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…
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 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’,…
Continuing Support for Those in Fuel Poverty
Managing Director of NAPIT Certification, David Cowburn, discusses the recent consultation on the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and how this could affect those living in fuel poverty in the future. With the current Energy Company Obligation nearing its end on the 31st March 2017, NAPIT has been active in responding…
NAPIT EXPO… On the Road unravelled the mysteries surrounding Amendment 3 of BS 7671
I’m Mike Andrews, Group Chief Executive of NAPIT, and in this blog I’d like to celebrate the success of NAPIT EXPO… On the Road, which saw us take information about subjects including Amendment 3 of BS 7671:2008 The IET Wiring Regulations to a record number of electrical installers around the…
Setting new standards for the Microgeneration Certification Scheme
I’m Mike Andrews, Chief Executive of NAPIT, and I’d like to welcome you to a new series of blogs in which our experts discuss the industry’s big issues. To kick things off, David Cowburn examines the proposed changes to the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) and what they mean for those installing…