How_To_Become_A_Qualified_Domestic_Energy_Assessor by seragsamy

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How To Become A Qualified Domestic Energy Assessor

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Summary:
A UK energy inspector must take a series of lectures, workshops and
hands-on training to pass the testing and earn the diploma as domestic
energy assessor.

For those who have not had any practical training as an energy inspector,
one of the course packages offered by the NHER sets aside the classroom
lecture method and involves one day of workshops broken up into small
groups and one day of home energy assessment visits.

No more than 15 can participate in these energy c...


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domestic energy assessor,energy assessor courses,energy training


Article Body:
A UK energy inspector must take a series of lectures, workshops and
hands-on training to pass the testing and earn the diploma as domestic
energy assessor.

For those who have not had any practical training as an energy inspector,
one of the course packages offered by the NHER sets aside the classroom
lecture method and involves one day of workshops broken up into small
groups and one day of home energy assessment visits.

No more than 15 can participate in these energy courses, as the workshops
must be interactive for all. The emphasis here will be the survey of
actual homes, the use of the real EPC software and the production of
actual Energy Performance Certificates.

What the novice energy inspector will learn is an understanding of the
various government-regulated RDSAP conventions, and the how-tos of
measuring and recording property dimensions with accuracy.

The candidates will also learn how to identify residential construction
elements correctly and to record their descriptions. As an energy
inspector theyll need to be able to identify and to record the safety and
health risks of each property, to and by the occupants.

This course will teach that, as well as the steps for entering data into
online Energy Performance Certification software. After an energy
inspector candidate completes this course she or he should be able to
actually produce and EPC and to recommend to owners the various measures
they can implement and products they can introduce to improve their
dwellings energy efficiency.
All domestic energy assessor candidates, whether they have energy
inspector experience or not, must take the last component of NHER energy
inspection training. Included are two days that include workshops in
small interactive groups and a survey.

This energy inspector training should consolidate all energy inspection
knowledge and provide some additional knowledge and skills. This could
include the study of non-standard properties, unusual residential
building features and the technology of renewable energy sources
integrated into the buildings themselves.

This final element of training should assure that the graduating energy
inspector will be able to start assessing home with confidence in their
ability to do so proficiently.

Energy inspector training details at this level include the methods for
identifying and dealing with constructions that are not standard and
residential property features that are unusual.

Theyll learn as well the identification and handling of hot water,
heating and air conditioning systems that are not standard. Other energy
inspector lessons will include identification and recommendation of
renewable energy technology that can be integrated into residential
construction.

These might include solar heat f water and space and photovoltaic panels.
Graduates of this energy inspector training should leave confident that
she or he is fully trained in RDSAP conventions and every aspect of
performing as a DEA.

The last step of this energy inspector training will include completion
of an actual inspection, with supervision - a requirement of a VRQ
assessment.

								
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