What is PAS 2030?

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PAS 2030

The Green Deal Installer Certification Standard

BSI PAS 2030 Document

The Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 2030 is the BSI standard upon which the Green Deal is built. Commissioned by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the most recent version of this specification is PAS 2030:2012, Edition 2. This standard documents the necessary installation processes, management process and service provision for energy efficiency improvements made to existing UK residential and commercial properties.

The purpose of PAS 2030 is to outline the Quality Management Systems and Installation Processes that are necessary in order to implement the Green Deal and, in particular, the Green Deal Code of Practice. All energy efficiency measures (EEMs) financed under a Green Deal must be installed in full accordance with PAS 2030, and almost all Green Deal Providers with ECO funding available require the installers they use to be PAS 2030 Certified.

What does the PAS 2030 Standard cover?

As of Edition 2, the PAS 2030 standard covers 26 different energy efficiency measures (arranged across 3 Annexes, which are subdivided into sections that cover each measure). The PAS 2030 Annexes cover Building Fabric Measures (BFM), Building Services Mechanical (BSM) and Building Services Electrical (BSE). In addition, the MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) Standard, version MCS 023, contains specifications for the installation of 7 different types of renewable energy technologies under the Green Deal.

The following measures are currently eligible to be included in a Green Deal Advice Report (GDAR) produced by a Green Deal Advisor. If you are a homeowner or tenant, you can order your Free GDAR from us.

Current Green Deal Measures

Building Fabric
Mechanical
Electrical
  • B1 - Cavity wall insulation
  • B2 - Draught proofing
  • B3 - Energy efficient glazing / doors
  • B4 - External wall insulation
  • B5 - Flat roof insulation
  • B6 - Floor insulation
  • B7 - Hybrid wall insulation
  • B8 - Internal wall insulation
  • B9 - Loft insulation
  • B10 - Pitched roof insulation
  • B11 - Solar blinds, shutters and shades
  • C1 - Chillers (air conditioning)
  • C2 - Gas-fired condensing boilers
  • C3 - Oil-fired condensing boilers
  • C4 - Flue-gas heat recovery devices
  • C5 - Heating system insulation
  • C6 - Heating, hot water and A/C controls
  • C7 - Hot water systems
  • C8 - Mechanical ventilation and heat recovery
  • C9 - Radiant heating
  • C10 - Under-floor heating
  • C11 - Warm air heating systems
  • D1 - Electric storage heaters
  • D2 - Lighting fittings and controls
  • D3 - Variable-speed fan and pump drives
Renewable Energy (MCS 023)
  • MIS 3001 - Solar thermal
  • MIS 3002 - Solar PV
  • MIS 3003 - Wind turbines
  • MIS 3004 - Biomass boilers
  • MIS 3005 - Ground- and air-source heat pumps
  • MIS 3006 - Micro-hydro systems
  • MIS 3007 - Micro combined heat and power

The letters B through D represent the PAS 2030 Annexes that describe the installation of this particular energy efficiency measure. Similarly, 'MIS' refers to the Microgeneration Installer Standard for each of the renewable energy technologies that are eligible for financing through the Green Deal Scheme.

Each PAS 2030 Annex and MIS standard details the requirements for installation, pre-installation surveys, Green Deal Surveyor and Green Deal Installer competences, and service provision (including measure-specific information and documentation that needs to be handed over to the customer on job completion).

Our Green Deal Quality Management System ensures that all your staff our appropriately qualified, manages job and project workflow, and generates all the necessary documents and certificates that you need to provide your customers with and show to your Certification Body.

Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Funding

A selection of the above energy efficiency measures are also eligible for funding under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme. This means that the household could receive a grant of up to 100% of the cost of the installation and will not need to take out a Green Deal Plan. For more costly measures, such as External Wall Insulation, ECO funding is normally used to subsidise the cost of the installation. In that case, the remaining balance can be covered by a customer contribution or by the householder taking out a Green Deal Plan. The following measures are currently being installed nationwide under ECO:

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Heating Measures
Insulation Measures
  • Gas-fired condensing boilers
  • Oil-fired condensing boilers
  • Electric storage heaters
  • District heating
  • Warm air heating
  • Heating controls
  • Heating system insulation
  • Hot water system insulation
  • Renewable technologies (for heating)
  • Loft insulation
  • Pitched-roof insulation
  • Flat-roof insulation
  • Floor insulation
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Internal wall insulation
  • External wall insulation
  • Draught proofing
  • Glazing and doors

Green Deal Central have ECO funding available for installers of these measures who are PAS 2030 Certified. Join our network today or request a call back from us to receive further details.

Future Green Deal Measures

A further 10 additional Green Deal and ECO measures will be added to PAS 2030 in its next release. We are led to believe these include:

PAS 2030 and ECO funding

PAS 2030:2012, Edition 2, is a Publicly Available Standard, which focuses on the necessary installation processes for the measures, the management of the process that guides their installation and the quality of the service provided to the customer before, during and after the installation. This PAS 2030 QMS has been designed as a tool to assist installers in their application for certification with an external certification body. For terms relating to the provision of this PAS 2030 QMS, please see our Terms & Conditions page.

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