What is the Green Energy Grant?
Under the Green Homes Grant, the government will pay at least two-thirds of the cost of home improvements that save energy,
up to to a maximum of £5k. For the poorest households it will be more generous;
The green energy grant could be as much as £10,000 and cover the cost of the renovations in full.
For example, a homeowner of a semi-detached or end-of-terrace house could install cavity wall and floor insulation for about £4,000
the homeowner would pay £1,320 while the government would contribute £2,680.
What is being invested in public buildings?
The government is investing £1b in improving insulation in public buildings such as schools and hospitals including funding of £50m to pilot innovative schemes to retrofit social housing at scale
with measures including insulation, double glazing and Air heat pumps.
Air-to-water heat pumps absorb heat from the outside air, and transfer the heat to water.
An air-to-water system distributes heat via your wet central heating system. Heat pumps work much more efficiently at a lower temperature than a standard boiler system would.
This makes them more suitable for underfloor heating systems or larger radiators, which give out heat at lower temperatures over longer periods of time.