Domestic On Construction Energy Assessment (DOCEA) - formally OCDEA
The Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) for energy rating of dwellings is the Government's methodology for calculating the energy performance of dwellings within the UK and is compliant with the requirements of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). In accordance with building regulations, SAP energy assessments are produced to demonstrate compliance. In addition, all new homes now require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) upon sale or let.
Only qualified On Construction Domestic Energy Assessors can produce both SAP calculations and EPCs. DOCEAs produce calculations that are based on a range of factors, such as:
- Building materials
- Main and secondary heating systems
- Heating controls
- Renewable technologies
which contributes to the energy efficiency of a building using approved software (e.g. FSAP). An DOCEA will fully understand these factors within the calculation, which will enable them to consult and assist with the design of the development.
This 3-day training course provides full instructions on how to produce SAP assessments and EPCs. Candidates are guided through the assessment process, from receiving clients' instructions and gathering and inputting the data, to generate the SAP report and lodging the EPC.
Day one - explores the role of an ODCEA, along with the related theory and legislation.
Day two and three - provides two full days of practical, guided workshops covering:
- Analysing plans, specifications and constructions
- Taking measurements from architectural plans
- Building U-Values
- Basic model building using free Google SketchUp ™ software to identify building element areas
- Inputting data into approved software
- Exploring different options and design strategies to improve the energy performance of dwellings
- Produce accurate SAP energy assessment reports and EPCs
On completion of the training candidates are required to submit a structured portfolio of evidence, which includes five pre-set SAP assessments and pass a 30-minute, multiple choice examination set by the awarding body, ABBE, in order to become qualified.
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|Level 3 Cert DOCEA