Why get PAS 2030 Certified?

If you’re in the business of providing installing energy-saving home improvements, then you need to be PAS 2030 certified to install under programmes that use public funding, such as ECO, or under many Local Authority programmes. Once you’ve been certified as a PAS 2030 installer, you’ll need to register your business with TrustMark, if you haven’t already. This will allow you to use the TrustMark approved quality mark on your website and documentation and be visible through the TrustMark website to customers searching for a certified installer. TrustMark registration is required for installers looking to install under the ECO scheme.

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO)

The Energy Company Obligation, also known as ECO, is a government-funded scheme formed in 2013 to reduce carbon emissions and curb fuel scarcity. Tackling fuel poverty is a priority for the Government and improving the energy efficiency for low-income households
is the best solution to alleviate fuel poverty.

ECO offers funding for energy efficiency improvements
in 3 main areas:

  • The Carbon Saving Community Obligation (CSCO)
  • The Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO)
  • The Carbon Emission Reduction Obligation (CERO)

The ECO policy will be entirely focused on energy efficiency for lower income households.

Suppliers must support measures which enhance the ability of low income, fuel poor and vulnerable households to heat their homes.

ECO measures to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions

  • Loft insulation;
  • Solid wall insulation; and
  • Cavity wall insulation;
  • Boiler replacement or repair.

Gas and electricity suppliers with more than 150,000 customers are obligated to deliver ECO. Eligibility for ECO funding depends on what improvements are needed, where the property is, and if you receive benefits. The resident must either own a property or have the landlord’s permission to benefit from ECO. Energy suppliers will be able to select areas they believe are most cost-effective to fulfil their obligation requirements. From 2017, the range of measures delivered under Affordable Warmth includes more heating and insulation measures.

In order to benefit from new opportunities, companies delivering measures during the transitional period of ECO must be certified against PAS 2030:2019.

Why choose Easy PAS Plus?

Easy PAS Plus is the leading provider of PAS 2030 Certification support.

We offer guidance to prospective PAS 2030 installers across the full range of approved measures. We are unrivalled in the levels of consultancy support we provide to each customer, helping to ensure an easy journey to achieving PAS 2030 certification.

Easy PAS Plus has a dedicated in-house consultancy team to ensure your journey to certification is as pain & cost-free as possible. With a designated personal consultant from the outset, you are guided through the certification process, from application to assessment. Ongoing support thereafter helps in maintaining compliance year on year.

Installers committed to providing services matching PAS 2030, are contributing towards creating healthier and more comfortable living conditions for property owners and tenants.