With over 13,000 accredited installations now registered for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), Sustainable Building Solution (SBS), part of the Travis Perkins Group, is calling for the industry to proactively continue its support by offering easy access to services.
With an appetite for the scheme anticipated to continue into 2015, the company predicts that the RHI will successfully improve efficiency and growth in the renewables sector. Market demand will continue to fluctuate with an already identified increase in the uptake of air source heat pumps and biomass boilers in particular. As a result, on-going training needs to be encouraged if high-quality installation standards are to be maintained and uptake is to remain strong.
Paul Joyner, managing director of SBS, said:
“This continued interest in RHI, as proved by the growing numbers of accredited installations reported since the spring, is extremely encouraging and marks a positive future for sustainable business growth and the quality of building standards in the UK.
“Installers must be able to have confidence that as the RHI reaches new milestones they have easy access to the correct advice and training. I see the construction industry as a whole, which includes the roles that SBS plays, as central to this.”
To help installers access RHI opportunities, SBS has developed a range of assessment, training, and mentoring services covering biomass, solar thermal, and heat pump technologies. Microgeneration Certification Scheme accrediting can also be achieved through SBS’ official partner PPL Training.