Do you need a Green Deal Assessment to claim RHI?

Anyone living in a newly built home should not need to have a green deal assessment to claim RHI, but calculations can be complicated.

money houses

When looking to claim for the renewable heat incentive (RHI), those of us who have commissioned a builder to build a single house for our own use should fall under the definition of self-builders for the purposes of the renewable heat incentive.

Anyone living in a newly built home which meets current building regulations should not need to have a green deal assessment to claim RHI.

All that is necessary in order to claim RHI is the energy performance certificate (EPC). This certificate will show you the figures for heat demand for both water and space heating. These figures are then used to come up with your RHI payments.

Calculations can become more complicated where equipment such as an air source heat pump is included in the system, whereas biomass boilers and solar thermal systems are fairly easy to calculate around.

Details of the process are still being worked out, but it should not be necessary to have a green deal assessment to claim RHI.

Image by Images Money

post your comment

Comments

comments

feature

One of the most effective ways to encourage wildlife into your garden is by introducing a pond. This guide will show you how to build a pond which your local wildlife will thank you for!

how to build a pond
feature

Here's just a few useful and fun ways you can use the shells of pistachios and other nuts instead of throwing them away

pistachio shells
feature

Find out how to keep your sugar intake low and avoid health problems such as joint inflammation and heart disease

sugar
editorial

Patagonia's unique approach to revealing information on their manufacturing process is something all aspiring green businesses could take a tip from.

patagonia