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Accredited Green Deal Assessors

LCEA are now offering Green Deal Energy Assessments. Please contact us for further information.

Date:- January 2013

Easy as EPC? – RIBA Film key learning:

Robert Corbyn has been working on the Stratford John Lewis scheme with Wates Construction International since the start of the scheme and helps answers some key points.

·An explanation of when an EPC is needed and what it measures

·The importance of zoning and the role of computer modelling

·The impact efficient lighting can have on the final EPC grade

·The relationship between BREEAM and EPCs

·The impact of the newly enacted Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations

Source: –“Clip reproduced courtesy of NBS TV – Professional learning and CPD for the Construction Industry. Click here for further details and to view the full programme” Uploaded onto RIBA NBS site in June 2012.

Deal or No Deal?– Modus asked five RICS members involved in consultations on the Green Deal with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) for the insiders’ view.

Source:- By RICS Modus – Land Property Construction Journal – December / January 2012

Huhne gets tough on landlords

Energy Bill 2010 / 2011

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne announced plans to introduce regulations to ensure that all landlords would face minimum energy efficiency standards under the Green Deal. Under the proposals, announced at Second Reading of the Energy Bill:


• From April 2016 landlords will not be able to refuse reasonable requests from tenants, or local authorities acting on behalf of tenants, to improve their property;


• From April 2018 the government will make it unlawful to rent out a house or business premise which has less than an “E” energy efficiency rating.

10 May 2011.

LCEA signed upto Earth Hour:

It’s time to go beyond the hour…

LCEA joined millions of people to raise the issue of climate change by turning our lights off on Saturday for Earth Hour.

The big black out was organised by the charity WWF and started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour. A year later more than 50 million people across 35 countries/territories participated and last year a record 128 countries and territories joined the global display of climate action. Iconic buildings and landmarks from Asia Pacific to Europe and Africa to the Americas have joined in the great switch off.

Visit the Earth Hour website to find out more.

The lights switched off around the globe for Earth Hour at 8.30 PM on Saturday 26 March 2011.

Click here to view slide show

RICS and SPONGE:

Collaboration to Achieve Low Carbon – How Professions Can Work Together More Effectively

21st March 2011.

Commercial Energy Assessments

Advertisements in commercial buildings

10 March 2011.

LCEA & RICS at Ecobuild 2011:

EPC – its application in commercial property

02nd March 2011 Ecobuild, ExCeL, London.

Green Economy

RICS Digital Communications

22nd February 2011.

The Construction Industry Council Supports the Continuation of the 2050 Young Professionals Group

That the 2050 Group should continue to work together after the completion of the IGT’s final report

February 2011.

Low Carbon Construction IGT: Final Report

The Final Report and the Executive Summary were published on 29th November 2010.

RICS Building Engineering Services conference 2010

Mayfair Conference Centre, London.

07 July 2010.

RICS Climate Change Series – Green Entrepreneurs event

Green entrepreneurs highlight their successes

17 June 2010

Earth Hour:

It’s time to go beyond the hour

Saturday 27 March 2010

Low Carbon Construction IGT: Emerging Findings

Low Carbon Energy Assessors are a Member of the 2050 Low Carbon Construction Innovation & Growth Team (IGT) Government initiated and Industry-led Steering Group.

Source:- Emerging Findings report from the Low Carbon Construction IGT 17th March 2010

LCEA at Ecobuild 2010 – Many thanks to all of you who came to our stand 461 on the second floor at Earls Court between the 1st to 3rd March, it was a pleasure meeting you all!

Ecobuild is one of the largest free to attend green exhibition and conference events in Europe with more than 1,000 exhibitors, over 41,000 visitors this year and dozens of new attractions, initiatives and special events.

Just in case you didn’t get a chance to pick up an LCEA brochure you can down load a PDF version right here

The EcoBuild Experience:-

EcoBuild 2010

EcoBuild 2009

Not as simple as ABC– Robert Corbyn answers some common questions about performing a commercial EPC calculation .

Source:- By RICS Building Surveying Journal – October/November 2009

EPC or no EPC: that is the question – Robert Corbyn clarifies some of the common misunderstandings about when a commercial EPC is actually required.

Source:- By RICS Building Surveying Journal – July/August 2009

The appliance of compliance– Robert Corbyn asks whether you really know your air conditioning inspection obligations.

Source:- By RICS Building Surveying Journal – July/August 2009

Government rule changes baffle EPC firmsThe government has confused the sustainability industry by issuing – then seemingly retracting – guidance that would alter the way energy performance certification is carried out.


Source:- By Michael Willoughby – Building magazine – 06 March 2009

More Care Needed:

When Appointing Commercial Energy Assessor.

22nd July 2008

Commercial Energy Performance Certificates:

A guide to their use and applicability in commercial real estate.

By Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP & Robert Corbyn MRICS

April 2008.

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