IBD Distribution has welcomed the latest Renewable Heat Initiative (RHI) announcement as offering excellent opportunities for heating and plumbing contractors to capitalise on the scheme. IBD is certificated under the MCS scheme by Benchmark and has expert knowledge that allows the company to support those installers who do not have MCS certification. IBD can provide technical support and commissioning services for an RHI installation as well as a range of high quality, market leading approved renewables product solutions.

Householders could get paid hundreds of pounds a year for heat generated by solar thermal panels, biomass boilers and heat pumps following the setting of new tariff levels. All installations must be Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) certified and completed by MCS approved installers. They are also required to be members of the Renewable Energy Consumer Code, backed by the Trading Standards Institute.

It is also a condition of the Domestic RHI scheme that any application for funding be accompanied with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). New builds are provided one automatically, but existing home owners may need one. IBD can provide Green Deal approved assessors to carry out the inspection and issue the EPC on their behalf.

IBD is a Daikin UK partner for renewable heating and air conditioning products including the Daikin Altherma air source heat pump and Daikin solar systems. Other renewable product solutions available from IBD include Gloworm air source heat pumps and solar panels, Grant wood pellet biomass boilers and Danfoss ground source heat pumps. These can be supplied with Envirotube underfloor heating systems, the Invisible.AC mini-duct heating and cooling system and the Polypipe Domus Radial whole house air distribution systems to form complete residential heating and cooling solutions.