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HIP report may recommend security and fire assessment

By MikeC (Admin) on 09-Feb-10 14:38. Remarks (0)

The Home Information Pack report may include proposals for a fire and security assessment of homes to be included, the Home Affairs Select Committee heard last week. Also, Northgate slashes lodgement fees and Richard Branson warns of oil crunch in 5 years.

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Home Energy Advisor trials “not promising”

By MikeC (Admin) on 02-Feb-10 14:46. Remarks (0)

Early results from trials across the country show a low uptake by residents to approaches by Home Energy Advisors, even when the service is free. Also RICS problems with energy efficiency valuations and Tory proposals for a Green Investment Bank.

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Home Information Pack debate in Parliament

By MikeC (Admin) on 27-Jan-10 16:03. Remarks (0)

The War of Surveys continue to warp parliamentary process and decision-making, as evidenced in the House of Commons debate on Home Information Packs yesterday.

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HoL debate on EPCs & EPCs on all non-dom proposals by 2017

By MikeC (Admin) on 26-Jan-10 13:51. Remarks (1)

House of Lords debate EPCs; Commercial Energy Assessors' forum hit by spammers; the committee on climate change recommend EPCs on all non-domestic buildings by 2017.

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UK Carbon Census, LPG/Bottled gas & unaffordable fuel bills

By MikeC (Admin) on 25-Jan-10 15:34. Remarks (0)

Energy assessors raise concerns over a company that appears to be selling EPCs subsidised by services based on its recommendations. Plus a mini tutorial on LPG and bottled gas and more.


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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