E-newsletter August 2022


E-newsletter August 2022

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the August edition of the CIBSE Certification newsletter.

There is a lot going on in this year’s renewal period, so apologies for the information overload but please persevere and read to the end.  You are normally at liberty to filter out headings that do not apply to you, but on this occasion that probably only applies to the ESOS section.  Everything else is universally applicable.  We hope you like the new online certificate and ID facility.

Renewals 2022 / 2023

From Thursday 1 September you will be able to access your invoice and pay your registration fees online, a reminder notification will be sent on this date.

A few things to make sure are up to date include: 

•    Your contact details, including work information
•    Your insurance records
•    Your CPD record
•    Software certificate for LCC Simulation and EPC registrants
•    Signed code of conduct

Please note that even if you pay your registration fee we will only be providing certificates and ID cards if your registration meets the compliance requirements, so you may still be suspended.  

View the full compliance checklist
If you have any questions regarding your renewal please call the Certification team on +44 (0)20 8772 3649 or email epc@cibsecertification.org.

Digital certificates and ID cards

This year we will be issuing digital certificate(s) and ID cards, we will no longer be posting them.  Once you have renewed your registration you can access certificate(s) and ID card from anywhere, further information will be emailed to you in the next few weeks.

CIBSE Certification Logos and marketing tools

UKAS have updated their logos, so we are updating the logos and style guides in time for the launch of the digital certificates.  You will need to update your email signatures, website, marketing materials, etc to ensure correct usage of the logos.

EPC Lodgement in England and Wales

Please note that with the introduction of a new version of software for the June 15th implementation of Part L in England, existing building EPC lodgements for England and Wales should be carried out using Part L 2021 software. There is no transition period. 

For newly constructed buildings in England EPC lodgements with Part L 2013 application can use Part L 2013 EPC software for the EPC lodgement of the as-built EPC. Lodgements after the 15th of June for buildings in England that complete the design stage using the new Part L 2021 Regulations will need to use the new software.

For EPC lodgements on newly constructed buildings in Wales please follow the guidance on https//gov.wales.

Part L 2021 update

And talking about the Part L 2021 update, as you are all now aware there has been an update to Part L and as a CIBSE Certification registrant you will be required to prove your competence in the update in the way of an assessment.  Our aim to operate in conformity with  ISO 17024 - General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons (registers) is what lies behind this request.

You can complete any training courses on the update if you wish and CIBSE Training are offering an online assessment that we can accept as demonstrating your knowledge and understanding of the changes. They are also offering training but there is the option to just take the assessment. If your chosen training provider is also offering an assessment we can, on request, determine whether that is an acceptable alternative to the assessment offered by CIBSE Training.  

The software update training that is being offered by software vendors is useful CPD which we encourage, but it is not a substitute for the assessment that is required for ongoing registration.

As with previous changes to the Building Regulations, we are requiring all our registrants to demonstrate their ongoing knowledge and understanding. We have been asked by a few people why Air Conditioning inspectors or Heat Networks Consultants are being assessed for their knowledge of the new Building Regulations, and it is simply that in the case of:

  • Air Conditioning inspectors: to make sure that any recommendations that they make in their reports are made in the knowledge of minimum requirements for air conditioning kit
  • Heat Networks Consultants: that they understand their interaction with the wider design team in the context of the Building Regulations

A good knowledge of Building Regulations relating to energy performance is a reasonable expectation of anyone associated with a CIBSE Certification Register.

ESOS update

We have had a July newsletter from the ESOS team at the Environment Agency which includes details of the response to the recent consultation.

You can find the newsletter on the Certification website

Kind regards,

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