What is MCS?

Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is an organisation that sets the standards for renewable energy technology installers, providing criteria and guidelines that installers must follow.

Since establishing in 2007, MCS has become a mark of quality. Membership to MCS shows that the installer conforms to recognised industry standards, ensuring high quality and compliance in the installers work.

MCS have pioneered the installation of small-scale renewable energy technology across Great Britain, to participate with the crucial role of reducing Britain’s climate emergency and creating a greener environment for the future, with an end goal of having small scale renewables become the norm, to help deliver the government’s commitment to Net Zero carbon emissions.

Installers must become accredited by a registered certification body on behalf of MCS. CG Plumbing & Heating Contractors Ltd, are registered with NICEIC, our registration number is NIC600031, therefore we are MCS certified.

You can find more information on MCS on their website.

What is RECC?

Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC) ensures consumers can find a renewable energy installer, for their homes, who meets industry standards, before, during and after contracts are agreed.

The code protects consumers, by providing high standards in marketing, pre-contractual information, quotations, deposits, contracts, guarantees and after-sales service, on small-scale heat and power generators.

RECC is sponsored by the Renewable Energy Association (REA). REA are a non profit trade association, representing the UK’s renewable energy producers and suppliers.

The code (RECC) is administered by Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd (REAL). REAL are a subsidiary company of REA, who administer the code, along with a number of certification schemes and other renewable energy and environmental codes. The code is backed by the Chartered Trading Standards Industry (CTSI).

CG Plumbing & Heating Contractors Ltd are members of the RECC, our membership number is 00071525.

More information can be found on the RECC website.

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