ECO3

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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OFTEC responds to ECO3: Improving Consumer Protection consultation

In response to the ECO3: Improving Consumer Protection consultation response, and OFTEC spokesperson said: OFTEC learnt this week that, against our advice, the Government has decided to incorporate TrustMark and the new PAS2035 standard into ECO3 for all energy efficiency measures. While the current changes mainly affect ECO work, the intended future direction of travel […]

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A different PAS-pective – One installer's view about how PAS2035 and ECO3 could be good for the industry

Lee Fisher, Heating Engineer and owner of Green Albion Ltd, takes a look at PAS2035 and ECO3, and shares his thought about how they could be good for the industry: Over the past few weeks I’ve felt a growing need to redress the high level of criticism and condemnation of PAS2035 and ECO3. Lets start […]

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HHIC warns that ECO3 proposals could "threaten the livelihoods of thousands of heating and plumbing businesses"

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) has warned that the proposals in the Government consultation for the Energy Company Obligation (ECO3) could “threaten the livelihoods of thousands of heating and plumbing businesses”. The consultation is seeking views on proposed changes to the current ECO3 scheme. This includes: Incorporating the TrustMark Government Endorsed Quality scheme […]

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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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