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Background Ventilation Assessment of Existing Dwellings (Classroom)

Date: 11th July 2022
Start Time: 09:30am
Location: Lutterworth
Duration: 2 days
Places Left: FULL

     10 Hours CPD     

Suitable for: There is a requirement for those individuals carrying out testing to be certified by either iATS soon to be renamed the Elmhurst Airtightness Scheme or the Air Tightness Testing and Measuring Association (ATTMA) and training is being offered to those installers who wish to pursue this route.

Please note, this is not for new build compliance but instead builds on the use of this equipment. This provides a more specific assessment of background ventilation along with a more comprehensive approach to ventilation assessment based on actual performance of the property pre and post installation. This is an approach to address background ventilation requirements under pathway A and B of PAS 2035 and provides an alternative for pathway C whilst not replacing the airtightness testing requirements.

Use of the process can avoid the unnecessary install of trickle vents and door undercuts where sufficient existing background ventilation is proven.

The IAA CS have developed a process for background ventilation and airtightness testing which was subject to a number of onsite assessments, technical input by BTS and underwent a rigorous assessment by Trustmark. 
Training and certification on this process is now available from Elmhurst Energy.

The process can be applied to pulse and fan test users. 

Course Overview

This two-day course is knowledge based with a practical, live property assessment.
On successful completion you will gain a Certificate of Competency in Background Ventilation Assessment of Existing Buildings allowing you to register with iATS and use the agreed process to determine if there is a requirement for additional background ventilation when working under PAS2035 guidelines for Pathways A&B retrofit EEMs.

    Course Content:

    • Building Regulation
    • Competent Persons Scheme
    • PAS 2035 ventilation requirements
    • Measuring building envelope area and volume.
    • Health & safety
    • Building preparation and testing standards
    • Using the pulse software as one of the approved routes
    • Competency and practical test

      Cost Breakdown

      £495.00 plus VAT

      Booking a course

      You can book a course online or by ringing our On-Construction support team directly on 01455 883236. Our support teams are always happy to provide more information about a course should you require it. 

      Please Note: The online booking system closes 2 working days prior to each event. In some cases it is still possible to take bookings over the phone the day before an event.

      CPD Requirement

      All certified energy assessors in the UK must adhere to a mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) policy. Details of which are located in section 7 of the Elmhurst Code of Conduct.


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