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The National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies has launched an online resource to provide a comprehensive introduction to the Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation (ECO).

Designed with the self-build market in mind, users can develop their knowledge and understanding of what the Green Deal and the ECO entails, how it can help with their projects, and what they may be eligible for with regards to energy efficiency improvements covered by these schemes.

Cathryn Hickey, executive director of the National Skills Academy, explained: “Our new interactive tool is highly recommended for those involved in building and property renovation with an interest in energy saving measures and ‘green’ technologies.

The information is engaging, enabling quick and easy access to additional documents, policies and snippets of information, which all provide clear and digestible information on the Government’s Green Deal.”

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On completing this e-learning programme, users will be able to confidently:

– understand what the Green Deal is and how it can benefit their buildings
– understand the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and the applications it relates to
– identify the various funding options available for energy efficiency improvements
– understand the requirements and steps to become a certified Green Deal Installer, ideal for self-builders looking to do related work themselves.

The information has been split two learning modules: The Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation and The Green Deal Installer Certification Overview, and at the end of each module there are series questions putting your learning to the test.

The Green Deal and ECO e-learning course is available to purchase from www.nsaet.org.uk, priced £44.99.

Please Note: This Article is 6 years old. This increases the likelihood that some or all of it's content is now outdated.
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