ESOS certification briefing for Scottish contingent

Energy professionals updated in Edinburgh

CIBSE Journal June 2016 Delegates

A CIBSE Certification briefing event, which coincided with April’s CIBSE Technical Symposium, took page at the Carbon Innovation Centre, Edinburgh University.

As well as the ESOS to 50001 topic, the briefing covered some of the developing issues for energy professionals working in Scotland.

Richard Atkins, representing the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, gave an update on the development of a non-domestic certifiers of design scheme for Scotland Building Regulations, Section 6.

It will accommodate an accelerated application for individuals on the CIBSE Certification LCC (Scotland Design) Register.

Steven Scott, of the Scottish Building Standards Division, explained the Assessment of Energy Performance of Non-Domestic Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2016 – a consequence of Section 63 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 coming into effect in September.

This regulation also introduced the role of Section 63 Advisor, as well as Display Energy Certificates (DECs) for Scotland, with the side-effect of facilitating the use of DECs for ESOS compliance, where appropriate, in Scotland in 2019.

Lynne McNaughton, of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, updated delegates on the agency’s approach to ESOS compliance and enforcement.

The final presentation, by Andrew Geens, head of CIBSE Certification, explained how ISO 50001 could be used for EOS compliance and how CIBSE’s certification scheme – Low Carbon Consultant Energy Management Systems – complemented CIBSE’s role as a certification body for Energy Management Systems (ISO 50001).

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