CIBSE Certification & Registration
Individuals certified by CIBSE Certification Ltd are known as Low Carbon Energy Assessors and Low Carbon Consultants.
What is a CIBSE Low Carbon Energy Assessor?
Low Carbon Energy Assessors (LCEAs) provide Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and Display Energy Certificates (DECs). The requirement for EPCs was introduced on 6 April 2008 under the Energy Performance in Buildings Regulations (EPB Regulations) for any non-domestic buildings that were bought, sold or rented. The requirement for DECs was introduced in June 2008 for buildings occupied by public authorities. Energy certificates can only be provided by certified energy assessors who are members of an approved scheme such as CIBSE Certification Ltd.
LCEAs also produce Air Conditioning Inspection Reports (ACIR). The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 require inspections of all air conditioning systems with rated outputs over 12 kW at intervals not greater than 5 years.
LCEAs join the CIBSE Certification register of highly competent individuals who are able to help clients minimise the carbon emissions of their buildings, both in design and operation by doing more than simply ‘counting carbon’.
CIBSE LCEAs carry out tailored energy assessments (EPC, DEC and A/C) that not only identify the most relevant, cost effective solutions to improve the energy efficiency for your buildings but also your business needs.
Our LCEAs are industry leaders who provide, alongside the required energy certificate, an accompanying thorough report which helps you to put the advice given by our LCEAs into practice. By choosing a CIBSE LCEA, you can be sure you are getting the very best advice available, and are engaging an experienced, certified practitioner with the ability to steer a project through to realised carbon and cost savings, whatever your carbon aspirations.
What is a CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant?
LCCs are members of the CIBSE Low Carbon Consultants Register and are professionals competent to minimise energy use and carbon emissions from buildings both in design, operation and simulation. They are able to go beyond the current legal minima in improving the energy performance of both new and existing buildings.
Clients can be assured that buildings designed and operated by Low Carbon Consultants will meet the requirements of Part L (Conservation of Fuel and Power) and Building Control Officers can be assured that compliance is being signed off by suitably qualified professionals. Members of the LCC Register have undertaken assessments to demonstrate their competence.
“Although legislative deadlines and the demand for assessors drive our business targets, it’s the quality industry experience, quality training and completing a rigorous quality assessment procedure that is what all our Low Carbon Energy Assessors and Low Carbon Consultants can pride themselves on”.
Key Benefits of becoming a Low Carbon Energy Assessor (LCEA) and a Low Carbon Consultant (LCC) with CIBSE Certification:
- By registering with CIBSE Certification you are accessing experienced Energy Assessors and experienced Building Services Engineers with a wealth of knowledge and experience for FREE support and advice when you need it. CIBSE Certification staff have regular contact with the CIBSE Technical Department and are therefore able to access the expertise of the people who write many of the guidance documents that are widely used across the industry.
- Online LCEA and LCC register.
- LCEA and LCC Marketing toolkits.
- CIBSE Certification work with CPD providers to ensure relevant CPD courses are available to you.
- If you are not a CIBSE member and would like to access CIBSE Publications that are free to CIBSE members, CIBSE Certification have negotiated a discount for Affiliate Membership of CIBSE. To join, complete and return the Affiliate application quoting your LCC/LCEA membership number to receive the discounted rate.
- Monthly newsletters keeping you up to date with competence related information.
- Assessors can lodge using any government approved software for EPCs, DECs and ACIs allowing you to choose which software you prefer to use.
- Competitively priced lodgements – discounts can be negotiated for larger purchases.
- Online payment options and discount for Direct Debt payments.
- Your own Assessor Area log in website for each strand (to manage your own profile, lodgements, important information and updates).
- CIBSE Certification accepts the APEL route (Approval of Prior Experiential Learning).
- Qualification Route - applicants who are suitably qualified via ABBE, City & Guilds or NFOPP for EPCs and DECs but not AC).
- Transfer Route - applicants that have been certified via APEL route with any other certification body.
- LCEAs can have additional organisations listed against their profile on the LCEA register.
- ID card and certificate.
- A long standing, friendly, knowledgeable and dedicated Certification team that are there to provide support and to help you every step of the way.