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Cibse certification scheme wins CLG approval

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The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (Cibse) has confirmed Cibse Certification's application to provide an accredited energy assessors scheme has been approved by the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG).

The Low Carbon Energy Assessors scheme is a continuation of the work the Institution has done over the last year to produce a register of Low Carbon Consultants. There are over 700 Low Carbon Consultants and Cibse Certification expects a large number of these consultants to take the top up training required to become a Low Carbon Energy Assessor.
Low Carbon Energy Assessors will be trained and accredited to produce display energy certificates (DECs) and energy performance certificates (EPCs), and will undertake regular CPD. Cibse training courses for those who want to become energy assessors will start in March 2008 – Potential applicants are advised these courses are expected to be popular and early booking may be necessary.

Cibse president John Armstrong said: “We are delighted to receive confirmation of approval for our Low Carbon Energy Assessors scheme. It is a significant step in ensuring Cibse Certification continues to provide energy professionals and the wider industry with the training and tools necessary to improve a building's energy performance.” Cibse Certification will provide accreditation for the following activities:
• EPCs for non-domestic buildings
• DECs for non-domestic publicly accessed buildings
• EPCs for domestic premises
• Air conditioning assessments for complex systems
Energy assessors training in early 2008 will be qualified and registered with the scheme from March 08, well in advance of the April start date. Separate arrangements will be announced shortly for Scotland.

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