvements under section 1(4)(b) of the Act

3Qualifying energy improvements under section 1(4)(b) of the Act

The energy efficiency improvements in the Schedule to this Order are specified for the purposes of section 1(4)(b) of the Act as qualifying energy improvements.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 28 January 2013: see art 1.

Signature

Edward Davey

Secretary of State

Department of Energy and Climate Change

6th August 2012

SCHEDULE Qualifying Energy Improvements

SCHEDULE  Qualifying Energy Improvements Article 3

The energy efficiency improvements specified by article 3 are—

(a)    air source heat pumps;

(b)    biomass boilers;

(c)    biomass room heaters (with radiators);

(d)    cavity wall insulation;

(e)    chillers;

(f)    cylinder thermostats;

(g)    draught proofing;

(h)    duct insulation;

(i)    gas-fired condensing boilers;

(j)    ground source heat pumps;

(k)    hot water showers;

(l)    hot water systems;

(m)    hot water taps;

(n)    external wall insulation systems;

(o)    fan-assisted storage heaters;

(p)    flue gas heat recovery devices;

(q)    heating controls for wet central heating systems or warm air systems;

(r)    heating ventilation and air-conditioning controls (including zoning controls);

(s)    high performance external doors;

(t)    hot water controls (including timers and temperature controls);

(u)    hot water cylinder insulation;

(v)    internal wall insulation systems (for external walls);

(w)    lighting systems, fittings and controls (including rooflights, lamps and luminaires);

(x)    loft or rafter insulation (including loft hatch insulation);

(y)    mechanical ventilation with heat recovery systems;

(z)    micro combined heat and power;

(aa)    micro wind generation;

(bb)    oil-fired condensing boilers;

(cc)    photovoltaics;

(dd)    pipework insulation;

(ee)    radiant heating;

(ff)    replacement glazing;

(gg)    roof insulation;

(hh)    room in roof insulation;

(ii)    sealing improvements (including duct sealing);

(jj)    secondary glazing;

(kk)    solar blinds, shutters and shading devices;

(ll)    solar water heating;

(mm)    transpired solar collectors;

(nn)    under-floor heating;

(oo)    under-floor insulation;

(pp)    variable speed drives for fans and pumps;

(qq)    warm-air units;

(rr)    waste water heat recovery devices attached to showers;

(ss)    water source heat pumps.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 28 January 2013: see art 1.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order specifies descriptions of energy efficiency improvements for the purposes of section 1(4)(b) of the Act.

Under article 3, the energy efficiency improvements in the Schedule to this Order are specified for the purposes of section 1(4)(b) of the Act as qualifying energy improvements. Subject to the other requirements of section 1(4) of the Act, an energy plan will be a green deal plan under the Act where qualifying energy improvements are installed under the plan at an eligible property within the meaning given by section 1(9) of the Act.

A full regulatory impact assessment of the effect that this instrument will have on the costs of business and the voluntary sector is available from the Green Deal Legislation Team, Department of Energy and Climate Change, 3 Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HH and is published with the Explanatory Memorandum alongside the instrument on www.legislation.gov.uk.