Brief history of The Alliance
Originally created as the Alliance of Energy Assessor Associations in November 2014 by Ian Sturt as Vice Chair of DCHI with the support of Glen Neville, President of Midlands Energy Professionals (MEP), and Michael Crompton, Chair of the Institute of Domestic Energy Assessors (IDEA), it has evolved to become known as the Energy Assessor Alliance to better reflect its makeup. (Often referred to just as "The Alliance").
This loose alliance of organisations with similar goals, enabled energy assessors to have a recognised voice at national level well before Proficiency (formerly DCHI) grew to be national in its own right.
IDEA no longer exists and in July 2021 the Committee of MEP decided not to join with DCHI to set up and run a national organisation. That left DCHI needing to fulfil the role of supporting assessors nationally or it was still not going to happen. The DCHI membership voted in November 2021 to take on the challenge.
The restructure and re-branding as Proficiency was completed by February 2022. Proficiency now has a strong membership across the country, enabling it to engage effectively as representing energy assessors nationally.
With MEP having stepped away from engagement in taking on the national role and DCHI (now Proficiency) having fulfilled it alone, the Alliance has become largely symbolic. However, we do still recognise the importance of good working relationships with other organisations having similar goals. We do intend to keep the Energy Assessor Alliance alive in spirit as a recognition of those organisations who engage positively with us for the benefit of our industry.