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Low Carbon Fix:
• 2 minute snippets to keep our contractors up to date on developments in the low carbon agenda.
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Low Carbon Fix - Episode 32: New Year, More Low carbon opportunities
Your Low Carbon Fix: the bite-size way to keep up to date on what’s new in green technologies. This year is set to be a big one for our industry low carbon wise. More change is on the way legislation wise and in the workplace, as Paul Collins and Dani Putney from the NICEIC explain. Duration: 6.40
06:40
January 06, 2022
Low Carbon Fix - Episode 31: New Year, New Low Carbon Opportunities
Your Low Carbon Fix: the bite-size way to keep up to date on what’s new in green technologies. Two big beasts of the low carbon world hit the headlines in 2021 but how will the Heat & Buildings Strategy and COP26 shape our future in the months ahead. Paul Collins and Dani Putney from the NICEIC explain. Duration: 5 min.42sec
05:43
January 01, 2022
Low carbon Fix - Episode 30: Future Homes Standard
Your Low Carbon Fix: the bite-size way to keep up to date on what’s new in green technologies. Details about the Government’s Future Homes Standard are beginning to be revealed. The NICEIC’s Paul Collins and Dani Putney explain how these proposals will affect installers. Duration: 4 min.23 sec
04:23
November 11, 2021
Low Carbon Fix - Episode 29: Heat and Building Strategy
Your Low Carbon Fix: the bite-size way to keep up to date on what’s new in green technologies. The Government’s long-awaited Heat and Buildings Strategy has been announced. Heat pumps have grabbed the headlines in an ambitious document which it is hoped will help create a net-zero society. The NICEIC’s Paul Collins and Dani Putney explain how these proposals will affect installers. Duration: 8 min.38 sec
08:39
October 28, 2021
Low Carbon Fix - Episode 28: Climate Change Conference
Your Low Carbon Fix: the bite-size way to keep up to date on what’s new in green technologies. The Government is hosting the United Nations Climate Change Conference which takes place in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12. This global event is likely to have a far-reaching influence on the lives of all us and especially those working in the building services industry, as Paul Collins and Dani Putney from the NICEIC explain. Duration: 6.23
06:24
October 07, 2021
Low Carbon Fix - Episode 27: The Big Debate
Your Low Carbon Fix: the bite-size way to keep up to date on what’s new in green technologies. Heat pumps and hydrogen-fuelled boilers are the new low carbon technologies grabbing the headlines. But which one will be the right answer to help solve our domestic energy problems? Paul Collins and Dani Putney from the NICEIC discuss who’ll be the winner in the race to win the hearts of customers and installers. Duration: 8.34
08:54
September 23, 2021
Low Carbon Fix Episode 26: Local Authority Distribution Scheme
Your Low Carbon Fix: the bite-size way to keep up to date on what’s new in green technologies. New sources of income for installers based on government-backed low carbon schemes are starting to shape the future of the industry. And as Dani Putney, Certsure Certification and Accreditation Services Manager explains, the Local Authority Distribution Scheme, could be one worth keeping an eye on if you’re looking to expand your business. Duration: 3.02
03:03
September 02, 2021
Technically Speaking: Episode 8
Brought to you by the Industries leading 'tech-sperts', Technically Speaking is a recorded live Q&A session, answering your very own technical questions. The Technically Speaking questions and answers conversation is taken from our NICEIC and ELECSA live streams. A weekly instalment on YouTube and Facebook where our experts answer your technical questions LIVE.
34:33
August 13, 2021
Technically Speaking: Episode 7
Brought to you by the Industries leading 'tech-sperts', Technically Speaking is a recorded live Q&A session, answering your very own technical questions. The Technically Speaking questions and answers conversation is taken from our NICEIC and ELECSA live streams. A weekly instalment on YouTube and Facebook where our experts answer your technical questions LIVE.
38:52
August 13, 2021
Technically Speaking: Episode 6
Brought to you by the Industries leading 'tech-sperts', Technically Speaking is a recorded live Q&A session, answering your very own technical questions. The Technically Speaking questions and answers conversation is taken from our NICEIC and ELECSA live streams. A weekly instalment on YouTube and Facebook where our experts answer your technical questions LIVE.
37:20
August 12, 2021
Technically Speaking: Episode 5
Brought to you by the Industries leading 'tech-sperts', Technically Speaking is a recorded live Q&A session, answering your very own technical questions. The Technically Speaking questions and answers conversation is taken from our NICEIC and ELECSA live streams. A weekly instalment on YouTube and Facebook where our experts answer your technical questions LIVE.
