DRHI

Demand for low carbon heating systems is growing

If you’re a heating engineer, chances are you have heard all about the Government’s ambitions to change the way homes are heated. A greater focus on climate change and the need to become energy independent in the UK has left us with no other option but to shift away from fossil fuels. But how much […]

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How will the DRHI Closure affect installers?

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (DRHI) scheme is closing to new applications at midnight on 31 March 2022. To gain further insight into the thoughts and understanding of installers regarding the closure of the scheme, HIES conducted an industry survey to air source heat pump installers to gather some responses. Mark Woods, HIES Operations Director, […]

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Key changes to MCS Heat Pump Standard

MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) has announced fundamental changes to its Heat Pump Standard. The existing Heat Pump Standard (MIS 3005) will be split into two standards – one for Heat Pump Design (MIS 3005-D) and one for Heat Pump Installation (MIS 3005-I). The changes come following the closure of the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (DRHI) on […]

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Q&A with Ian Rippin – CEO of MCS

Installer spoke to Ian Rippin – CEO of the MCS – about what’s in store for the heating, plumbing and renewables industries in 2022: Q. What, in your opinion, is the biggest challenge the sector faces in 2022? Ian: There are quite a number of challenges to consider but in the short-term, the supply chain will […]

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Green Homes Grant can be used alongside DRHI

LG has greeted the latest news from Government regarding the Green Homes Grant positively with clarification received that the Grant can be used alongside the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (DRHI). This means as an upfront payment to provide an immediate offset for the capital cost of the heat pump, rather than having to wait for […]

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