Our project partner, the Valencia Institute of Building (IVE), with the support of the Valencia Regional Government (Generalitat Valenciana), has developed the “Registro para la Calidad del Hábitat Construido” (from now on, “Register CHC”). This “Register CHC” is a recognition scheme where citizens can find accessible, transparent and free information through a website managed by the IVE and supervised by the Generalitat Valenciana, which reinforces public confidence and trust.
The “Register CHC” contains the following three areas:
- Companies & professionals
Professionals or companies may register in the “Register CHC” as long as they meet the requirements set out in the area (detailed protocols are in place). In line with the objectives of the BUSLeague project, the “Companies and professionals” area includes requirements about the skills and experience of professionals. In general, their registration will be reviewed and renewed every 3 years. Complaints from citizens will be investigated and may result in the removal of the professional or company from the “Register CHC”.
At the moment, the following categories are included within this area:
- “Construction companies specialised in renovation” (from January 2022).
- “Skilled professionals in the preparation of IEE (*) reports” (from February 2022).
- Others (in process)
(*) The IEE is an evaluation report for residential buildings, required by the Valencia Regional Government, and compulsory for buildings over 50 years old. It describes the constructive characteristics of the building related to its conservation, architectonic accessibility and energy efficiency. Its objective is to point out the constructive, functional, safety or habitability deficiencies detected, in order to warn about them and provide guidance on the necessary measures to maintain the building in an adequate state.