35:35
August 12, 2021
Technically Speaking: Episode 4
Brought to you by the Industries leading 'tech-sperts', Technically Speaking is a recorded live Q&A session, answering your very own technical questions. The Technically Speaking questions and answers conversation is taken from our NICEIC and ELECSA live streams. A weekly instalment on YouTube and Facebook where our experts answer your technical questions LIVE.
38:34
August 12, 2021
Technically Speaking: Episode 3
Brought to you by the Industries leading 'tech-sperts', Technically Speaking is a recorded live Q&A session, answering your very own technical questions. The Technically Speaking questions and answers conversation is taken from our NICEIC and ELECSA live streams. A weekly instalment on YouTube and Facebook where our experts answer your technical questions LIVE.
38:06
August 12, 2021
Technically Speaking: Episode 2
Brought to you by the Industries leading 'tech-sperts', Technically Speaking is a recorded live Q&A session, answering your very own technical questions. The Technically Speaking questions and answers conversation is taken from our NICEIC and ELECSA live streams. A weekly instalment on YouTube and Facebook where our experts answer your technical questions LIVE.
34:50
August 12, 2021
Technically Speaking: Episode 1
Brought to you by the Industries leading 'tech-sperts', Technically Speaking is a recorded live Q&A session, answering your very own technical questions. The Technically Speaking questions and answers conversation is taken from our NICEIC and ELECSA live streams. A weekly instalment on YouTube and Facebook where our experts answer your technical questions LIVE.
36:53
August 12, 2021
Low Carbon Fix Episode 25: Hydrogen Boilers
Your Low Carbon Fix: the bite-size way to keep up to date on what’s new in green technologies. The hydrogen-ready boiler is emerging as a rival to the heat pump as householders look for more sustainable solutions in their homes. But as Paul Collins, NICEIC and ELECSA Technical Services Manager, explains, it could be some time before it becomes a permanent fixture up and down the country. Duration: 2.38
02:39
August 12, 2021
Low Carbon Fix Episode 24: Building Safety Bill
Your Low Carbon Fix: the bite-size way to keep up to date on what’s new in green technologies. The Government’s Building Safety Bill has begun its progress through Parliament. This legislation prompted by the Grenfell Tower tragedy will have far-reaching consequences for installers and the wider building services industry, as Paul Collins, NICEIC and ELECSA Technical Services Manager, explains. Duration: 3.19
03:20
July 22, 2021
Low Carbon Fix Episode 23: Heat & Buildings
Your Low Carbon Fix: the bite-size way to keep up to date on what’s new in green technologies. The Government’s Heat and Buildings Strategy is seen as a major step in the UK’s march towards a zero-carbon society. Dani Putney, Certsure Certification and Accreditation Manager, explains how the strategy could create more than two million jobs in the green economy by 2035. Duration: 3 min.28 sec
03:29
June 10, 2021
Low Carbon Fix Episode 22: Passive house
Your Low Carbon Fix: the bite-size way to keep up to date with what’s new in green technologies. Passive house design is viewed as the sustainable alternative to traditional forms of house building. Extra-effective insulation combined with special ventilation systems can produce huge energy savings in homes. Martin Haley, NICEIC and ELECSA Assessment Centre Manager, explains how for some homes it may not mean the need for any heating at all. Duration: 2.47
02:47
May 27, 2021
Low Carbon Fix Episode 21: 2035
Your Low Carbon Fix: the bite-size way to keep up to date on what’s new in green technologies. The Government’s announcement that it wants to cut carbon emissions by 78 per cent by 2035 is likely to be a real game-changer for the building services industry. Dani Putney, Certsure Certification and Accreditation Manager, explains what this will mean to installers and their customers. Duration: 5.28
05:29
May 13, 2021
Low Carbon Fix Episode 20: Build Back Better Campaign
Your Low Carbon Fix: the bite-size way to keep up to date on what’s new in green technologies. The Government has unveiled its Build Back Better Campaign to help the country get on its feet once the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic ease. Paul Collins, NICEIC and ELECSA Technical Services Manager, explains how this will change the way we work in the building services industry and help us meet our low carbon ambitions. Duration: 3.00
03:00
April 29, 2021
EAS - Overview - What is EAS and how will changes implemented in the 2020 update impact contractors?
