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Strategic alliance allows HVCA member companies access to MCS scheme

HVCA members now have access to a tailor-made microgeneration certification scheme (MCS) for installers of renewable technologies.

The member benefit has been introduced as a result of a strategic alliance finalised by HVCA subsidiary Building Engineering Services Competence Accreditation (BESCA) and independent certification body NICEIC.

HVCA president Martin Burton, said: “Recent research carried out among HVCA members has revealed that the vast majority are already involved with renewable technologies, and fully recognise the developing business potential they represent.”

“I am delighted that – via its alliance with NICEIC – BESCA is now able to provide members with a ‘one-stop-shop’ for microgeneration certification which will minimise the burden of inspection that is an inevitable element in the demonstration of compliance.”

The research referred to by the president indicates that a total of 77 per cent of HVCA members are already engaged in the design and installation of a wide range of renewable technologies – either carrying out the work themselves, acting as project managers, or fulfilling both roles.

The findings also confirmed that 84 per cent of respondents anticipate continuing growth in demand for renewables in the near future,
and that most are committed to developing skills and expertise in this important business sector.

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