Thinking of utilising the Green Deal initiative to make energy improvements in your Listed Building? But may not be sure how this may affect your building?
The Green Deal is a government backed scheme that allows property owners to undertake energy saving methods without an initial upfront cost. The repayments are made through your electricity bill. The energy saving options are:
If you own a Listed Building then are more issues to consider, for instance, will the improvements affect the character and appearance of the building, its historic fabric, its performance and ability to breathe and the need for Listed Building Consent.
We at Murphy Associates are able to offer advice to Listed Building Owners either pre or post the Green Deal Assessment on areas of improvement as well as issues to consider. Once an assessment of the significance of the building has been carried out and the impact of the proposed Green Deal initiatives on significance, this information can form part of a Heritage Statement to accompany an application for Listed Building Consent.
If you are thinking of this initiative then contact us for more advice!