Government’s plans to prevent fraud in energy assessor accreditation schemes

The government has published its response on changes to the operation of accreditation schemes for energy assessors, including detecting and preventing fraud. The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is responsible for implementing the requirements of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive in England and Wales. There are currently seven schemes that oversee the […]

Greece faces EU court over energy performance

The European Commission is taking Greece to the Court of Justice for not calculating the energy performance requirements for buildings. As part of the Buildings Directive it is essential for Member States to measure the minimum requirements with “a view to achieving the best combination between investments and savings”. The calculations work out the energy […]

Public asked views on EU efficiency

A new public consultation has opened on the EU’s Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. Open until 31 October 2015, this consultation offers you the chance to give feedback on EU rules designed to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. Under the 2010 Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, energy performance certificates must be included in all […]