Forrest, a specialist in social housing regeneration, has recently been certified by NICEIC against the Green Deal standard PAS 2030 – the requirement firms must have in place in order to be registered to install Green Deal measures.

The register for Green Deal opens in August and only those firms with the appropriate approval in place will be able to carry out Green Deal work when the initiative launches later this year.

Forrest’s chief executive Lee McCarren, said, “We have placed green technology and techniques at the heart of our business and continually invest to keep ourselves at the cutting edge of sustainable building practice.

“The Green Deal is a once in a generation opportunity for UK homeowners, affordable housing providers and the construction industry and Forrest will be at the forefront of its delivery.”

In May this year NICEIC was selected by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to provide Green Deal certification, and can now offer certification to any business wishing to become a Green Deal installer.

Forrest were invited by NICEIC to take part in a pilot programme to test the certification process and standards which Green Deal certification bodies use to assure quality for businesses undertaking Green Deal installation work for consumers.