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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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Top 3 Accreditation Schemes 2009

By MikeC (Admin) on 23-Dec-09 14:06. Remarks (3)

Which accreditation scheme has worked in the best interests of the Energy Performance Certificate industry in 2009? My three picks inside - do you agree?

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Accreditation Schemes vs Trade Bodies and Institutes

By MikeC (Admin) on 14-Jul-09 15:44. Remarks (0)

Who do you think should represent Domestic Energy Assessors: your accreditation scheme or one of the numerous trade bodies or institutes? A poll so far puts the accred schemes up there with the so-called institutes!

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HES, CERT and CESP Consultation Responses

By MikeC (Admin) on 14-May-09 15:54. Remarks (3)

The deadline for responses to the Heat and Energy Saving Strategy (HES) has been extended until tomorrow apparently. But which accreditation schemes and representative organisations have responded to these career-defining proposals? Also, BRE and DECC publish new draft proposals for SAP 2009 - another consultation!

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Northgate Responds to CERT Consultation

By MikeC (Admin) on 15-Apr-09 22:18. Remarks (2)

Northgate has published its response to the CERT consultation and calls for Home Energy Advisers to deliver and install Real Time Displays (RTDs), CFLs, and to provide advice on benefit entitlements.

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Northern Ireland EPC Countdown: Just 3 RdSAP Software Approved

By MikeC (Admin) on 29-Jun-08 16:25. Remarks (2)

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are required on all homes marketed for sale in Northern Ireland from tomorrow, yet some Domestic Energy Assessors may struggle to issue them at all unless they have access to BRE-approved RdSAP software only three accreditation schemes (Elmhurst, ECMK and Northgate) have so far attained. Also, Elmhurst claim the first EPC issued for Northern Ireland too!

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Northgate RdSAP Software 1st for Northern Ireland

By MikeC (Admin) on 20-Jun-08 13:01. Remarks (0)

Northgate has won first approval from BRE to allow Domestic Energy Assessors to use its own RdSAP software for Northern Ireland Energy Performance Certificates, which become law on residential home sales later this month. This might also be a good time to look at the differences between Northern Ireland and England & Wales whilst we are at it too.

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EPC Forces Home off Property Market

By MikeC (Admin) on 28-Apr-08 16:57. Remarks (7)

Mr Graham Glen withdrew his carbon neutral home from sale because of poor Energy Performance Certificate, he claims. His story reveals failings in his Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA), the EPC provider and the RdSAP methodology. It also signals a change in the EPCs influence on property values.

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