Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) received its Royal Charter in 1976. It is the professional body that exists to support the Science, Art and Practice of building services engineering, by providing our members and the public with first class information and education services and promoting the spirit of fellowship which guides our work.

CIBSE promotes the career of building services engineers by accrediting courses of study in further and higher education, by approving workbased training programmes and providing routes to full professional Registration and Membership, including Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer and Engineering Technician. Once qualified, CIBSE offers a range of services, all focussed on maintaining and enhancing professional excellence throughout a career.

As one of its many functions, CIBSE provides an accreditation scheme for energy assessors.

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Set up over twelve years ago, ECMK is an accreditation scheme for energy assessors and facilitates lodgement of Energy Performance Certificates (EPC), Display Energy Certificates (DEC), and Air Conditioning Reports.  They also provide training for energy assessors; certification services for the Green Deal; and are approved as ESOS Lead Assessor register.

Accreditation is available for all strands of energy assessment – Domestic, Non Domestic, On Construction, ESOS, Display Energy Certificates, Air Conditioning inspectors as well as Domestic and Non-Domestic Green Deal Advisers

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Elmhurst Energy Systems Ltd

Elmhurst Energy is a leading independent provider of energy assessment training, software and accreditation. Established in 1993 and operating across the UK, Elmhurst aim to drive standards across the industry and provide outstanding technical support.

Elmhurst provides solutions that are used by thousands of clients including chartered surveyors, architects, house builders, building control bodies, insulation manufacturers and residential social landlords.

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Elmhurst Energy is one of our preferred accreditation schemes. Look for the logo when choosing an assessor.

Quidos Limited

Quidos was established in 2004 and provides a government approved accreditation scheme for energy assessors.

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Sterling Accreditation Ltd

Sterling Accreditation is well respected by both members and clients for being a scheme that delivers a high level of quality service, support and advice.  Since 2009  Sterling Accreditation has been accrediting Energy Assessors so that they can undertake Energy Assessments on all types of buildings throughout England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.  Being a pro-active scheme, they have developed close working relationships with Governments, Councils and Trading Standards Authorities to ensure that they are able to provide technical information on compliance, legislation and regulatory requirements to assessors, clients and members of the public.

From the outset Sterling Accreditation’s mission has been to set a ‘new standard’ for independence, quality and service; something which they believe sets them apart from other Accreditation Schemes and we would tend to agree.  Sterling Accreditation is purely an accreditation scheme.  They do not sell assessment services in competition with their members.  As such, they avoid many of the conflicts of interest found elswhere.

Quality Assurance is an integral part of being an Energy Assessor, and Sterling Accreditation has practices and procedure manuals to ensure that assessors get the right level of guidance and support, throughout the auditing process.  Post audit, they provide comprehensive audit feedback reports that provide a valuable insight into understanding even the smallest of errors, ensuring that assessors produce accurate reports now and in the future.

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Setting the Standard

Sterling Accreditation is one of our preferred accreditation schemes. Look for the logo when choosing an assessor.

Stroma Certification Ltd

Stroma provide a range of accreditation services across the construction industry.

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