Following the ECO3 consultation, the government has decided to incorporate the TrustMark Government Endorsed Quality scheme and the updated PAS standards (PAS 2035:2019 and PAS 2030:2019) into ECO3. But what does this all mean?
An amendment to existing ECO policy came into effect on 1st January 2020, with a new requirement for ECO measures to be installed by, or under the responsibility of, a person who is registered with TrustMark, and for the work to be lodged into the TrustMark Data Warehouse. In order for this to be achieved, businesses delivering these ECO funded energy efficiency measures must first become certified to PAS 2030:2019. Once this happens the requirements of PAS 2035 commences, which means that installers and others within the supply chain will need to start working with TrustMark approved retrofit professionals.
Installers and delivery partners will need to adopt the new PAS 2035:2019 and updated PAS 2030:2019 specification before the 1st July 2021. If they refuse to do this they will be unable to deliver energy efficiency measures under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme. However, for those who adopt these new specifications during the transitionary period (1st Jan 2020 – 30th June 2021), they will be awarded with a 20% uplift for all ECO3 measures delivered.
If you want to get involved with the PAS 2035 process as a Retrofit professionals you can find out more please click the link provided above.
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