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RMS accredited as EPC Inspection Body

RMS - EPC Inspection Body
RMS - EPC Inspection Body

 

RMS accredited as EPC Inspection Body

Remote Metering Solutions (RMS) is now a SANAS accredited Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Inspection Body. This follows the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS), the country’s official accreditation body, granting RMS Type A Accredited Inspection Body status with the unique accreditation number EPC0009.

The scope of the accreditation sees RMS authorised to supply services as an inspection body for the generation of EPCs as defined in the regulations for the mandatory display and submission of energy performance certificates for buildings (Notice 770 of 2020 of the National Energy Act) and the South African National Standard, SANS 1544:2014 (Energy performance certificates for buildings). The building types covered range from simple (not more than two occupancies), campus (such as an office park or university campus), or a complex (in other words multiple occupancy).

To issue an EPC, an inspection body must validate data supplied by a building owner. “Gathering the relevant data for the 12-month assessment period be challenging and time consuming, “says Frikkie Malan, Head of Sustainability Services at RMS. “With the December 2022 deadline fast approaching, the demand for EPCs will significantly increase in the new year with the capacity in the market (the number of accredited EPC inspection bodies) most likely not able to meet the demand. It is therefore imperative for organisations to contact an accredited inspection body to start the process sooner rather than later.”

About EPCs

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is an invaluable decision-making tool that helps property owners make sound investment decisions to implement projects that will reduce the energy consumption of buildings and property portfolios.

Energy performance certification provides insight into the energy saving potential of a building. As South Africans, we know that utility costs are increasingly a driver of operating costs. Therefore, initiatives that reduce the energy consumption of a building will have a direct impact on operating costs.

EPCs will help to identify those buildings where the greatest potential for energy cost savings exists, and funds can be directed to harvest these opportunities.

An EPC shows the energy performance of a building as a rating from A to G, with A being the most efficient and G the least efficient rating.

For more information about EPCs and certification works, www.epc-certification.com .

About RMS

Established in 2005, Remote Metering Solutions (RMS) is the largest privately-owned South African utilities network manager. We serve more than 2 000 retail, office, and industrial properties as well as numerous local councils and municipalities. RMS removes the complexity of measuring and validating the consumption of electricity, water, or gas regardless of the metering point or device, geographic location, or time interval.

Through the RMS Sustainability Services division, the company can assist its customers to comply with the recently introduced Energy Performance Certification (EPC) standard. An EPC measures the energy performance of a building and gives a rating valid for five years.

RMS manages properties across South Africa and other SADC countries. To date, RMS has assisted its clients to recover more than R5-billion in utilities.