Don’t miss the BUS! What the Boiler Upgrade Scheme is and why installers and consumers should get onboard.
NAPIT’s Chief Operating Officer, David Cowburn, reflects on the launch of the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, exploring what this means for installers and consumers and outlining how to get involved. According to the Climate Change Committee, there are 29 million existing homes that need to be upgraded to low carbon…
Bumps in the Road: The journey to Decarbonising heat in UK homes.
NAPIT’s Chief Operating Officer, David Cowburn, responds to the current energy crisis and the BEIS Select Committee report on the Decarbonisation of Heat in UK Homes. The direction of travel set out by the Government is clear, and there were always going to be challenges to face when committing to…
NAPIT Chief Executive takes time to reflect on 2021
Mike Andrews Chief Executive of NAPIT Group, reflects on the challenges and highlights of 2021 and looks ahead to the opportunities that 2022 has to offer. This time last year I was looking ahead to 2021 and predicting a promising outlook for the repair, maintenance and improvement (RMI) sector despite…
Clarification on Installer Standards for the Green Homes Grant Scheme
David Cowburn, Chief Operating Officer at NAPIT, shares his views on the Green Home Grant Scheme and the challenge around installer standards. The Green Homes Grant Scheme (GHGS) is a much welcomed policy initiative which provides support to a sector which is in need of a boost, not only due…
A Golden Year for NAPIT in a Rapidly-Changing Industry
NAPIT’s Group Chief Executive, Mike Andrews, looks back at another year of vast change across industry, and reflects on some major successes. As NAPIT’s silver anniversary celebrations come to a close, the achievements of the past 12 months have been a fitting tribute to the business and its ambitions. Twenty-five…
Delivering a Green Great Britain
As Green GB week takes place, NAPIT’s Chief Operating Officer, David Cowburn, examines how the Government must effectively engage installers to help meet its low-carbon commitments. As Parliament settles into its Autumn session, clean growth is high on the agenda. The first ever Green GB week, held between 15th and 19th…
Towards a Smarter Future
Chairman of the NAPIT Trade Association, Frank Bertie, discusses the ongoing smart meter rollout and the impact it will have on households, businesses and tradespeople across the UK. The smart revolution is well and truly underway, with smart meters at the core of the transition to smart homes and businesses….
NAPIT Responds to the General Election Result
As Chief Executive of the NAPIT Group, a national organisation whose members are heavily affected by the future direction of the UK, the snap General Election result will have a major impact on the industries that we represent and there are still many questions that need to be answered. Once again, the…
NAPIT Responds to the Bonfield Review
Managing Director of NAPIT Certification, David Cowburn, discusses the release of the long awaited Bonfield Review and how its recommendations will improve energy efficiency in the UK and encourage the uptake of renewable technologies. After months of delays the Bonfield Review has finally been released. The ‘Each Home Counts Review’,…
Life after DECC
Managing Director of NAPIT Certification David Cowburn discusses how the recent restructure of the Department of Energy & Climate (DECC) could affect the energy efficiency and renewable’s industry and beyond. Of the recent whirlwind of activity across Westminster throughout the last few months, perhaps one of the most overlooked shifts…