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Heat pump training for social housing providers

THE Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is holding a series of heat pump training roadshows for social housing providers.

The roadshows will be held across Great Britain to help those involved in installing this technology in the homes of social tenants get to grips with the new standards for heat pump installation, MCS MIS 3005 Issue 3, which came into force in April 2012.

DECC has worked closely with the heat pump industry to develop these new standards and held roadshows to train heat pump installers in Autumn last year. DECC is now holding workshops specifically aimed at social housing providers, as this group represents a major potential market for this technology.

These free, one-day events are specifically designed for asset management, sustainability, housing and energy staff within social housing providers and for their heating. Training will be interactive, helping attendees to get to grips with the detail of specifications, the costs and benefits of heat pumps, maintenance, resident training, contracts and commissioning.

Event schedule

The training roadshows will be held on:

  • Tuesday 16th October - Exeter
  • Wednesday 24th October - Swansea
  • Thursday 1st November - Glasgow
  • Thursday 8th November - Belfast
  • Wednesday 14th November - Manchester
  • Tuesday 20th November - London
  • Thursday 22nd November - Birmingham
  • Wednesday 28th November - Newcastle

For further information and to book a place, visit  Eventbrite: DECC Heat Pump Training Roadshow  or call 020 8469 1333. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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Having studied Law, English and Philosophy, I went travelling to India for 6 weeks working in orphanages and in a leper colony. I came home and decided to study Journalism. Starting my third and final year this September, I have just been given the fanta... read more