Non Domestic Energy Assessment Training
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are mandatory upon construction, sale or rental of any non-domestic building, whether new or existing. An assessment must be carried out by a certified assessor and an EPC generated, which gives the building a rating of A – G, with A being the most energy efficient.
An EPC is also accompanied by an Advisory Report (AR), which outlines ways in which energy can be saved and provides recommendations that include the short, medium and long-term paybacks of various green technologies. The implementation of these recommendations would reduce the building's CO2 emissions, as well as fuel costs.
Approved Document L2A-2010 of the Building regulations stipulates a full building energy calculation for all newly constructed buildings. The Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) software used to produce this documentation is then used to create the EPC, which is required prior to the building being occupied.
Non-Domestic Energy Assessment – Level 3 (NDEA)
Stroma Certification offers the Level 3 Certificate through ABBE. For the qualification candidates attend a 4-day training course where they are taught the practical skills of building surveying and data entry into the approved government software.
A level 3 NDEA can model simple heating, cooling and ventilation systems within existing buildings.
After completing the training, candidates are asked to produce a portfolio of three EPCs and supporting documentation to demonstrate their ability to carry out non-domestic energy assessments. A registration fee to ABBE is applicable.
|NDEA Level 3||4 Days||£1,450||Free|
Non-Domestic Energy Assessment - Level 4 (NDEA)
For candidates who wish to assess and produce EPCs for buildings containing more complex heating, cooling and ventilation installations in both existing and newly constructed buildings Stroma Certification offers the certificate in NDEA Level 4. The syllabus is offered as a 3 day (top-up) course which builds on the knowledge acquired for the Level 3 Certificate.
Similar to the Level 3 Certificate the candidates will become qualified once they have passed the multiple choice exam and produced the Portfolio of 3 EPCs.
|NDEA Level 4 – (top up from level 3)||3 Days||£975|
|NDEA Level 4 – (top up from level 3 incl DEC)||5 Days||£1,450|
|NDEA Combined level 3& 4||5 days||£1,950|
Non-Domestic Energy Assessment - Level 5 (NDEA)
Non-Domestic Energy Assessment (DipNDEA) Level 5 assessors are qualified to undertake assessments on both existing and newly constructed non-domestic buildings using Dynamic Simulation Modelling (DSM). Certification to this level can only be gained through the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) (APEL) route. For experienced candidates possessing the skills required to use SBEM and DSM, there is a fast track option. Candidates may also apply to be assessed for APEL to Level 3, 4 or 5.
To satisfactorily complete this application, supporting information is required to demonstrate competence against the National Occupational Standards (NOS) framework in conjunction with the submission of relevant projects for technical appraisal.
There is no training required for NDEA Level 5 however, certification is available. For details on becoming a Stroma Certified member in NDEA click here
All certified NDEAs may gain the ability to lodge Scottish EPCs, by carrying out some free and simple CPDs. Stroma Certification is an approved protocol organisation in Scotland, offering a step-by-step route to certification, which includes a free introductory module on Scottish building regulations.
Scottish Non-Domestic EPCs
All certified NDEAs may gain the ability to lodge Scottish EPCs, by carrying out some free simple CPD. Stroma Certification is an approved protocol organisation in Scotland, offering a step-by-step route to certification which includes a free of charge introductory module on Scottish Building Regulations.
For details on becoming a Stroma Certified member in NDEA, please click here...