Everything News Jobs Opportunities Events Products/Services
Go to Home
Sign Up Sign in

The Low Carbon Economy Ltd

28 Apr 2011 10:04:03

Heating industry fears damage to reputation

Heating industry fears damage to reputation
Maintaining the reputation of members of the plumbing and heating industry is essential as the number of renewable technology installations increases, one industry body has claimed.

The heating and plumbing industry is well poised to benefit from the Renewable Heat Incentive, which the government believes will see a seven-fold increase in the number of industrial, commercial and public sector installations by 2020.

Some 150,000 manufacturing, supply chain and installation roles will also be supported under the scheme.

Kevin Wellman, operations director at the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering, said it is vital that the government is committed to green technology, as members of the public are becoming more accepting of "discussions about carbon footprint".

However, he said the "big fear" for members of the industry was that the small minority of bad installers could damage the reputation of others.

"[We must] avoid the unscrupulous people jumping on the bandwagon talking about renewable technologies and creating mayhem or bad press for the competent and conscientious installers out there," he added.  ADNFCR-1235-ID-800514433-ADNFCR

Discussion Thread  

28 Apr 2011

MCS accreditation - which is required for RHI - should prevent cowboys.
Sustainable Tom, Torbay

13 May 2011

MCS is purely an office paper work management scheme and has almost no quality control over system design and installation , only a vast time consuming paper trail. It is really a restrictive practice against already competent installers . GAS Safe charges approx £200 a year why does this scheme cost more than 3 times as much and involve a minimum of 2-3 hours a week of paper work ?

Discussion Thread  


The Low Carbon Economy Ltd Community

Related Items From Everyone

  1. This report studies sales (consumption) of Spline Shaft in United States market, focuses on the...

    07 Dec 2016
  2. DCNS, a French naval defence and marine energy technology company, has invested €14m to acquire...

    07 Feb 2011
  3. MFWR Energie Organisations

    Wir suchen für unsere Investoren Photovoltaik-Projekte in Frankreich und...

  4. The Crown Estate has awarded four companies offshore wind demonstration sites in England and...

    06 Aug 2010
  5. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is to carry out a review as to whether the current system...

    02 Aug 2010

Go To Home

Resource Links

We're social: View Available Feeds Find out more! Leave us your feedback


We appreciate all feedback. Please leave as much or as little as you like about any aspect of this website.

If your message requires a response, please leave your email address.