NICEIC sponsors Westminster Green Deal debate
NICEIC has joined 120 key industry suppliers, policy-makers and representatives from the gas and electricity industry for a keynote speech on the upcoming Green Deal at an event in Westminster.
The event was hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Gas Safety Group and sponsored by Ascertiva, parent company of NICEIC.
It featured a presentation from Minister for Energy and Climate Change Greg Barker; David Thorne, chief executive of Gemserve, the Green Deal Oversight Body; and Ascertiva’s new group chair Ann Robinson.
Greg Barker discussed the opportunities that the Green Deal would present to householders, installers and industry, as well as the important role certification bodies would play in maintaining standards.
He said: “Safety in the home is a concern. We must educate the wider consumer about these dangers. The Government must ensure that safety is built into the framework and that the industry has the adequate skills to deliver it.”
NICEIC has been selected by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to provide Green Deal certification.
It can now offer certification to any business wishing to become a Green Deal installer.
Green Deal is proving to be a great opportunity for contractors of all trades and over 380 companies have already signed up for Green Deal installer status via the NICEIC, making them the leading Green Deal certification body. Green Deal will make energy efficiency easy and affordable, aiming to help tackle 14 million properties by 2020. To benefit, installer must have certification against the Green Deal Installer Standard, PAS2013.
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