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ETP and H+C Zero Network seminar – Next Generation Energy Performance Certificates

ETP and H+C Zero Network seminar – Next Generation Energy Performance Certificates
ETP and H+C Zero Network seminar – Next Generation Energy Performance Certificates
  • Date:
  • Location: Online
  • Organiser: ETP and Heriot Watt University net-zero research network

About the event

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) have been a core component of building energy efficiency across Europe for nearly 20 years. In Scotland and the rest of the UK, current and future targets for our building stock are closely aligned with EPC ratings.

As we move to more challenging carbon targets, faced with different decarbonised heating solutions but with a new range of tools at our disposal for mapping out a low-carbon future, this seminar will provide a snapshot of where we are. Specifically, noting the success and ubiquity of EPCs in historical initiatives for energy efficient buildings, how might these approaches evolve to face new challenges?

The presentations will cover the current policy landscape in Scotland and the rest of the UK, the overarching framework supporting EPCs, and some of the latest research from across Europe that is hinting at where we might go next.


  • Dr Jenny Crawley, University College London
  • Prof David Jenkins, Heriot-Watt University
  • Dr Janie Ling-Chin, Durham University
  • Patrick Mason, Scottish Government
  • Josh Wakeling, Elmhurst Energy

Sectors this webinar will be of interest to

  • SMEs, corporates, academics and policy makers within the building sector.

Event Information

Programme - Tue 14 December 2021
Time Activity Speaker
10:00 Introduction to Event and ETP Prof David Jenkins
Heriot-Watt University
10:15 The EPSRC H+C Zero Network Dr Janie Ling-Chin
Durham University
10:30 Future of EPCs in the UK/Scotland Josh Wakeling
Elmhurst Energy
10:50 Role of EPCs in the Scottish Government’s Heat in Buildings Strategy Patrick Mason
Scottish Government
11:10 Next Generation EPCs in Europe – The crossCert Project Prof David Jenkins
Heriot-Watt University
11:30 Incorporating Smart Meter Data into Domestic Energy Ratings Dr Jenny Crawley,
University College London
11:50 Q&A Session All presenters
12:15 Close  

Speaker biographies

Dr Jenny Crawley is a Research Fellow in Energy and Buildings at UCL Energy Institute. Her aim is to contribute to evidence-based decisions about the UK's transition to a low carbon energy system. She works on the built environment aspects of the transition: heating, cooling, flexibility and building performance. Her research interests include the design and execution of socio-technical research into domestic energy use, and analysis and interpretation of energy data. She is also passionate about training PhD students to be the next generation of leaders in the energy field. Jenny’s PhD was in in social housing retrofit at UCL, and she holds a physics degree from the University of Oxford.

Prof David Jenkins leads the Urban Energy Research Group at Heriot-Watt University. He has a background in building physics, energy modelling, and related energy policy, leading outputs from UK and EU research council-funded projects, including ReFLEX, CrossCERT, CEDRI and CESI. He is the ETP Theme leader for Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Co-Investigator of the H+C Zero Network. He has carried out work, and been on advisory panels, for Scottish and UK Government in areas of low energy building policy and the use of EPCs.

Dr Janie Ling Chin is an Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Engineering at Durham University. She has managed and carried out transport/energy research across multiple EPSRC-funded networks. has managed 4 EPSRC-funded networks including the EPSRC Network+ for the Decarbonisation of Heating and Cooling and the Network+ for Hydrogen fuelled Transportation (Network-H2).  Her research areas primarily focus on life cycle assessment and thermal management whilst she is involved in the technical research on carbon capture, storage and utilisation (CCUS) and health index of electrical energy storage.

Patrick Mason is a Senior Technical Advisor within the Scottish Government’s EPC Reform team. He previously worked on Energy Company Obligation technical policy at Ofgem. Prior to this he undertook energy assessments for a sustainability consultancy

Josh Wakeling is Head of Operations at Elmhurst Energy. Elmhurst are the leading accreditation body for energy assessors in the UK and they work closely with UK Governments, other regulators, and customers to drive energy efficiency in buildings. Josh leads the day-to-day delivery of technical and knowledge-based products and services at Elmhurst.