If you are already accredited as a Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA), then the upskill to Retrofit Assessor should be straight forward and will build on your current skillset. This will allow you to do a lot more than just provide EPCs for clients.
This is because the activities provided within a retrofit assessment are like those which are already undertaken by trained and accredited DEAs:
In addition to the above, Stroma’s Retrofit Assessor Course will provide you with valuable refresher training on all elements contained within the EPC. You will earn 10 hours’ worth of CPD to use against one of your other qualifications.
The Retrofit Assessment Role is a fundamental part of the PAS2035 Retrofit process and the training will give you a detailed understanding of why various conditions inhibit dwellings throughout the country. You will learn about Damp, Condensation, Mould Growth and understand the necessity of adequate building ventilation. If you are looking to increase your work scope potential and energy portfolio, you need to consider the PAS2035 Retrofit Assessment Course.
Stroma currently offer a two-day training course that includes all aspects of the software required to produce a comprehensive condition report required by the coordinator.
The training course offers an online examination and a virtual walk around of a project, where you must complete at least one full report as part of the process. This will give you the software confidence required to produce your own reports once accredited.
Whether you’re a Retrofit Coordinator or Assessor, Stroma offers Professional Indemnity Insurance from Thomas Carroll. For advice or a quote for a tailored annual insurance policy, please get in contact with Stephanie Williams at Thomas Carroll Brokers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As existing DEAs, you will already be comfortable using the RdSAP+ software which pulls in the EPR, RdSap and Occupancy date through into simple pdf reports. This can be downloaded as part of a suite of documents that the retrofit coordinator will need to complete their evaluation of any energy efficiency measures being fitted to the property.
Retrofit Condition Report (Including Ventilation Risk Assessments) – Formation This iOS and Android App utilising Stroma’s well renowned formation software is simple and intuitive to use. The software has been built with surveyors in mind and leads DEAs around the property in an orderly fashion. This ensures that all the correct data is captured for the Retrofit Coordinator and the software can be partially filled in prior to attending site, this also captures the following data fields for the coordinator:
It is key that all Assessors liaise with their Coordinator prior to the assessment to understand the following;