Overheating Training 

Learn how to assess the overheating risk for buildings using Design Simulation Modelling (DSM).

The government are concerned about the risk of overheating, particularly in new buildings, which is why DLUHC has introduced a new Building Regulation making it a legal requirement for developers to provide Building Control Bodies with evidence to show they have reduced the risk of overheating. An Overheating risk assessment will be required for new buildings in England when the new Building Regulations come into force in June 2022.

Training routes

Learn how to provide Overheating assessments by attending a 1-day training course run in conjunction with DesignBuilder below:

Why complete Overheating training?

Overheating in buildings is becoming more of a problem due to increased levels of air tightness, higher levels of insulation, excessive glazing and inadequate ventilation. But it's not just about comfort; the ill effects of overheating can lead to heat exhaustion, hospitalisation and in some cases death.

Required for compliance

All new buildings in England, Wales and Scotland currently require an overheating risk calculation within the SAP assessment used for Building Regulations, however…

When the new Building Regulations come into force in June 2022, overheating will be taken out of Part L and out of SAP assessments. Many On Construction Domestic Energy Assessors already are familiar with the challenges of overheating however as this is removed from SAP and Part L this part of their role will change.

A new Building Regulation will be created and supported by a new Approved Document. For high risk buildings such as apartment blocks it is likely that dynamic simulation modelling (DSM) will be required to show that overheating has been mitigated. Although this is new to Building Regulations, many Local Authorities already require the use of DSM to meet regional planning conditions).

Buildings in a warm haze Provide a comprehensive service

As someone who has received specialist training in dynamic thermal analysis, you will be able to model different strategies to reduce the risk of overheating and provide a comprehensive service alongside SAP and SBEM assessments.

Feedback from learners...

Hayley Scholes

Joanne, was lovely and really helpful, along with the other trainers ! I felt supported the whole way through and felt that all my questions were answered with no judgement. I surprisingly enjoyed the course and everyone was really friendly

Hayley Scholes

NicheCom

Precision Inventory Services

Good course content. Qualified over 2 years ago in 5 days with no further visits to properties to qualify. Very supportive staff.

Precision Inventory Services

Jatender Dhadwal

I thought that the online course was a fantastic and innovative way of completing the DEA course. Elmhurst have accommodated a new way of learning and implemented robust procedures to ensure consistency in quality.

Jatender Dhadwal

Marc Giampaolo

The course was packed full of everything you need to know to become a Domestic Energy Assessor and the course tutor was very engaging and enthusiastic and he explained everything in detail giving me the confidence to complete my portfolio and gain the qualification.

Marc Giampaolo

Damien Burke

This was a hard course but I have enjoyed it very much I have had plenty of help and support from your trainers and course examiners, especially Denise Aris and Simon Flint. I would be happy to recommend anybody to go on this course if they wanted to become a DEA.

Damien Burke

Alistair Connell

Denise was an excellent trainer, she was very knowledge and delivered the course at a good pace.

Alistair Connell

Renfrewshire Council

Ken Ravey

Simon was excellent and explained everything which helped the process.

Ken Ravey

Sophie Feltwell

The staff were really friendly, catering was great. Elizabeth and Jo were absolutely superb; both lovely and approachable people, and always willing to help. They made my week! Many thanks to you both.

Sophie Feltwell

NicheCom

Elidh Finlayson

Hugely impressed by not only the course content and structure but also our trainer. Denise was incredibly professional- she is knowledgeable and extremely engaging, approachable, easy to listen to and concise when responding to queries. Superb!

Elidh Finlayson

John Smith

Everything worked really well, Simon was great, moved things on at a good pace but stopping to answer questions where needed and was very clear in the way he communicated information

John Smith

Why choose Elmhurst for Overheating Training?

Leave feeling confident

The Overheating course has been developed by DesignBuilder, Elmhurst's trusted third party training provider, to provide information at a pace that suits all of our trainees, regardless of whether they are new to the industry or are more experienced. We ensure that everyone understands the content and are able to gradually build up their skills and knowledge.

Unrivalled support

Our role as one of the UK’s approved accreditation schemes means that we are able to provide continued support to those who join our competency scheme, long after the training. This is something which independent training providers are unable to provide.

Training delivered since 1993

Elmhurst has been operating for over 25 years, and during this time our experienced and qualified trainers have undertaken training for thousands of individuals. As the UK’s largest accreditation scheme for Energy Assessors, we have the expertise and the knowledge to help you thrive and grow within this exciting career.


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Overheating scheme membership with Elmhurst

No application Fee! (Was £95 + VAT)

In order to join Elmhurst's Overheating competency scheme you must have completed Design Builder's course (or an IES course) and submitted a competency assessment. Upon successful completion of the competency assessment you will be admitted onto the scheme.

Scheme benefits:
  • Industry recognition of competence to undertake Overheating risk assessments.
  • Addition to our list of competent Overheating Risk Assessors available on our website.
  • Technical support to members on Overheating regulations and carrying out Overheating Risk Assessments.
  • Updates on future Building Regulation and technical standard changes in regards to Overheating.
  • Discounted and free CPD available for members.

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