The Department of Energy and Climate Change commissioned ICF International, working with BMG Research, to carry out quantitative and qualitative research with selected businesses that were not registered participants with the Green Deal supply chain.
This study forms part of the evaluation of the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) programme.
The aim of this study was to provide evidence on why certain types of business had, at the time of research (the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014), chosen not to become Green Deal suppliers, and to examine whether there were any barriers to entry. As well as provide information about the market outside the Green Deal, including if and how these businesses engaged with the Green Deal supply chain.
The research was conducted between January and April 2014.