NICEIC Group has been accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to run a Microgeneration Scheme(MCS) for installers. The Microgeneration Scheme is designed to register businesses undertaking environmental technologies installation work in dwellings in the United Kingdom.

The initial scope of accreditation includes Solar Thermal Hot Water and Heat Pumps, with plans to extend the scope throughout 2009 to include Solar Photovoltaic (PV), Combined Heat and Power (CHP), Biomass, Rainwater Harvesting, Micro Wind and Micro Hydro Turbines. The Microgeneration Scheme will also allow businesses to self-certify their work in compliance with Building Regulations.

microgeneration scheme“I’m proud that NICEIC Group is one of the first organisations to gain UKAS accreditation for the Scheme,” says Emma McCarthy, Chief Operating Officer NICEIC Group Limited. “We can now offer a one-stop-shop for installers of environmental technologies by combining this with our Building Regulations Competent Persons Schemes which covers plumbing, heating, ventilation, energy efficiency and electrical work. This will help reduce costs for installers and they will be able to gain access to grant funding to pass onto their customers when installing environmental technologies.”

NICEIC Group is asking installers to register their interest in the Microgeneration Scheme by contacting them for further information.