Those within the furniture manufacturing industry will be aware of the importance regarding compliance to various regulations, from having the relevant permit or exemptions to process wood, to using waste wood as a fuel to produce energy. There are also a number of other requirements to ensure practices are sustainable and in line with Government legislation.

ECS (Environmental Compliance Solutions) a consultancy business, based in Staffordshire, offer nationwide services dedicated to companies involved in the manufacture of wood-based products. They are also experts regarding the use of waste wood or biomass for heating, along with ensuring compliance to the non-domestic renewable heat incentive.

Biomass boiler and waste wood to energy installations that have been accredited to the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (NDRHI) continue to have potential to make a vital contribution towards the UK’s obligations for renewable energy production and carbon emission reduction. To ensure that this can be achieved, on-going compliance to the NDRHI and local environmental permitting requirements must be met. Those who are not participants of the NDRHI scheme or want to upgrade their current technology, may want to explore acquiring RHI Tariffs during this pivotal time.

The NDRHI scheme can be a confusing area to navigate where there are continual updates to regulations, whether it is to improve the sustainability of fuel sources or the need to ensure that applicants have genuine carbon reduction projects. ECS are best placed to help with decades of experience in the deployment of biomass and waste wood projects from conception to post completion.

Director and founder of ECS, Amy Fielding (pictured) has collaborated with a wide range of Government Agencies to help develop both national and international markets.  She is currently part of the Renewable Energy Association (REA) Wood Heat Forum Steering group committee and the Hetas/Woodsure (BSL) Fuel Quality and Waste Advisory Panel.

This means that she is kept abreast of any changes in RHI and Environmental policy, along with any new incentives that are on the horizon. ECS have also recently welcomed to the team a master’s graduate in Environmental Law.

They can offer ongoing support subscriptions or one-off compliance works. As part of the subscription service they will help to ensure that your company are maintaining and providing all the correct record keeping which is required as part of meeting ongoing obligations, both from an RHI perspective and Environmental compliance point of view. They also work with a highly regarded global UKAS accredited fuels analysis company, Alfred H Knight, so can offer mutually complimentary materials, composition and fuels analysis.

Bespoke and one-off works can include Hetas Accreditations, Clean Air Act Exemptions and Testing, RHI Emissions Certificate Drafting, Part B/Medium Combustion Directive Permit Applications, Environmental Management Systems implementation, Lawful Development Certificate Application Support, along with NDRHI ongoing obligation and NDRHI Tariff Trading Guidance.

They adopt a pragmatic approach and are always on hand to answer any queries you may have. The aim being to take the pressure off and allow companies to focus on the day to day operation of their businesses.

For further information, contact the team on and quote ‘FP October 2022’.