New Domestic Central Register in Scotland
On 1st October 2012, domestic energy assessors (DEAs) in Scotland saw the replacement of the Central Register for existing residential dwellings.
The Central Register, managed by the Energy Savings Trust (EST) is similar in set-up to the Landmark register for England, Wales and Northern Ireland and will now charge a standard mandatory fee for the lodgement of Energy Performance Certificates (EPC).
As a leading software provider and one of the largest certification schemes in the UK, Elmhurst ensured that in the run up to the 1st October all its members were kept up to date with the pending changes to the Central Register as well as the upgrade of the (Reduced data Standard Assessment Procedure) RdSAP software from 9.90 to 9.91.
Elmhurst’s systems are fully functioning and all its certified members that undertake energy assessments for existing residential dwellings in Scotland are able to lodge EPCs within the Central Register as part of the new mandatory legislation.
In addition to the mandatory Central Register EPC fee, all certification schemes charge an additional software fee. Elmhurst certified members benefit from a fee reducing scale, whereby the Elmhurst software fee reduces over time as the number of lodgements increase. To view the many benefits that Elmhurst certified members gain as part of their certification or if you are a practising DEA in Scotland and wish to switch to the Elmhurst scheme please click here.