Ahead of the government’s Future Homes Standard, there has been an growing call for more renewable energy professionals, as the ban on gas boilers in new homes comes in to effect from 2025. Biomass boilers and commercial heat pumps are replacing fossil fuelled heating to help the UK reach zero greenhouse emissions target in 2050.
Specialist recruitment consultants, White HVACR said tothat securing the volume of specialist talent necessary to meet increasing demand is likely to be challenging for many businesses. They pointed to an impending ‘talent emergency’ statistic which concerns 48 per cent of power professionals.
The stats from thereport also stated that 32 percent of professionals believe that there is already a crisis, and a further 28 per cent reporting that companies already are suffering a staff shortage.
From 2025, the Future Homes Standard dictates that oil and gas boilers will no longer be fitted in new homes, which will need innovation and developments in low-carbon heating to future proof new builds, and to create world leading levels of energy efficiency.
As renewable energy becomes a priority for governments all over the planet to tackle climate change and global warming, the skills shortage could frustrate progress. White HVACR are working with clients with exploring options to retrain existing staff, as create the next generation of renewable energy experts and professionals.
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