eco

Updated storage heater calculator released

A new version of the online calculator tool ecoProCAL has been released to support heating engineers and installers when fitting electric storage heaters in people’s homes under ECO regulations.  Elnur developed the ecoProCAL to enable installers, fitters and retrofit assessors to calculate which heater and importantly, how many heaters are needed to heat a home ensuring […]

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ECO 4 vs ECO 3 – What installers need to know

2022 sees the final phase of the government’s ECO scheme for funding heating efficiency called ECO 4. In this article, Wolseley digs into exactly what is going to change from ECO 3 to ECO 4 and how this will affect installers: What is ECO Funding? ECO stands for the Energy Company Obligation. It is an […]

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Installers working with ECO will now need to be registered with TrustMark – states new regulations

The Government’s new Energy Company Obligation (ECO) regulations (ECO3: improving consumer protection) have been formalised by parliament, and now include TrustMark. It means any contractors operating within the ECO environment, completing energy improvements on people’s homes need to be registered with TrustMark and working under the requirements of the TrustMark Framework Operating Requirement (FOR), providing consumers […]

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Oil boilers will NOT be excluded from the next phase of the Energy Company Obligation scheme (ECO3)

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced that oil boilers will not be excluded from the next phase of the Energy Company Obligation scheme (ECO3) as initially proposed. The decision follows responses by OFTEC, the HHIC and other stakeholders to the ECO3 consultation that underlined that removing oil boilers from the […]

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OFTEC says new ECO3 proposals discriminate against rural households

OFTEC has expressed major concerns that government proposals to exclude oil boilers from the next round of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme would unfairly discriminate against rural households and lead to even higher levels of fuel poverty. Last month BEIS launched a consultation on the introduction of ECO3 which is due to run from […]

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