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04 Aug 20201 minute read

TrustMark to accredit Green Homes Grant

ECAtoday
TrustMark to accredit Green Homes Grant

The Government has urged businesses to register with the TrustMark accreditation scheme ahead of a September launch of the £2bn Green Homes Grant, which aims to provide over 600,000 households with significant financial support for energy efficiency upgrades.

The Government-back accreditation will cover green home improvements including insulation and low-carbon heating such as heat pumps and solar thermal, which will require further accreditation with the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).

Subject to considerations such as requiring suitable insulation, funding will also be available for appliance, hot water tank and delayed start thermostats, smart heating controls, zone controls, and thermostatic radiator valves

ECA’s energy solutions advisor Luke Osborne said, “while key issues around the Green Homes Grant still need to be clarified, this is a broadly positive step towards our national target of Net Zero by 2050.”

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said in a statement: “The Green Homes Grant is a vital part of our plan for jobs as we secure the UK’s economic recovery from coronavirus. This is going to be a green recovery with concern for our environment at its heart.”

More information about the Green Homes Grant can be found here. More information about TrustMark accreditation can be found here, and more on MCS certification can be found here.

ECAtoday recently published a comment by MCS chief executive Ian Rippin about how they can help the country’s growing green economy – read more here.

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