Benchmark Certification has been working with IBD Distribution in a scheme to encourage heating, ventilating and plumbing installers to become involved with renewables. IBD has now been certificated under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) Installers scheme by Benchmark. IBD is also a leading distributor of renewable energy based HVAC-R solutions and can now offer contractors throughout the UK both the products and services for renewable projects.

IBD can provide MCS approved quotations and commissioning services on behalf of contractors. A complete project design service is also available as well as technical support and project commissioning. The company can carry out Heat Loss Designs in accordance with BS EN 12831: 2003 and also has expert knowledge of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) initiatives.

IBD’s partners include Daikin with its Altherma range of heat pumps, Polypipe Ventilation, Grant with its wood pellet burners and Invisible.AC small duct HVAC systems. Together with other products including Danfoss and Glo-worm available from IBD, these provide a comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of installers. IBD also works closely on MCS training for installers with HPS, the leading independent plumbers’ merchant based in the south of England.

Benchmark Certification is accredited by UKAS to certificate businesses to MCS Certification standards for renewables, enabling them to display the Benchmark MCS Certification Approved installer logo and issue certificates. John Martin, Managing Director of Benchmark Certification, says: “Benchmark Certification is pleased to be working with IBD who provide a range of services, including full design and commissioning, allowing installers to concentrate on what they do best.”