14th Apr 2011

The RDSAP data collection and calculation procedures change on 17 April from RDSAP 2005 to RDSAP 2009. The changes are outlined below: 

13th Apr 2011

On Tuesday 12th April DCLG formally notified schemes of the proposed changes to the EPC regulations.  This announcement, which has been anticipated for some time and had been leaked in one form or another over the last few weeks, indicates that the new regulations will cover the following:-

1.       They will extend the current requirement to commission an EPC before marketing to all buildings, whether for sale or rent.  Specifically this will include non domestic buildings.

8th Apr 2011

In a letter to Brian Scannell, MD of NES Ltd., DCLG has confirmed that Part 5 of the Housing Act 2004 is to be repealed later this year and, as such, Home Inspectors, Home Condition Reports and Home Inspector Certification Schemes will no longer exist on a statutory basis.  As such SAVA now offers a scheme for all surveyors with the HI Diploma to join in order to offer the HCS.  

31st Mar 2011

All On Construction Energy Performance Certificates are set to change over to the SAP 2009 methodology from the 17th April 2011.  To make sure you are ready,  download the latest update to NHER Plan Assessor – including full support for SAP 2009 EPCs.  We are proud to say that NHER were the first Accreditation Scheme to receive approval from BRE (on behalf of CLG) for producing SAP 2009 EPCs.  This is thanks to the efforts of our software development and testing teams, and shows that we consistently a

29th Mar 2011

NES Ltd has received a joint letter from DECC and GLC thanking us for our views on how the existing energy performance of buildings regime has been working and the extent to which it will be capable of supporting future policy implementation, in particular the Green Deal.  We were asked to comment in December as part of a wider consultation exercise.

DECC and CLG told us that the overwhelming views of respondents was that change was needed to all aspects of the Energy Performance of Buildings framework.

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