The Property Energy Professionals Association (PEPA) hosted its annual conference on 27th February 2019.
The conference provided an opportunity for the energy assessment industry and its professionals to engage with Government on the future of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). There were presentations from both MHCLG and BEIS which aimed to establish the latest Government policies and plans for EPCs, including feedback from the Call for Evidence, a briefing on the new MEES regulations, and the future of ECO. Philip Mason of Trustmark also provided a presentation on the upcoming PAS2035 which will introduce new Retrofit professionals to the industry. Following a morning of presentations, the afternoon saw representatives from all energy assessment schemes hosting workshops to explore areas such as compliance, quality and auditing, the EPC call for evidence and the RdSAP methodology.
“The PEPA Conference presents a truly unique opportunity to have a say on the future of EPCs and the role of energy assessors,” explains Stephen O’Hara, chair of PEPA. “The opportunity for energy assessors and industry stakeholders to interact with representatives of BEIS and MHCLG, discuss the issues, and have their views heard, was extremely valuable. It is a crucial time for the industry and PEPA is really taking the lead in making sure EPCs remain the most relevant and useful energy performance measurement tool for the built environment.”
You can download the full conference presentation, including workshops, here.