The EAS document sets out the competence criteria contractors/businesses must be assessed on to be registered with a Certification or Registration Body. Or in other words, it is the industry agreed standard Certification Bodies, such as NICEIC and ELECSA, must follow when undertaking assessments. This podcast covers the key points with this EAS update.
07:14
April 27, 2021
EAS 1: What is it?
What, When, Why? An introduction to the new Electrotechnical Specification Assessment (EAS) update.
02:49
April 27, 2021
Low Carbon Fix Episode 19: Modern Methods of Construction
Your Low Carbon Fix: the bite-size way to keep up to date on what’s new in green technologies. The Government has announced that a £10 million pot of money will be made available to allow the building services industry to get to grips with Modern Methods of Construction. As Paul Collins, NICEIC and ELECSA Technical Services Manager, explains this new way of working will open the door to the growth in the use of low carbon technologies.  Duration: 3.43
03:43
April 15, 2021
EAS 3: CPD
This episode highlights the latest changes to Electrotechnical assessments with continued professional development (CPD).
03:34
April 14, 2021
EAS 2: Assessment
This episode discusses the latest changes to the Electrotechnical assessment process.
03:11
April 14, 2021
EAS - Overview - What is EAS and how will changes implemented in the 2020 update impact contractors?
The EAS document sets out the competence criteria contractors/businesses must be assessed on to be registered with a Certification or Registration Body. Or in other words, it is the industry agreed standard Certification Bodies, such as NICEIC and ELECSA, must follow when undertaking assessments. This podcast covers the key points with this EAS update.
08:33
April 13, 2021
Low Carbon Fix - Episode 18: Green Home Grants Scheme
Your Low Carbon Fix: the bite-size way to keep up to date on what’s new in green technologies. The Green Homes Grant Scheme closed on Wednesday, March 31. The Government gave only four days’ notice of its intention to shut down the scheme aimed at helping to establish a more energy-efficient housing stock nationwide. Dani Putney, Certsure Certification and Accreditation Manager, explains who the winners and losers are as a result of the decision. Duration: 5.42
05:42
April 01, 2021
Low Carbon Fix - Episode 17: Climate Change
NICEIC/ELECSA Podcast intro for website and online: Your Low Carbon Fix: the bite-size way to keep up to date on what’s new in green technologies. The Government wants installers to be at the forefront of creating a low carbon future. Martin Haley, Lead External Verifier from NICEIC Certification, explains how they fit in with the Government’s plans. Duration: 4.12
04:13
March 04, 2021
Low Carbon Fix - Episode 16: Plug and Play
Your Low Carbon Fix: the bite-size way to keep up to date on what’s new in green technologies. Plug and play technology is now viewed as a key component in making the switch to a low carbon society. Martyn Allen, Technical Director from Electrical Safety First, explains how it fits in. Duration: 4.08
04:09
February 18, 2021
Low Carbon Fix - Episode 15: Energy White Paper
Your Low Carbon Fix: the bite-size way to keep up to date on what’s new in green technologies. The publication of the Government’s new Energy White Paper has set out in detail its plans for decarbonisation. Paul Collins, NICEIC and ELECSA Technical Services Manager, says that electrification is at the heart of this and installers should get ready for change. Duration: 2m.37s.
02:38
February 04, 2021
Low Carbon Fix - Episode 14: Ten Point Plan
Your Low Carbon Fix: the bite-size way to keep up to date on what’s new in green technologies. The unveiling of the Prime Minister’s ten-point energy strategy for net-zero emissions in the UK has set the stage for future growth in green technologies. Paul Collins, NICEIC and ELECSA Technical Services Manager, says it’s time for installers to rethink their business models to meet this low carbon challenge.
02:34
January 21, 2021
Low Carbon Fix - Episode 13: Green home grant scheme 3 (Solar PV)
Your Low Carbon Fix: the bite-size way to keep up to date on what’s new in green technologies. Solar PV installation work in private homes is now likely to be included in the Government’s Green Homes Grant Scheme. Paul Collins, NICEIC and ELECSA Technical Services Manager, says this change of policy will bring an added business boost to installers.
02:09
December 17, 2020
Low Carbon Fix - Episode 12: Battery storage
Your Low Carbon Fix: the bite-size way to keep up to date on what’s new in green technologies. The emerging battery storage market has created a stir in the low carbon industries. Nik Mitchell, NICEIC and ELECSA Training Development Manager, explains how installers can take advantage of new developments in this sector.
