How_To_Become_A_Qualified_Domestic_Energy_Assessor

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How To Become A Qualified Domestic Energy Assessor


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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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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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