MCS exhibits at Futurebuild 2024

Emily Mundon, Lisa Craven, Dan White, Sammy Marlor, and Ben Howe, on stand at Futurebuild 2024.


From Tuesday 5 – Thursday 7 March 2024, MCS took to stand at Futurebuild 2024 at the ExCel London, the industry’s premier event for a better future-built environment using sustainable construction.

We spent three days in London, meeting consumers, contractors, manufacturers, housebuilders, and industry stakeholders on stand J41, to discuss the process, benefits, and importance of becoming MCS certified, along with giving stand visitors more insight into our upcoming New Scheme.

Taking place annually for the last 16 years, the exhibition brings together the entire supply chain to showcase, debate, and understand the advancements in sustainable construction and new technologies vital to making reaching net zero possible.

Across the three days, we ran multiple events and met many like-minded people and businesses working within Retrofit in the UK.

Day one:

This year, from the get-go, we got stuck right in! Our team set up on stand at the ExCel London, ready for three days of networking and learning about the latest innovations and developments in the building industry.

On the first day, our CEO, Ian Rippin, delivered a speaker session on ‘Transforming Certification in Small-Scale Renewables’. This was an opportunity for Ian to give more insight into our New Scheme launching this summer, following its recent publication after last summer’s scheme redevelopment consultation.

Reflecting on the consultation, Ian said “The important thing for MCS as an organisation, is learning from this. We will take these new insights from talking to consumers and contractors to continue to grow the standards, ensuring that they are fit for purpose.”

Day two:

We closed day two of Futurebuild with a drink’s reception in the Future X Innovation section. This provided a space for people to come along, grab a drink, and talk over the benefits of home-grown energy with our friendly and knowledgeable team. The MCS team were on hand to provide information on the recent changes to the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS), the progressions in the Low Carbon Heating Technician Apprenticeship, and much more.

Day three:

On the third and final day of Futurebuild, we were as busy as ever on stand! We had the chance to meet and talk with lots of MCS certified contractors and stakeholders, whilst also being able to meet new contractors looking to becoming certified.

Almost three years after the installation standards publish date (MIS 3012), we continued to discuss adding battery storage to scope, helping consumers get more out of their certified installations. We recently reached 1,000 certified battery storage contractors; the technology continues to grow month on month with consumers confident in its benefits alongside their solar PV installations. You can now track the progress of battery storage as data on this technology can now also be viewed on the MCS Data Dashboard.

Over the three-day show, we spoke with dozens of contractors and homeowners, discussing MCS data, quality, training, certification, the increased grant and funding of the Boiler Upgrade Scheme and plenty more. At the heart of Futurebuild is industry collaboration, sharing ideas, innovative technologies, and ways of working. It was a unique occasion to discuss the issues facing the renewables sector and how we can overcome them together.

Thank you Futurebuild for having us again this year and for hosting an amazing, inspiring event!

For more information on the show, visit Futurebuild’s website. With our biggest year for events ever, don’t forget to follow our social media channels to keep up with our busy events schedule.

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