03:50
November 19, 2020
Low Carbon Fix - Episode 11: Underfloor Heating
Underfloor electric heating is becoming an attractive energy saving technology for homeowners. Martin Haley, NICEIC and ELECSA Assessment Centre Manager, explains how installers can benefit business wise from the growing popularity of this low carbon alternative.
02:56
November 05, 2020
Low Carbon Fix - Episode 10: Clean Heat Scheme 2
Your Low Carbon Fix: the bite-size way to keep up to date on what’s new in green technologies. More information is now available on the Government’s plans for its Clean Heat Grant Scheme which will see consumers and businesses offered up to £4000 to introduce low carbon technologies. Paul Collins, NICEIC and ELECSA Technical Services Manager, explains how financial support in this sector is changing.
02:34
October 15, 2020
Low Carbon Fix - Episode 10: Clean heat schemes
More information is now available on the Government’s plans for its Clean Heat Grant Scheme which will see consumers and businesses offered up to £4000 to introduce low carbon technologies. Paul Collins, NICEIC and ELECSA Technical Services Manager, explains how financial support in this sector is changing.
02:34
October 15, 2020
low Carbon Fix - Episode 9: Social Housing
Your Low Carbon Fix: the bite-size way to keep up to date on what’s new in green technologies. Social housing has the potential to produce good business for installers working in the low carbon sector. Paul Collins, NICEIC and ELECSA Technical Services Manager, explains why despite the Covid-19 pandemic and local government funding issues this can be a valuable revenue stream to explore.
02:37
October 01, 2020
Low Carbon Fix - Episode 8: Hydrogen
Hydrogen is fast becoming the most talked-about new energy source in the low carbon economy but how should installers react to this. Martin Haley, NICEIC and ELECSA Assessment Centre Manager, explains why hydrogen will be a workable alternative for gas in homes and businesses across the country.
03:08
September 17, 2020
Low Carbon Fix - Episode 7: Private Rented Sector
Your Low Carbon Fix: the bite-size way to keep up to date on what’s new in green technologies. The private rented sector will be a key area for the low carbon economy as installers look to introduce new energy saving technologies into homes. Paul Collins, NICEIC and ELECSA Technical Services Manager, explains how these changes are likely to happen.
03:09
September 07, 2020
low Carbon Fix - Episode 6: Greener homes scheme part 2
Your Low Carbon Fix: the bite-size way to keep up to date on what’s new in green technologies. The Government’s Green Homes Grant Scheme goes live on September 1st and is seen as an opportunity to “jump start” the building services industry. Homeowners can get up to £5000 to fund energy saving improvements. Dani Putney, NICEIC and ELECSA Quality and Risk Officer, has the latest on the scheme for installers.
02:02
August 20, 2020
Low Carbon Fix- Episode 5: Greener Homes Scheme
The Government has announced plans for its new Green Homes Grant Scheme which will lead to homeowners offered up to £5000 to introduce energy saving improvements. Full information about the scheme has yet to be released but as Paul Collins, NICEIC and ELECSA Technical Services Manager, explains, it should bring a boost for homeowners and installers.
02:07
August 05, 2020
Low Carbon Fix- Episode 4: Smart Home Technologies
Smart home technologies are having an increasing influence on our lives. This work is now taking off in the building services industry but what are the big three low carbon technologies for installers to keep an eye out for?
02:40
July 30, 2020
Low Carbon Fix- Episode 3: Heat Pumps
Heat pumps are in the headlines again as the Government looks to give the low carbon economy a kick-start. Experts believe that millions of heat pumps will need to be installed in the UK by 2050. Paul Collins, NICEIC and ELECSA Technical Services Manager, explains what this means to gas installers.  Duration: 2m.56s.
02:56
July 16, 2020
Low Carbon Fix- Episode 2: EV Charging Update
The transition for complying with the new requirements for EV charging installation work relating to Amendment 1 of BS7671 ends on July 31. As a result of the changes installation work will be easier for electrical contractors and allow them to take on board advances in new technologies. Duration: 2m.50s.
02:51
July 02, 2020
Low Carbon Fix- Episode 1: Clean Heat Schemes
The Government has announced plans for its Clean Heat Grant Scheme which will see consumers or businesses offered up to £4000 to introduce low carbon technologies. In the first of our new podcasts, Your Low Carbon Fix, Paul Collins, NICEIC and ELECSA Technical Services Manager, explains what this will mean to the installer. Duration: 2m.38s.
02:38
June 11, 2020