Preparing for Green Deal

Project Director: Jan Gilbertson
Project Duration: 2012-2013

Responsibility for improving energy efficiency levels in the private rented sector lies largely with private landlords. The recent introduction of the Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), which runs alongside the Green Deal, are designed to support the take-up of energy efficient home improvements and are now the main vehicles, other than self-finance, by which private landlords can improve the thermal efficiency of their properties. 

Commissioned by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (MBC) and NHS Rotherham (Public Health), this project explores the attitudes and perceptions of the Green Deal amongst private landlords. In commissioning this research Rotherham MBC and NHS Rotherham aim to better understand the potential of the Green Deal and ECO to improve energy efficiency levels within the private rented stock in Rotherham, and to identify any ways in which they might support and encourage take up amongst private landlords locally. It is hoped that by working in partnership with private landlords the benefits of Green Deal can be maximised and affordable energy and warmer, more comfortable homes can be achieved for private tenants.

Project team

Professor of Energy Policy, BA (Hons), MSc, PhD
Reader, BA (Hons), MA, PhD
Senior Research Fellow, BA (Hons), MA


NHS Rotherham
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
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