Energy efficiency and renewable energy measures could soon be sporting a government-backed quality mark if the recommendations of a long-awaited sector review are adopted. The long-awaited Bonfield Review, released by the government on Friday, suggests a widely recognised quality mark would boost consumer confidence and protection in the energy efficiency marketplace. The government’s review of domestic energy efficiency and renewable energy standards was first launched last year in response to the controversial shake-up of green building policies, including the scrapping of the beleaguered Green Deal loan scheme. Chaired by Dr Peter Bonfield – chief executive of the BRE Group – the ‘Each Home Counts’ review set out to consider issues relating to consumer advice, protection, standards and enforcement in relation to home energy efficiency and renewable energy measures in the UK.
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