Smart auditing for building energy certification

The government is to require tighter quality and fraud controls in accreditation schemes for energy assessors dealing with buildings covered by the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 

Energy assessor certification work will be more closely scritinised in future. Photograph: iamnao / 123RFEnergy assessors responsible for certifying the efficiency of buildings in England and Wales are to be subject to new controls aimed at driving up professional standards and rooting out poor practice and fraud.  

The move to ‘smart audits’, announced on 20 December by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), was one of a series of changes to operating rules governing the seven existing accreditation schemes outlines in a May consultation.

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