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Draft PAS 2030 for the installation of energy efficient measures

Objectives of the consultation

PAS 2030 is a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) for the installation of energy efficient measures in existing buildings, both domestic and non-domestic. DECC has sponsored BSI to prepare PAS 2030 under the remit of the Green Deal Financing Mechanism. The Green Deal has been described as one of the Coalition Government’s “flagship policies”, and they intend that the Green Deal will become a highly regarded, trusted and credible scheme. The PAS has therefore been written specifically to ensure that Green Deal Installers are fully trained and accredited to carry out Green Deal work; particularly as there will be a wide range of skills required across a number of trades. Although the PAS is primarily intended to cover the installers of the energy efficiency measures, it will also be a useful document for other parties, especially the Green Deal Providers and the Certification Bodies who accredit Green Deal Installers.

This consultation sought views on this draft specification covering installation process, process management and service provision. The consultation closed on 24 October 2011.

Supporting papers

To download the draft specification PAS 2030, please follow the link below.

CIBSE response

CIBSE feels that the PAS introduces requirements which will impose significant bureaucratic and financial burdens, which in many cases, particularly for small projects, will significantly increase their costs. Whilst we understand the intention of the PAS, and of the requirement that all Green Deal installers follow it, there needs to be careful consideration of the balance of compliance costs, which will tend to exclude smaller installers, and the need to ensure sufficient detail in the document to achieve successful outcomes from the installations.

There is very little mention of achieving real energy performance in practice. The PAS is focussed on installation practice   and refers to commissioning requirements, but only to following specified processes. It says nothing about commissioning the installation to work properly and effectively, to meet performance requirements. Meeting the Golden Rule requires the installed system to perform, not just to have been installed according to an approved process.

To read the full CIBSE response, please follow the link below.

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