The MCS accreditation will allow Willmott Dixon’s qualified trades people to install and maintain micro-generation technologies used to produce electricity and heat from renewable sources.
Willmott Dixon Partnerships works with social housing landlords, currently providing support services to over 135,000 homes, 1,200 public buildings and 50 commercial properties across the UK.
The accreditation will enable the company to upgrade properties which would benefit from energy-saving measures including better insulation, solar panels and super-efficient boilers, delivering cheaper fuel bills and reducing carbon emissions.
The Micro-generation Certification Scheme is run by the Department for Energy and Climate Change and designed to evaluate products and installers against a robust set of criteria for micro-generation technologies.
Its aim is to provide greater protection for consumers as it independently certifies micro-generation products and services in accordance with consistent standards and ensure that the Government's grant money is spent in an effective manner.
Mick Williamson, managing director at Willmott Dixon Partnerships, said: "We are seeing a steep increase in the need to find alternative technologies which help to cut expensive fuel costs whilst reducing carbon emissions at the same time, and we are keen to do all we can to meet the demand for renewable energy systems. New builds can be designed to incorporate the most up to date in energy efficient technologies, but older properties are more difficult to deal with. We are currently involved with a pioneering retrofitting housing project in Rampton Drift, and expect to see energy retrofit work entering the mainstream of home improvements before long.
“Gaining this important accreditation is excellent news not only for our company, but also our clients and customers. It will help them to make the most of the micro-generation technologies and support which is available to them, and proves that their installation meets the highest standards of the MCS accreditation."
Willmott Dixon Group is one of the UK’s largest privately-owned capital works, regeneration and support services companies.
With over 158 years of experience, the company provides services within the built environment to Government, registered social landlords, local authorities and private sector clients throughout the UK.