E-newsletter April 2017

Dear Colleague,

Lodgement credit price drop

Following a £2.50 reduction in Landmark fees, the lodgement credit price will reduce to £35.00 on the 6 April 2017. Therfore, we advise that if you are planning to purchase credits for use after the 6 April, you do so after this date. Visit the lodgement portal

New version of EPC conventions

DCLG have issued a new version of the EPC conventions, issue 6, which will come into force on 1 May 2017. If you are an EPC assessor, these new conventions should be treated as mandatory CPD. Once you have read the document, identified and understood the changes and new requirements, you can record the time spent on your CPD record for 2017. Please note that these conventions now apply in Scotland. View the new EPC conventions

Section 63 update

All certified Section 63 Assessors can now lodge Action Plans in Scotland and certified DEC assessors can lodge DECs in Scotland, in the same way they lodge DECs in England, Wales and N. Ireland. We apologise for the delay in getting this operational since our approval in September.
Please note, if you are on our DEC assessor register, you are not automatically eligible to lodge Action Plans unless you are also a Section 63 Assessor. Become a Section 63 Advisor

Upcoming CPD audit

We will be carrying out our CPD audit for your 2016 records shortly, so if you haven’t already, you need to update your 2016 record now. Your CPD records should include identified objectives as well as linked activities to appropriate schemes and objectives. Update your CPD records

Guidance for Landlords on the Energy Efficiency Regulations 2015

The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), have published guidance for Landlords on the Energy Efficiency (Private rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015. These are the regulations that will make it increasingly difficult for landlords to rent property that fails to meet minimum energy efficiency standards, currently set at better than an F rated EPC. Download a copy of the guidance

Energy Performance Building Data

DCLG have confirmed that the energy performance of buildings data is now available on the Open Data Communities website. 
Please note that the published data includes terms and conditions of use and how address level data can be used. 
Access the new data

New CIBSE Certification website

The CIBSE Certification team is delighted to announce that the new and refreshed website is live. The updated site includes changes to navigation, with dropdown menus for both mobile and desktop versions, making it easier to use the website wherever you are. Visit the new website


Dr Andrew Geens

Head of CIBSE Certification