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Glossary of Terms

Abbreviation Meaning
EPC Energy Performance Certificate a report produced following an energy efficiency assessment.
CIOB Chartered Institute of Building.
HCS Home Condition Survey
HI Home Inspector – licensed to produce full HCRs, a component of which would include an EPC. Home Inspectors need to hold the Diploma in Home Inspection and be registered with a Home Inspector Certification Scheme.
NES National Energy Services
NHER National Home Energy Rating Scheme, owned by National Energy Services.
RICS Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
RPSA Residential Property Surveyors Association
SAVA Surveyors and Valuers Association: Sister organisation of NHER, providing software, training, assessment and business services for Home Inspectors. SAVA is owned by National Energy Services.
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