Domestic Energy Assessor Training Scotland
Course location: Stirling, Scotland/ Course date: January 19th – 23rd 2015
Considering training as a Domestic Energy Assessor? Elmhurst Energy, a leading accreditation body for energy assessors, is holding a five day course in domestic energy assessment in Scotland for people without any 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
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 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)
Working as a Domestic Energy Assessor
Arthur Watt, Business Development Manager for Elmhurst Energy in Scotland says: “If you’re considering a career as a Domestic Energy Assessor in Scotland, this course will give you all the grounding you will need, from helping you to carry out energy efficiency calculations to getting your work accredited and audited by an approved accreditation body. This year we have run a number of courses throughout England, Scotland and Northern Ireland for people considering a career in the industry and we’ve had excellent feedback on the quality of training. We continue to work with those accredited assessors now in helping them to continue to grow their business."