Confusion over Green Deal

Published:  17 January, 2013

One in five people are confused about what to buy under the Green Deal, according to a survey conducted by the Energy Saving Trust. The survey shows that 47% of respondents have an interest in installing an energy efficient boiler, 52% are interested in installing double glazing and 21% are 'very interested' in fitting insulation.

In response, the Energy Saving Trust announced it is extending its labelling and verification services after 12 years of running the consumer-facing Energy Saving Trust recommended scheme.

Matthew Knight, head of assurance, Energy Saving Trust says: "We'll give consumers the reassurance they need and provide businesses with tailor-made schemes to give them the confidence they need to offer new green products and services."

New services from the Trust include labelling schemes for green products to help inform consumers' buying decisions and a green claims verification service for validating companies' claims, messages and product information.

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