E-newsletter December 2018

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the December edition of our CIBSE Certification newsletter. 

I hope that you find the content of this newsletter useful and I would like to wish you all a good festive break and a successful 2019.


ESOS Phase 2 - One Year Left

The compliance deadline for ESOS Phase 2 is 5 December 2019.

We recommend that, if you haven't already done so, you remind your ESOS clients to start collecting data and arranging audits to avoid any unnecessary delays this time next year.

If a company is required to comply, it must measure its total energy consumption for a 12-month period.

For further information on ESOS compliance, please read our updated guide.

CIBSE Guide to Building Performance

We have received a few queries this week from people on our registers about an email that they have received from a company called Open Box. 

The CIBSE Guide to Building Performance is a joint venture between our parent company, CIBSE, and Open Box, a well-established publisher of business-to-business magazines, yearbooks and directories. The guide is aimed specifically and exclusively at clients, building operators and facilities managers, and will provide fast, direct access for these users to the CIBSE Certification online register.

Although CIBSE Certification Ltd doesn't have any direct involvement with the Guide, we see it as a great route to market to promote our consultants and assessors.

For further information on the CIBSE Guide to Building Performance please email robwhite@ob-mc.co.uk.

Air Conditioning Inspection Reports - Scotland

Following an audit visit earlier in the year, we have been asked by the Building Standards Division in Scotland to remind any of you that provide Air Conditioning Inspection Reports for properties in Scotland that a copy of these reports MUST be lodged with us. 

This facilitates us being able to handle queries about the validity of a report and also our ability to carry out the mandated quality control procedures for lodged reports.
 
You can lodge your reports with us by sending them to epc@cibsecertification.org

CPD Audit

With a few days downtime in prospect for many of you towards the end of the month, can I take the opportunity to remind you that this is a good time to make sure your CPD record for the year is up to date, as our annual audit will be carried out in February 2019. 

Update your CPD now.

End of Year Closure

Our offices will be closed from 12:00 to 17:00 on 14 December 2018 and then over the Christmas period from 17:00 on 21 December 2018, reopening at 9:00 on 2 January 2019.

During these periods, when we will be unable to take telephone calls, we will still be able to monitor emails, so if you have any technical queries, lodgement queries, or need to provide new insurance details email in the usual way to epc@cibsecertification.org. During this period response times may be longer than usual.
 
Lodgement credits can be purchased online at all times but are allocated to the individual account only.  Bulk purchases (for company accounts) for lodgements that you may want to make during the closure period will need to be made before 12:00 on 21 December 2018.

Kind regards,

Professor Andrew Geens
BEng (Hons) PhD CEng FCIBSE
Head of CIBSE Certification

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