Tuesday, 29 August 2017

NIA sets up new Domestic Energy Assessor network

Domestic Energy Assessors (DEA) and Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) - an opportunity or a declining breed?!

Government made the decision to drop EPCs from the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) from April 2017 to save money.  This was a severe blow to DEAs who had been encouraged to ramp up capacity by Government to deliver the Green Deal which unfortunately failed.

So does this mark the end for DEAs and EPCs?  ABSOLUTELY NOT!

ECO is now focused purely on fuel poverty but there are huge opportunities for EPCs: and DEAs - able to pay market, new regulations for the private rented market from April 2018, SMEs and the commercial market.

Therefore we are setting up an National Insulation Association (NIA) DEA Members network that can undertake EPCs for our installer members and customers.

If you are a DEA registered with Elmhurst, ecmk, NES, Stroma or QUIDOS contact us about joining the NIA.

As an NIA DEA you will stand out from the crowd as a quality company that signs up to our strict code of professional practice and you will also be listed on our website where we will promote your services and you will have the opportunity to receive free leads.

If you are interested in joining our growing network and members's services email neil.marshall@nia-uk.org

Monday, 7 August 2017

NIA Announces New Chairman

Following the departure of Tony Hardiman, Chair of the NIA Strategic Board in June the NIA has appointed his replacement as Derek Horrocks, Chairman of the Sustainable Energy Group and previously Vice Chair of the NIA.

Commenting on his new role Derek said: "I am delighted and honoured to take over as Chair of the NIA and look forward to working with Mike, Neil and his team, other Board Members and NIA Members in building upon the success of the NIA in supporting its members. 

“I firmly believe that we need to engage and interact with all of our members effectively going forward to our mutual benefit and ensure the combined voice of the NIA and its members is listened to and acted upon in ensuring a long term sustainable future for us all.”

The new appointment also means that a new Vice Chair has also been announced as Mike Easdon, Managing Director at InBuild Solutions and serving NIA Board Member.

Neil Marshall, Chief Executive of the NIA added: “I’m very pleased with the new appointments and would like to take this opportunity on behalf of myself and the NIA Board to thank Tony Hardiman for the first class job he has performed as Chair of the NIA for the past 12 years and wish him all the best for the future.”

Companies interested in NIA Membership should email Maeva.Robson@nia-uk.org or call the office on 01525383313