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About MCS

MCS is a mark of quality and demonstrates
compliance to industry standards that companies
strive to meet. It highlights to consumers that
companies are able to consistently install or
manufacture to the highest quality every time.

MCS has today published updates to MIS 3001 (v3.0) and MCS 004 (v3.0). These updates are now available on the MCS website.

With plans already in place for the event to take part in 2013, MCS would like to congratulate the organising bodies (SNIPEF, SELECT, NSCC and FMB) for such a successful inaugural Edingburgh Low Carbon Property Festival and it's recognition at Scottish Parliament.


The festival received great attendance, with many of the presentations from the three day programme being sold out! MCS was pleased to be in attendance at the event and we look forward to working together in the future.

The MCS Helpdesk will be closed from 1.30pm on Thursday 12th September 2013. This is due to internal staff training.

Emails will still be received during this time but enquries will not be responded to until the next day. The team will be back on the Helpdesk on Friday 13th September from 9am - 5pm (normal hours).

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

8th October 2013, NEC Birmingham

In collaboration with the Solar Trade Association, the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) will be hosting a solar thermal forum alongside Solar Energy UK exhibition. The forum will focus on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme, the world's first long-term financial support programme for renewable heat. This and other topics will be covered in presentations given by representatives from: STA (UK Solar Trade Association), DECC (UK Department of Energy & Climate Change) and ESTIF Secretariat.

In preparation for the launch of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) MCS has agreed with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) that all MCS compliant installations installed since 15th July 2009, but not yet registered on the MCS Installation Database (MID), must be registered on the MID by 4pm 22nd October 2013.

This year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival is going green, by hosting a “Low Carbon Property Festival”. The event, which has been organised by a number of leading trade associations in Scotland, the FMB (Federation of Master Builders), the NSCC (National Specialists Contractors’ Council), SELECT (Scottish Electrical Federation) and SNIPEF (Scottish & Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation), is aiming to raise the profile of low carbon building in Scotland.

We have been notified of essential maintenance work being carried out by PayPal on Friday 16th August between 07:00 - 09:30. The work will cause intermittent outages and may have an impact on the processing of payments. This will not affect users being able to access the database or creating certificates using credits previously purchased.

Further information about the outages is listed below:

Update to heat pump standards published

MCS has today published updates to MIS 3005 and MCS 007.

Final policy for domestic RHI announced

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced its final policy regarding the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for domestic consumers. The announcement sets out how the scheme will work and the tariff levels for each of the eligible technologies.

Update on MCS Installation Database 

On the morning of 29th May some MCS Installation Database (MID) users reported issues with the creation or amendment of MCS certificates using the MCS Installation Database (MID). The issue has now been resolved. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this issue may have caused.