October 12, 2012, 2:20 pm -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Consumers looking to take control of their energy costs will be able to get the latest energy efficiency advice from npower at this year's Grand Designs Live.
Visitors to Grand Designs will be able to meet with npower's energy experts, receive energy efficiency advice, discuss what renewable technologies are available to them and sign up to receive more information about the Government's new Green Deal initiative, as it progresses.
npower is inviting visitors to the stand to learn more about how to create a warmer home, including how the Green Deal might help them to achieve this. The aim of Green Deal is to revolutionise the energy efficiency of British properties and reduce carbon emissions. With the Green Deal, households will be able to receive finance in the form of a loan, to help pay for energy efficiency improvements, such as loft, cavity or solid wall insulation. It works on a 'pay as you save' principle allowing consumers to repay the loan in instalments via their energy bill. As well as avoiding potentially large up front costs, which can be a massive barrier, consumers can take comfort in the knowledge that repayments should not exceed the estimated savings on their energy bills – the so called 'Golden Rule'.
Visitor's who sign up to receive more information about the Green Deal and request an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for their home from npower, will automatically be entered into a free prize draw for up to £5,000 worth of energy efficiency improvements.
David Titterton, npower's Director of ECO and Green Deal Delivery said: "Saving energy for consumers is key to running a successful energy services business. There are significant changes to government legislation taking place which, in principle, should make access to key energy saving improvements easier for everyone. The Green Deal is a fundamental shift in the way that people can finance energy efficiency improvements for their home.
"While the final details are still being worked on, we want to encourage as many people as possible to find out more about the Green Deal and energy efficiency. So why not come down to Grand Designs and visit us at our stand."
Grand Designs Live is taking place until October 14th at the NEC and is the UK's leading home show. The event will have over 500 exhibitors, across six different sections, covering interiors, gardens, home improvement, renovations and technology. Visit npower on stand B550.
Notes to editors:
Green Deal repayments should not exceed the estimated savings the householder is making on their energy bills - the so called 'Golden Rule'. For example; If loft insulation is installed and the estimated energy saving in the first year following installation is £85, the annual repayment to the Green Deal provider should not exceed £85.
npower is one of the top gas and electricity suppliers to the UK business market, serving over 238,000 small to medium sized enterprise sites and around 17,000 industrial and commercial customers, with over 100,000 sites.
npower Industrial and Commercial Markets is an award-winning business energy
supplier. In 2010 it was named 'The Consumer Supplier of the Year' at The Energy
Event and was also awarded 'Energy Supplier of the Year' at the inaugural Energy
'Buying & Supplying Excellence' Awards. Both awards were voted for by business
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