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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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Zero-carbon home for £2500!

By MikeC (Admin) on 09-Dec-09 16:46. Remarks (0)

Lord Dixon Smith says that £2,500 on immersion heaters for hot water, electric cooker and space heaters would make his home zero-carbon. He also says it could cost up to £38,000 to retrofit the least energy efficient homes.

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When EPCs don't matter any more

By MikeC (Admin) on 19-Oct-09 16:04. Remarks (9)

Energy Performance Certificates are not important in the scheme of things. What now then?

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Tory policy may push EPC cost onto home buyers

By MikeC (Admin) on 15-Sep-09 17:55. Remarks (1)

There's no doubt about it, carbon-cutting laws WILL influence property valuations in the medium-term. Under proposed Tory regulations mortgage providers may insist homebuyers pay for Energy Performance Certificates.

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RICS Former President: 'regular energy certificates'

By MikeC (Admin) on 18-Oct-08 13:46. Remarks (0)

Former RICS president, Peter Fall, is calling for regularly updated energy certificates on homes to effect behaviour change in energy consumption. But how practical is it?

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Definitive CPD Guide for DEAs and Training Providers

By MikeC (Admin) on 24-Mar-08 13:08. Remarks (2)

For Domestic Energy Assessors and training providers: Accreditation schemes reveal precisely what DEAs and course providers need to know in order to successfully complete their first year's CPD study.

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RICS Scotland: Existing Members to Issue EPCs

By MikeC (Admin) on 23-Nov-07 21:44. Remarks (1)

With no additional qualifications necessary, RICS' Chartered Surveyors in Scotland will be able to conduct Energy Performance Certificates on domestic and commercial properties from next year. Scotland do this business differently - I suspect the RICs lobby group is quiet up there.

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