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VID: EPC news in five minutes

By MikeC (Admin) on 21-Jan-10 14:12. Remarks (3)

A new experiment to bring you a round-up of EPC news in five minutes or less, using video! Today, CLG statement on non-compliance in commercial; more HIP reform critics; CLG/Accred docs for download; and DECs on non-dom consultation.

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Accreditation schemes and industry react to new CLG rules

By MikeC (Admin) on 08-Jan-10 14:40. Remarks (2)

Three accreditation schemes, an independent Domestic Energy Assessor, and a HIP provider react to new CLG rules on EPC quality standards, from their particular vantage points.

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Accreditation schemes put on notice for “unacceptable practices”, CLG letter reveals

By MikeC (Admin) on 07-Jan-10 15:09. Remarks (7)

The CLG has put dodgy Energy Assessors and accreditation schemes on notice in a pre-christmas letter to schemes which list a catalogue of "unacceptable practices" and shortcomings, this site can reveal. A new regime is implemented with immediate effect.

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CLG impose new standards and procedures on accreditation schemes

By MikeC (Admin) on 06-Jan-10 13:29. Remarks (0)

New standards and procedures have been imposed on accreditation schemes by the CLG - more to follow.

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Stroma Switch to Volume-Based EPC Model

By MikeC (Admin) on 23-Dec-08 22:35. Remarks (0)

Stroma accreditation is scrapping its annual membership fees from Jan 2009 and is instead adopting a volume-based fee model, the company has announced. Full fee scale inside plus a quick analysis of how sliding-scale lodgement fees may trap both DEAs and accreditation bodies going forward.

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DEA Workshop: Accreditation Schemes Get 12 Months to Improve

By MikeC (Admin) on 26-Sep-08 15:54. Remarks (2)

The poorest performing accreditation schemes have been warned they have 12 months to improve or risk losing their licence. That was one of the messages presented to representatives of Domestic ENergy Assessors at the latest CLG-hosted DEA Workshop held on Tuesday (23rd Sept 08). Also, lack of interest from Trading Standards and the Advertising Standards Authority on both estate agent compliance and training providers respectively.

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DEA Workshop with the CLG - CPD Changes

By MikeC (Admin) on 14-Aug-08 00:32. Remarks (0)

Domestic Energy Assessors and industry representatives met with the CLG last week to plot a path for the future of Energy Performance Certificates, and those serving them. Here we gather views and gauge consquences. Part 1 of 2 looks at a proposed CPD shake-up

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Accreditation Schemes: Survey

By MikeC (Admin) on 15-Apr-08 15:21. Remarks (0)

As Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs) look-ahead to their second year of accreditation, which schemes have produced the goods? Who is providing less-than-satisfactory support? What is the software like? A new survey aims to find out so you can better choose who gets your accreditation fees next year.

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CLG to Investigate Accreditation Schemes

By MikeC (Admin) on 06-Apr-08 16:17. Remarks (2)

The representative body for DEAs and Home Inspectors, The Institute of Home Inspection (IHI), has been told by the Housing Minister that accreditation schemes will be investigated following concerns over quality and conduct

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