The Vaillant Podcast

The Low Carbon Landscape with Ian Rippin & Peter Carruthers

May 03, 2022 Vaillant
The Vaillant Podcast
The Low Carbon Landscape with Ian Rippin & Peter Carruthers
Show Notes

The Vaillant Podcast is a heating industry podcast designed to support installers with every aspect of their working lives. From mental health to marketing, fitness to finances; installers can tune in to learn how to enhance their earnings, learning and wellbeing. 

In this episode of The Vaillant Podcast we asked installers on social media what they wanted to know about the heating industry’s low carbon future. From questions on MCS accreditation, to homeowner incentives such as the recently launched Boiler Upgrade Scheme and having those initial conversations with homeowner, this podcast covers the questions that matter the most to you.

Joining host Mark Wilkins on this episode of The Vaillant Podcast is Ian Rippin CEO at MCS and Peter Carruthers, owner of PA Carruthers Ltd.

As CEO at MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme), Ian is responsible for leading the charge when it comes to the growth of the installation of renewables in homes and small businesses. The Microgeneration Certification Scheme has certified over a million installations since it was launched in 2007 and has nearly 2,000 installers currently registered.

Meanwhile, Peter, is the owner of PA Carruthers Ltd, which has been established since 1994. Predominantly working in off-mains gas areas, PA Carruthers Ltd provides a range of heating and plumbing services across west Wales.  MCS Certified, Peter and his team have a strong reputation for installing renewable and low carbon technologies in both domestic and commercial markets.

Looking at the low carbon landscape, both Ian and Peter offer their first-hand support and expertise on how installers can successfully navigate a low carbon future.


 Want to find out more about going green?

To learn more about Part L visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/conservation-of-fuel-and-power-approved-document-l 

You can find out more about the MCS and how you start your journey to certification here: https://mcscertified.com/installers-manufacturers/becoming-certified/ 

To learn more about the UK Government’s commitment to a net zero future, visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/net-zero-strategy 

For more information on the Low Temperature Heating Systems training course, visit: XX

More information on Vaillant’s training, including blended learning courses, which are designed to take you from heat pump zero to hero, can be found here: https://www.vaillant.co.uk/for-installers/training/course-information/ 

Details on the Boiler Upgrade Scheme and how installers / homeowners can access this can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-you-may-be-eligible-for-the-boiler-upgrade-scheme-from-april-2022 

Low carbon technology training courses available from Vaillant can be found at https://www.vaillant.co.uk/for-installers/training/online-training/ 

Finally, to listen to other episodes of both The Vaillant Podcast and the Technical Series visit: www.buzzsprout.com/840097

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