July 2024


E-newsletter July 2024

Renewals 2024 / 2025

Renewals are due on 1 September. To help ensure that your record is up-to-date and we invoice you correctly, please let us know if there are any changes we need to make to your record before we process your renewal. This might include:

  • Changes to home or work details, including postal address, telephone number and email address
  • Removal from a particular register(s)
  • If you want to pay by Direct Debit 

The renewal compliance checklist can be found on our website including an updated fee sheet.

Please send any updates to epc@cibsecertification.org by 24 July.

CIBSE Certification Code of Conduct

The CIBSE Certification Code of Conduct has been revised following a recent audit by DLUHC.

Please download the new version (revision 15) from the CIBSE Certification website and return a signed copy to epc@cibsecertification.org by 31 August 2024 to avoid suspension of your registration(s). 

If you have any queries you can contact CIBSE Certification at the usual email address epc@cibsecertification.org.

ESOS Newsletter June 2024 Issue 24

Access the latest issue of the ESOS Newsletter, which provides an update on:

•    Compliance Notification Enforcement Extension Position Statement
•    MESOS Reporting System Update
•    Notification of compliance guidance
•    MESOS User Management
•    MESOS Task Management

More details can be found on the government website.

New Commercial EPC Conventions Issue 9

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has approved the new set of Commercial EPC Conventions issue 9. These can be found on the CIBSE Certification website.

As all Non-Domestic EPC assessors are aware, the Conventions form part of the overall EPC methodology and are essential in producing and delivering EPCs for clients. We invite all EPC assessor to review the new document and become familiar with all changes (highlighted in blue in the document) as these will influence the way they model their EPCs.

Please note that the new EPC Conventions will take effect for any lodgements taking place after the 1 July 2024. 

Please feel free to contact CIBSE Certification with any queries at epc@cibsecertification.org.

Scottish Government request for feedback

The Scottish Government are currently going through a process of assessing the EPC market and examining ways to reform EPCs, in order to make them more accurate and able to address future needs of the industry.

They have kindly asked us to reach out to our registered EPC assessors and ask if any of you would be willing to provide your experiences and feedback regarding EPCs and the EPC market. If any of you would like to participate in this exercise, please let us know at epc@cibsecertification.org and we will pass your details to the Scottish Government representatives who may contact you in the near future.

New DEC ORCalc Scotland software version 2.0.0.

We have been informed by the Scottish Government that a new version of ORCalc for Scotland is now available. 

You will need to use this version of the tool going forward in order to lodge DECs in Scotland. This latest version includes the annual renewed security certificate as well as improvements to bring the tool up to current industry standards. Please note the following changes:

  • This is targeted at Windows 10 and above (released in July 2015 and combined with v11 represents 97%+ market share of windows)
  • It requires a 64bit Operating System (99%+ market share) 
  • The .net 8 64bit redistributable framework is a key prerequisite for this installation (we can send this to you if you need it)
  • The installer and instructions have been updated
  • The version number has jumped to v2 to represent this major upgrade
  • Several existing bugs have been identified and addressed:
    • An Advisory Report (AR) was permitting the user to skip the entry of the buildings benchmarks, this made an invalid submission for a draft AR (blank property type).  This data entry has been made mandatory.
    • Removing the Assessor information and attempting to navigate pages or load new files led to the menu and navigation buttons becoming out of synch. The checks have been improved.
  • During testing it was identified by Aecom that their corporate network (specifically the VPN connection) was affecting communication with the Draft DEC/AR service.  Users should attempt different networks if they can’t create outputs.

You can access this new version of ORCalc on our Lodgement Portal.

CIBSE Certification opens for new NABERS UK applications

We are thrilled to announce that, from today, CIBSE Certification will be accepting new applications for NABERS UK. 

NABERS UK is a trusted and rigorous building performance rating system that helps building owners, operators, and occupiers accurately measure and improve the energy performance of their buildings.

For more information on NABERS UK, and how to become a licensed assessor please visit our website.