Welsh scheme aims to cover cost of green and sustainable building accreditation
An initiative to cover the costs associated with becoming accredited to install microgeneration facilities in Wales could boost green and sustainable building projects.
Environment minister Jane Davidson has launched a package of measures intended to help small businesses wishing to install renewable power generating equipment.
'Renewable energy really is the future,' she says.
'It causes minimal damage to the environment, will not run out and is not dictated by factors such as oil supply.'
Now she is working to make it easier to gain the accreditation required to install green and sustainable building improvements such as heat pumps and solar panels, by covering the cost of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) using interest-free loans for small businesses.
The MCS is operated independently and assesses installers against a set of criteria intended to provide consumer protection.
It is also used to evaluate products used for microgeneration, with a similarly stringent set of standards in place.
Posted by Ashley Brunskill
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