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Pocket guides packed with top technical tips

The National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies has launched technical guides for renewable and low carbon installers.

The guides are designed to be used as a reference while pricing, sizing and installing a job.

The A6 pocket guides contain key information relating to health and safety requirements, building regulations, installation, best practice and commissioning checks.

Comprehensive guides have been published for the following technologies:

  • Solar photovoltaic systems
  • Solar thermal hot water systems
  • Air source heat pumps
  • Ground source heat pumps
  • Greywater reuse systems
  • Rainwater harvesting systems

Cathryn Hickey, executive director for the Skills Academy, explained: “As we see the environmental technology market grow, our practical and informative guides will prove invaluable for installers.

“They provide quick access to a wide range of technical information and legislation, acting as a useful reference tool for installers who have completed appropriate training and assessment.”

The guides are available to purchase at £14.99 each but are currently being offered to Skills Academy trained installers at the discounted price of £9.99.

The pocket guides complement the National Skills Academy’s series of new learner manuals which support the delivery of the QCF Level 3 qualifications in related disciplines, but are also available as standalone documents.

 For more information and to purchase these and any of the other guides in the Skills Academy’s series, visit