Circulator pumps are set to be included in the Green Deal after pump industry lobbying has forced a U-turn by the Building Research Establishment.

“The exclusion of circulator pumps left a gaping hole in the Green Deal programme. Without circulator pumps a complete system approach to home energy efficiency, including boiler, heating controls and insulation, is impossible. We believe their inclusion will make a significant contribution to the upgrading of the UK’s housing stock and the governments C02 targets,” he concluded.