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Submitted by: MikeC (Admin) on 30-Jan-10 02:20:19 PM

Quidos has finally put an end to its near week-long Twitter tease and announced it is to offer free lodgement fees to new members for the month of February, whilst existing members will pay reduced fees of £2.50.

The promotion marks the launch of its new RdSAP online software calculation tool called iQ-Energy. More details: iQ-Energy.

EPC v Passivhaus – The Clash of Standards

After a bit more digging, I found the originator of yesterday’s “tweet” on the EPC v Passivhaus Clash of Standards. It was made by Mark Tiramani (MarkTiramani) on Twitter, who describes himself as a ‘Passivhaus collector”, whatever that means.

He’s not happy, at all. On Twitter he wrote:

just how much more stupid, lazy, dumb, ignorant and absurd can things actually become in UK energy requirements for dwellings?

after wrestling with software that simply does not understand truly low-energy building we at last got a SAP->EPC output. Result: a "C"

AHIPP members continue to fall

And finally, Neil Kurz of NRG Experts last night posted his monthly graph of AHIPP and HIP code members on the HIF which shows a continued decline in membership numbers.

Newsblast: 30th January 2010

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