Domestic Energy Assessor Training Northern Ireland
Course location: Belfast, Northern Ireland/ Course date: March 2nd – 6th 2015
Elmhurst Energy is running its five day Domestic Energy Assessor Training Course in Belfast in Northern Ireland in January 2015. The course is targeted at people without previous energy assessment training or potentially for those adding to previous building management skills. Only trained, registered and accredited individuals are able to work as energy assessors. More about the course
Arthur Watt, Business Development Manager for Elmhurst Energy in Northern Ireland says: “Those considering a career as a Domestic Energy Assessor in Northern Ireland will get everything they need to start up their own energy assessment business from this course, including instruction on energy efficiency calculations and how to get your work accredited and audited by an approved accreditation body. The course includes theoretical training and the completion of a property portfolio where delegates will put their new skills into practise. We hand each delegate a portfolio of properties in Northern Ireland to help them on their way to full accreditation."
What a Domestic Energy Assessor does:
Domestic Energy Assessors have a key role to play in ensuring the energy efficiency of the building stock of the UK and Northern Ireland by testing the degree to which buildings minimise fuel consumption and spend.
Domestic Energy Assessors are often self-employed and after receiving full training can gain contracts to complete energy assessments and produce Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) which is a document which is required by law before any domestic property is marketed for sale or let. In this instance an estate agent often awards these contracts directly. An EPC may sometimes also be used to test a building’s appropriateness for further efficiency improvement measures such as loft or cavity wall insulation. In this instance, an assessor might be given work by the relevant installation company.
Course delegates will learn for example:
- Who needs energy assessments
- How building efficiency is influenced and impacted
- How to complete the energy efficiency calculation using the standardised government approved methodology and software (RdSAP)