Develop PAS 2035/Retrofit Competencies in house
Future government funding for retrofit programmes will likely stipulate a requirement for Social Housing Providers to adopt the PAS 2035 framework when undertaking retrofit projects.
This requirement would automatically trigger the need for a TrustMark Approved Retrofit Coordinator (alongside other retrofit professionals), who would manage the end-to-end delivery of those projects.
Social Housing Providers can however, choose to adopt retrofit competencies in house, which would result in better control of their retrofit projects and a reduced reliance on third parties. This can be achieved through industry training and membership which is detailed below.
The Retrofit Coordinator
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The Retrofit Coordinator is a mandatory role which is required to manage all retrofit projects delivered through the PAS 2035 framework.
The Retrofit Coordinator is, for all intents and purposes, a project manager who is responsible for overseeing the other retrofit stakeholders, and the development of a retrofit plan
- Instructing other retrofit professionals within the retrofit project
- Development of a retrofit plan
- Liaising with the home owner at all stages
- Instructing the relevant additional inspections or installers
- Documentation of project progress
- Provision of final PAS 2035 sign off
Elmhurst has partnered with Retrofit Academy who has developed a course which meets the requirements of the Retrofit Coordinator Role. The course provides a Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management, and can be completed either online or in the classroom.
Once you 75% of the Retrofit Coordinator training has been completed, individuals will be eligible to join a TrustMark approved Retrofit Coordinator scheme, which will tick the necessary box for TrustMark registration, and permit delivery of retrofit work in accordance with PAS 2035.
Elmhurst currently supports the UK’s largest scheme for Retrofit Coordinators, offering cutting edge software, as well as expert technical support and guidance.
Elmhurst's Retrofit Coordinator scheme is currently Government funded which means those who join the scheme early won't need to pay an application or membership fees in the first year (That works out to be over £500 saved).
The Retrofit Assessor
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Dwellings which require retrofit work will first need to be assessed by a Retrofit Assessor. These assessors play an important role in the PAS 2035 process as they collect and provide property data/information which Retrofit Coordinators can use to develop a retrofit plan.
- The production of an RdSAP Energy Report
- The production of a detailed floor plan
- Undertaking a property condition report (a room by room report of the overall condition of the windows, walls and services etc)
- Completing an occupancy assessment (speaking directly with the home owner to determine how they use the property, and also what their fuel bills are)
Elmhurst is one of the UK's leading provider of Retrofit Assessor training. A pre-requisite to the Retrofit Assessor training is that you must be a trained Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA), as DEAs will already have relevant knowledge of energy assessment in existing residential buildings.
Elmhurst expert tutors can deliver a course to installers which combines both the DEA and Retrofit Assessor Training together.
Elmhurst's Retrofit Assessor Training is currently Government funded which means that online training can be completed for just £15 + VAT.
Elmhurst’s involvement in the preparation of PAS 2035 has allowed us to develop a professional scheme which will helps members to deliver quality retrofit assessments in accordance with this industry recognised standard, offering cutting edge software, as well as expert technical support and guidance.
Elmhurst's Retrofit Assessor scheme is currently Government funded which means those who join the scheme early won't need to pay any application or membership fees in the first year (That works out to be over £500 saved).