Requirements for experts and inspectors

The new requirement protects both the experts issuing certificates and their clients, building owners and developers. Insured experts protect their solvency in case their mistake causes a damage. The clients can feel safer, because they are sure to receive compensation if their claim is justified. The text of the ordinance in Polish in PDF format is available for download at www.nape.pl.
Post date: 1 Feb 2010
Type: Publication

Post date: 24 Aug 2009
Type: Publication

Post date: 11 Jun 2009
Type: Link

Each Member State is applying different qualification criteria. Article 10 of the EPBD suggests that practitioners must be "qualified and/or accredited experts".  This implies that no specific formal qualification is required if the Independent Expert is "accredited".
Post date: 1 May 2009
Type: Ask the Experts

Provided Member States establish regulated competent person schemes which "accredit" experts on the basis of objective criteria with formal quality assurance checks and procedures (ISO 17024  and ISO 9001) the risks and liabilities associated with undertaking building certification and plant inspection should be low, (since obtaining Professional Indemnity (PI) Insurance should be cost-effective).
Post date: 1 May 2009
Type: Ask the Experts

If the EPBD is to achieve its objectives, it is of considerable important that prospective building purchasers or tenants are able to have confidence in energy performance certificates, plant inspection and the accompanying reports and recommendations.
Post date: 1 May 2009
Type: Ask the Experts

Different Member States are interpreting the definition of "in an independent manner" in various ways. Some Member States are defining this requirement as requiring building certification and/or plant inspection to be undertaken by a person who is entirely independent of the building owner or occupier.
Post date: 1 May 2009
Type: Ask the Experts

Article 10 of the EPBD states that "Member States shall ensure that the certification of buildings, the drafting of the accompanying recommendations and the inspection of boilers and air conditioning systems are carried out in an independent manner by qualified and/or accredited experts, whether operating as sole traders or employed by public or private enterprise bodies".
Post date: 1 May 2009
Type: Ask the Experts