Green Deal Guidance for the Water Sector

The aim of the guidance is to encourage water companies and Green Deal / ECO providers to work in partnership on joint energy and water efficiency delivery for UK householders.

With the Green Deal and ECO approaching, both organisations emphasise the important role that water efficiency has to play in any energy efficiency delivery scheme. The Guidance was developed with input from water, energy and housing sector stakeholders, and quantifies that water efficiency will result in household energy bill and carbon savings.  The Guidance aims to help Green Deal / ECO schemes achieve the following: 

  • Integrate water devices in energy efficiency installation in homes - to further reduce household energy bills and carbon emissions for scheme providers
  • Increase the amount and quality of customer engagement on water use and potential savings - helping people save water through behaviour, which is as important as installing water-efficiency measures
  • Increase the in-home delivery of water-saving devices for the water sector – increasing resilience to climate change (and potentially cutting water bills too, where a home is metered for water)

The Guidance also outlines the device options and advice content which can help improve sustainable water use, while also saving money on family energy bills.

Author

Waterwise & Energy Saving Trust

Published

1 December 2012

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