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Retrofit Assessor Training

Elmhurst’s Retrofit Assessor training presents an exciting opportunity for qualified Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs) to step into the whole house retrofit sector. This course has been designed to upskill DEAs so that they can deliver Retrofit Assessments in accordance with PAS 2035.

✅ Expand your existing EPC services
✅ Create new opportunities in the domestic retrofit sector
✅ Develop new specialist skills
✅ Engage with retrofit projects nationwide
✅ Support the drive towards net zero

Not a DEA? no problem, we offer Domestic Energy Assessor qualification training which you can attend online or in the classroom

Retrofit Assessor

Retrofit Assessor Training (Online)

Enjoy Retrofit Assessor training at a time and place to suit you, with Elmhurst’s online pre recorded training option.

Only £330 + VAT

Online Retrofit Assessor Training

Retrofit Assessor Training (Classroom)

This 2 day classroom based course is perfect for those who prefer a more interactive style of learning, in a distraction-free environment.

Online Retrofit Assessor Training

What do Retrofit Assessors do?

DEAs already have extensive experience when it comes to undertaking property assessments, which makes them ideally placed to become a Retrofit Assessor.

Domestic properties, which require energy retrofit work, will first need to be assessed by a Retrofit Assessor. These assessors play a key role in whole house retrofit projects as they collect important property data/information, which Retrofit Coordinators will need in order to develop a retrofit plan.

A retrofit assessment is a non-intrusive on-site assessment, which includes the following:

  • an RdSAP assessment
  • a detailed floor plan
  • a condition report which is a room by room assessment which details the overall condition of windows, walls and services
  • an occupancy assessment, which involves speaking directly with the home owner to determine how they use the property, and what their fuel bills are

A retrofit assessment will typically take longer to complete in comparison to your standard energy assessment (mainly due to the increase in information required).

Moreover, Retrofit Assessors will likely be working closely with a Retrofit Coordinator who is essentially the project manager for any whole house retrofit project delivered in accordance with PAS 2035.

Retrofitting is the act of fitting new systems designed for high energy efficiency and low energy consumption, to buildings previously built without them.

The reason for doing this is simple. A more efficient building will be cheaper to run, and will have a lower impact on the environment.

PAS 2035:2019 is the overarching British standard for Retrofitting dwellings for improved energy efficiency.

Put simply, it provides specification and guidance for the retrofit of domestic buildings, and details best practice guidance for domestic retrofit projects.

What makes PAS 2035 different, is the approach to the retrofit process which is considered to be ‘whole house’ or ‘whole building’ retrofit.  This approach considers the home, environment, occupancy and the householders’ improvement objectives when determining the most suitable measures to install. It also eliminates the issue of retrofit work being considered in isolation which can unintentionally damage the overall building performance.

PAS 2035 introduces a number of professional roles which are required for whole house retrofit projects.

These include the Retrofit Assessor, Retrofit Coordinator, Retrofit Designer, Retrofit Installer and Retrofit Evaluator.

The Retrofit Coordinator plays a key role in the process as they will act as project manager, and will oversee the end-to-end delivery of retrofit projects.

These roles do not need to be fulfilled by separate individuals; and in some cases, one individual can fulfil all of the roles requires for PAS 2035 compliant retrofit projects.

Why choose Elmhurst for Retrofit Assessor Training?

Quality lies at the heart of what we do, and it all starts with the training that we offer. We strive to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge required to deliver quality energy assessment services. Since 1993 we have trained thousands of individuals and have evolved our courses to reflect the changing landscape of training delivery and energy assessment.

✔️ Leave feeling confidentleave feeling confident that you can put theory into practice
✔️ Learn at your own paceour courses cater for those completely new and familiar with energy assessment
✔️ An engaging learning experience– Our trainers have the practical experience and know how to deliver a truly engaging learning experience
✔️ Support beyond the trainingAs the UK’s largest government approved energy assessor scheme, we can provide technical support to you, not only during your training, but also long after you’ve completed it

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Become a Member with Elmhurst

Once qualified as a Retrofit Assessor, you will be eligible to join Elmhurst’s TrustMark Approved scheme. If you are looking for a Retrofit Assessor scheme which offers competitive submission fees, market leading retrofit software, professional technical support, opportunities to enhance your skills, as well as the tools to build a competitive business, then Elmhurst Energy is the accreditation scheme for you.