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MHCLG plans new energy performance digital register

06/08/18

Mark Say Managing Editor

The Department of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is aiming to develop a new digital service to replace the Energy Performance of Buildings Registers.

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It has posted a procurement notice saying that it has carried out an initial discovery and is now looking to build a team to develop a service

An energy performance certificate (EPC) is required for properties when they are built, sold or let, and provides details on a building’s energy consumption and how it can be improved.

The existing service, based on Oracle software, enables users to find an accredited person to provide the inspection for an EPC or download an existing certificate. MHCLG has said the service should remain largely unchanged, but that the platform is aging and expensive. It wants to make the new system more easily usable with a new public facing website, and provide better data stewardship.

MCLHG said approximately 1.25 million EPCs are registered each year, and that since 2007 17.6 million have been lodged for domestic properties.

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