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DesignBuilder Section 63 Action Plans - Online training

Date: 12th December 2019
Start Time: 01:00pm
Location: Online
Duration: 4 hours
Places Left: 8

4 Hours CPD

Suitable for: Existing DesignBuilder SBEM users that are accredited for (or have enough knowledge of) Section 63 Action Plans

Course overview:

This half-day course will teach you how to use DesignBuilder’s Section 63 tools to generate Section 63 Action Plans in Scotland. The course will focus on the process of using DesignBuilder so delegates will “learn by doing” and then consolidate their knowledge with some practical examples. Using DesignBuilder for your Section 63 modelling has these advantages:

  • Follow a clearly defined workflow with robust QA procedures to help identify errors and minimise audit problems
  • The flexibility to quickly apply alternative measures across a building to check for compliance.
  • Easily identify targets for improvement and provide outputs to assist with Section 63 reporting.
  • A seamless transition between EPC and Section 63 analysis.
  • Avoid longwinded manual building geometry calculations and data input to significantly reduce your overall modelling time for large buildings compared to tools like iSBEM.

The course will cover all the required steps from XML model extraction through to generating results and Action Plans, including:

  • How to choose whether to improve the EPC rating or undertake a Section 63 assessment.
  • Export/Import of results from DesignBuilder to dedicated spreadsheet for assessment and reporting.
  • QA techniques specific to Section 63 Alternative Measures.
  • How to target improvement measures where they will impact most.
  • Simple models and worksheets with established goals to consolidate your learning.

The training will be run online only, which will make it more cost-effective and convenient for you. You will receive a certificate of attendance (4 hours CPD) on completion of the training.

Please note: DesignBuilder’s Section 63 technical support will only be provided to those that have completed this course. This training may also be necessary for assessors that want to lodge Section 63 Action Plans using DesignBuilder (if in doubt please speak to your accreditation body).

You will need to ensure you have the correct version of DesignBuilder installed and working on your local machine before the course starts. Full joining instructions will be provided after booking.

Cost Breakdown

£100 plus VAT (£120)

Booking a course

You can book a course online or by ringing our Non-Domestic support team directly on 01455 883 231. 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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