Mitsubishi Ecodan Heat Pumps Certified by BRE Microgeneration Certification Scheme

BRE Global is delighted to announce that Mitsubishi Electric has become the latest manufacturer to gain Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) Product Certification for its range of Ecodan® Air Source Heat Pumps.

Max Halliwell, Product Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Heating Systems & Richard Hardy, Director of Sustainability, BRE Global

Speaking at the BRE Innovation Park Visitor Centre, where an Ecodan Heat Pump is already installed to provide space and water heating, Max Halliwell, Product Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Heating said "Recognition under MCS is important as it helps the industry and the public have faith in heat pumps as a viable alternative to gas and oil heating."

Richard Hardy, Director of Sustainability, BRE Global added "Mitsubishi is challenging everyone involved in the built environment to reduce their energy consumption and it is therefore excellent to welcome a manufacturer of this stature into the scheme".

The Ecodan system is designed to supply heating and hot water in domestic applications and can help achieve the minimum reductions in CO2 emissions required for Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. Mitsubishi Electric says it provides a 30-50% reduction in emissions, with a 30% saving on running costs against a modern gas boiler. Savings against older gas boilers, oil, LPG and direct electric can be greater. It is also eligible for reduced VAT, from 17.5% to 5% for domestic applications.

Further details on the Microgeneration Certification Scheme, including information for manufacturers and installers on how to join the scheme, can be found at www.microgenerationcertification.eu.

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