Ascertiva selected for Green Deal pilot
The Ascertiva Group has been successful in its application to join the UKAS pilot of the government’s ‘Green Deal’ initiative.The UKAS pilot has been established to test the certification process and standards, which Green Deal Certification Bodies use to assure quality installation work for consumers.
Set to launch in 2012, the Green Deal will incentivise householders and businesses to install energy efficient products by offsetting the cost through savings in energy bills.
To successfully deliver the Green Deal a network of approved Green Deal advisors and installers will be needed. UKAS is now working with a limited number of Certification Bodies including Ascertiva, to develop the requirements for advisors and installers.
‘The Green Deal will be central to achieving the government’s energy efficiency objectives. We believe that Ascertiva and NICEIC contractors will be key to delivering the Green Deal measures which will support this initiative,’ said Ascertiva CEO Emma McCarthy.
‘As a leading certifier of professional tradespeople we believe there is a real opportunity for our contractors with the appropriate expertise to benefit from the Green Deal and also an opportunity for other tradespeople to become certified to undertake the Green Deal measures.
‘Ascertiva’s acceptance on the UKAS pilot gives us the chance to help shape the proposals going forward and play a key role in achieving the government’s challenging targets.
‘We look forward to working with UKAS on the Green Deal pilot and leveraging our experience and knowledge of certification to make the Green Deal a success,’ added McCarthy.