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“worthless Energy Performance Certificates”

Submitted by: MikeC (Admin) on 10-Sep-09 04:15:00 PM

Graham Manly, president of the Heating and Ventilating Contractors' Association (HVCA), has hit out at the weak enforcement of regulations and the inherent compromising standards of certification bodies forced to compete against each other in a speech to members at the Tower of London yesterday (there's irony there, I'm sure).

Via HeatingandVentilation.net:

"As a result of competition between certification bodies, the maintenance of common criteria for competance is being compromised by some", Manly added. He cited the problem of certification of individuals who are not fully competant and pressures to accept the lowest charges for energy assessments which could result in worthless Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and 'superficial' air conditioning inspections.

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Re: “worthless Energy Performance Certificates”
Reply #1 on : Sun September 13, 2009, 16:14:17
He's right and I think NHER or BRE should assume sole overseeing rights, they at least know whats supposed to be happening (BRE less so).

if not the CLG alone ideally.

PS. I'm not with either NHER or BRE (but will join one of them on renweal)

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Reply #2 on : Thu September 17, 2009, 18:08:22
Some responses to the Part L consultation make similar comments on the need for consistency between accreditation schemes. In these cases, the responses refer to the On Construction DEAs and Non-Domestic EAs, but the same issues probably apply to all strands of energy assessment and certification. It's a pity that no one body was given responsibility for overall standards. Bring back Faero, I say.

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