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About the EPG

Building professionals everywhere have been presented with a real and serious challenge to drastically reduce carbon emissions and improve building energy performance. In rising to this challenge, CIBSE has created the Energy Performance Group (EPG) a special interest group with a mission to:

Improve the energy performance of buildings by increasing awareness amongst all building professionals and supporting the implementation of relevant legislation aimed at reducing carbon emissions in buildings.

The Energy Performance Group (EPG) is CIBSE's largest Special Interest Group and has over 13,000 members from around the world.

The group provides:

  • A website to inform and provide support.
  • Regular news through Twitter and email updates on energy performance issues.
  • An expert Q&A forum on LinkedIn covering key aspects of energy performance.
  • Carbon Bites - short leaflets giving a rapid overview of key topics.
  • Conferences, workshops and debates to discuss the topic of the day.
  • Updates and discussion on new government consultations and legislation.

As a leading source of guidance and standards for services in buildings, CIBSE has prime responsibility for meeting the sustainability challenge head on. The job of the Energy Performance Group is to ensure that we do it effectively. 

Terms of Reference

  • help building professionals become aware of the opportunities for energy saving within the buildings they are involved in - both new and existing.
  • encourage best practice in the use of passive solutions, new and developing technologies to reduce carbon emissions.
  • maintain building professionals awareness of the latest developments in low or zero carbon technologies.
  • keep building professionals aware of market conditions and government initiatives related to energy saving.
  • provide a forum to explore the lessons that can be learned, and disseminate these.
  • provide a central source of links and information (including information about training and certification in energy inspection).
  • to support members involved in energy initiatives support CIBSE members on their obligations under the Code of Conduct to "have due regard to environmental issues in carrying out their professional duties" and members committed to implementing the CIBSE Sustainability policy.
  • obtain feedback on energy performance achievements of members.
  • set out a plan for CPD which would enhance the competence of members to carry out energy efficient design and operation of buildings.
  • support the implementation of legislation aimed at reducing carbon emissions in buildings.

The Young EPG has emerged into the light and is gathering members apace! You can visit their website here.