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How to be HIP

Submitted by: MikeC (Admin) on 06-Dec-07 09:24:45 PM

Paul Broadhead of AHIPPThis is a two-parter with Paul Broadhead, Deputy Director-General of AHIPP.

Update for historical reasons: AHIPP was a lobbying organisation representing most of the major HIP providers. It played a major role in shaping the Pack at Government level, liasing with policy-makers in the then Labour-controlled administration, both before its implementation and after.

AHIPP disbanded shortly after May 2010 when HIPs were abolished by a newly elected Conservative-led, LibDem coalition Government; in keeping with a pledge made by the Conservative Party in its pre-election manifesto.

Energy Performance Certificates were a mandatory component of the HIP - they are now a standalone document.

OK history lesson over.

Part one covers the news and industry issues.

Listen: Paul Broadhead of AHIPP

Part two: Paul answers questions from DEAs - many thanks for those.

Listen: Part 2 - Paul Broadhead of AHIPP

Many thanks to Paul Broadhead (unforgivable how I got both surname and position wrong - Paul, sincere apologies. I don't know how it happened but somewhere along-the-line I've copied some duff information).


CPD training requirements: Does your accreditation scheme need to approve your course? How many hours do they require? This is important as not all schemes view this the same, partly because the CLG have not been consistent. (Follow-up post: CPD course approval and minimum hours)

On reflection: Would AHIPP reach out to DEAs sooner if the last 12 months were repeated. Yes. Industry is more effective with one united voice, as opposed to fractious in-fighting which has not looked good to outsiders (We know this in our hearts, of course, yet it continues!).

AHIPP calls for early release of rental properties.

First Day Marketing (FDM): Paul explains why he thought a delay to FDM was "deemed necessary" (not AHIPP's official policy).

Regulation of training providers: If the industry's training providers are willing to clean-up their act, AHIPP could be willing to set-up a regime of self-regulation.

Habitus: BRE give guidance on how to get ex-Habitus DEAs on to the Landmark database as individuals.

The future for AHIPP; how DEAs can make a difference to the industry; AHIPP and the Tory party, plus loads more.

CPD guide for Domestic Energy AssessorsHear the definitive CPD guide for your accreditation scheme. As told by your accreditation scheme: CPD Guide for DEAs.

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