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20th Apr 2012

Green Deal will be launched in October this year. It is set to transform the world of energy efficiency and the assessment carried out by a Green Deal Advisor will be the key to unlocking the Green Deal funding.

We have developed a seminar to help you understand what being a Green Deal Advisor will involve. The seminar will take place in Milton Keynes on the 15 and 23 May and lunch for both sessions will be served at 1pm.

20th Apr 2012

We have received a few questions from members around the requirement for D rated EPCs when installing solar PV panels.

The home owner installing the panels must provide an EPC showing the property has a rating of at least D when they apply for the Feed in Tariff (FIT).  The application for the FIT is made once the panels have been fitted to the roof and the system has been commissioned. 

20th Apr 2012

We have received confirmation from Landmark that the England, Wales and Northern Ireland Domestic and Non Domestic Central Registers will have downtime on Sunday 22 April between approximately 8am and 4pm.

28th Mar 2012

 

As you will know there is a requirement for all DEAs and HIs to pass an ‘upskill exam’ by 1 April should you wish to continue lodging EPC reports in England and Wales after this date.

If you have already passed the exam and sent a colour copy of your certificate to us, thank you.  If you have passed the ABBE exam and we registered you for the exam, you do not need to send anything further as ABBE will have told us that you passed the exam.

28th Mar 2012

Changes will be made to the EPBD Regulations on 6 April 2012. The summary of the changes to the EPBD Regulations are as follows:

• The changes will extend the current requirements to commission an EPC that apply to residential buildings to all residential and non residential buildings when sold or rented out

• The requirements for the provision of an EPC with written particulars will be extended to all buildings sold or rented out and the option to attach the asset rating will be removed. The requirement will only extend to the first page of the EPC

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