Energy Efficiency Scheme (EES)

Energy Efficiency Scheme (EES) is a scheme that demonstrates compliance with the standard PAS2030, showing that you or your employees are competent to install energy efficiency measures* to improve the performance of buildings. It underpins current and future government initiatives such as the Energy Company Organisation (ECO) and is often specified by developers.

Measure PAS:2030 ANNEX
Cavity wall insulation B1
Draught Proofing B2
Energy efficient glazing and doors B3
External wall insulation B4
Flat roof insulation B5
Floor insulation B6
Hybrid wall insulation B7
Internal wall insulation B8
Loft insulation B9
Pitched roof insulation B10
Solar blind, shutters and shading devices (internal & external) B11
Flexible thermal linings B12
Measure PAS:2030 ANNEX
Chillers C1
Condensing boilers, natural gas-fired and liquefied C2
Condensing boilers, oil fired C3
Flue gas heat recovery devices C4
Heating system insulation C5
Heating, hot water, air conditioning and ventilation system controls C6
Hot water systems C7
Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery C8
Radiant heating C9
Underfloor heating C10
Warm-air heating Note: Electric warm air heating systems (see D1) C11
Water efficient taps and showers C12
Measure PAS:2030 ANNEX
Electric storage heaters D1
Light fittings, lighting systems and lighting systems controls D2
Variable speed drives for fans and pumps D3
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Scheme Details

Scope: Great Britain
Approval: UKAS accredited

Scheme Requirements

The following general conditions must be met:

Relevant Standards - Energy Efficiency Standard PAS 2030 has to be purchased from the BSI website.

Legal Requirements - A number of regulations have been published under the Energy Act 2011 including those for ECO.

Qualifications - The annexes of PAS2030 refer to Minimum Technical Competence (MTC) requirements for each type of work, which must be met. Alternative routes for demonstrating compliance are described.

Insurance - Insurance - You must have at least £2m Public Liability Insurance and you must have confirmed with your insurance company that the liability cover is adequate for the scale and scope of work done under the scheme.

Instruments - You or your employees must have access to sufficient instruments to carry out tests relevant to your scope of work as well as an in date calibration certificate for you or your employees equipment where applicable.

Technical Reference Documents - You or your employees must hold some and have access to other documents relevant to the type of work carried out, as detailed in PAS 2030.

Inspection - You or your employees will need to have procedures and records in place to demonstrate that the installation processes, process management, service provision and claims of conformity comply with PAS 2030. You or your employees must also make available installation activity which demonstrates you and your employee’s ability to deliver the installation service in accordance with PAS 2030 and the relevant measure-specific annex.

The inspection requirements are documented in PAS 2031 (Please note that you are not required to hold a copy of PAS2031). If you or your employees carry out a high volume of work, additional inspections will be required as this standard requires a sample of one per cent of installations carried out.

Notification - In England and Wales, Building Regulations self-certification must be carried out by notifying NAPIT within 21 days of completion of an installation, a Building Regulations Compliance Certificate will be issued to cover the work and the relevant Local Authority will be automatically updated.

Website Listing - Once successfully certified, your business will be added to the NAPIT online search facility. If you wish, you can still be listed on the Green Deal Participant Register.

HOW EES RELATES TO THE CPS

EES approval with NAPIT can allow you or your employees to self-certify providing that the applicable measures installed comply with the relevant Building Regulations, without any further scheme fees or assessment. But additional fees and assessment do apply if installation work extends beyond the installation of EES 'measures' (such as house rewires, heating oil storage etc).

HOW EES RELATES TO MCS

To carry out renewables work on energy efficiency programmes (such as Eco) you do not need EES registration because compliance with the MCS standard MCS 023 is accepted as equivalent to PAS2030.

If you would like to discuss the scheme further with us, contact our friendly Customer Registration Department on 0345 543 0330 (Ext. 1) or email us at info@napit.org.uk.