Public awareness and interest in the Green Deal is growing, according to the domestic Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation monthly report, published today.

Presenting the second monthly statistics on GD and Energy Company Obligation (ECO), the report showed that 9,268 GD Assessments have been lodged to the end of March, up from 1,803 at the end of February.

The number of accredited GD Assessor Organisations and the GD Advisors they employ also rose from 77 to 108 and 618 to 1,003 respectively.

Additionally, £68.9 million worth of contracts had been let through the ECO brokerage system, compared to £26.9 million at the end of February.

“It is clearly very early days but the latest figures on the Green Deal show that this new market is gathering real momentum - 9,268 Green Deal Assessments taking place in just over two months is very encouraging and shows a genuine interest from consumers,” said Energy & Climate Change Minister Greg Barker.

“The number of businesses getting on board continues to rise steadily, underlining that the Green Deal offers fantastic new commercial opportunities. Forty eight firms are now authorised as providers, with a further 831 registered to carry out installations and over a thousand individuals registered to offer assessments. Overall this is a really promising start for the Green Deal.”