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CIBSE says energy assessors are in demand

Low carbon energy assessors are reporting high volumes of workload for energy certificates, as demand increases ahead of the October 1 deadline, according to CIBSE Certification.

It is estimated that 40,000 buildings will require a display energy certificate (DEC) by October and that a further 10,000 energy performance certificates (EPCs) will be required every month from October.

Accredited low carbon energy assessor Judy Ong, of Ecotag, explained: “The rush to get DECs in time for October is definitely in full swing. There is never an enquiry for just one DEC, there is always at least a dozen and sometimes a few hundred required.

“We would encourage anyone who thinks they will require DECs not to delay in finding an assessor, in order to get assessments completed in good time.”

CIBSE low carbon energy assessors, low carbon consultants and air conditioning inspectors recently attended a party held to mark the second anniversary of CIBSE's Register of Low Carbon Consultants.