One of the particular types of property targeted by the minister's department will be those that have the most thermal inefficiency and Mr Huhne said the launch of the Green Deal in 2012 would be a "national overhaul" of how private residencies manage their consumption.
The piece of legislation itself was introduced in December last year and will encourage private companies to install improvement measures to homes at no initial charge. The costs will then be taken out in instalments through energy bills.
Last month, a call was put out for firms to submit information regarding how they intend to implement the new rules and the deadline for acceptance ended on April 4th.
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