BREXIT and the future of EPCs.
Regardless of the particular way we each individually voted in the referendum, we will all be concerned about the impact of the referendum vote on the EPC market.
EPCs are now part of UK regulation and help UK government fulfil their own domestic energy policy. So we are confident that EPCs will be required in the long term.
But we must not be complacent. Accreditation schemes and the assessor community must work together to ensure the EPC continually evolves to market needs, including pushing the quality thresholds. To this extent we urge everyone to respond to the recent DCLG consultation on accreditation scheme operations.
Until things become clearer our strategy remains unchanged. Firstly we will continue striving to provide first class technical support to our EPC customers. Secondly we will make it clear to the property and construction sectors that the requirement to have an EPC remains completely unchanged. And finally, we will continue to promote the benefits of EPCs with the broader industry and government, and lobby for higher standards.
We will continue to provide any updates we receive to our members as soon as possible.