The first leaflets from the new Go Lo Green Deal campaign have started landing on doormats across Macclesfield. (The leaflet itself can be downloaded from HERE.)
The Green Deal is intended to make it easier to finance the costs of installing energy efficiency measures to improve the comfort of homes and to reduce energy costs. With payments made through utility bills guaranteed to be lower than the saving being made, it will insulate not just the buildings but also their owners from the future impact of utility bill increases. And with energy prices set to rise, the financial benefits should become more and more apparent over time.
Go-lo, a community-based organisation and the first Green Deal energy efficiency adviser in the town will be responsible for the project in Macclesfield. The grant will be used to raise awareness of the Green Deal scheme and to convert two existing buildings into energy efficient ‘Superhomes’ to show exactly what is possible. Macclesfield’s housing stock reflects the town’s history and heritage but it falls short in many ways in its energy performance. The grant will allow go-lo to provide up to 300 free energy assessments that will illustrate the potential for energy savings and fuel bill reductions possible for residents across the Borough.