Energy Efficiency for Older & Traditional Buildings Online Training

Energy Efficiency for Older & Traditional Buildings Online Training



Stroma Certification has partnered with The Environmental Study Centre to offer Energy Efficiency for Older & Traditional Buildings online training and qualification for those working in the traditional buildings sector.


Traditional Buildings and PAS 2035

Over one-third of UK buildings are traditional according to the definition of a traditional building defined in BSI PAS 2035: 2019: Specification for the energy retrofit of domestic buildings. These buildings are different from modern buildings and need to be treated differently.

The retrofitting of energy-efficient measures within these kinds of properties requires a level of expertise and knowledge not specifically offered in more general qualifications such as those for PAS 2035, Retrofit Co-ordinator, and Retrofit Assessor.

Who should attend?

PAS 2035 requires measures to be assessed and coordinated by suitably competent people. The Energy Efficiency for Older & Traditional Buildings online training is recommended to all professionals working within this sector, especially those working under the PAS 2035 standard.

Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded with the NOCN Level 3 Award for Energy Efficiency for Older & Traditional Buildings (QCF). This is a Government approved qualification and has been developed to suit contractors and consultants, as well as clients.

This qualification provides individuals with the recognition that they have achieved an independently recognised level of knowledge. If you are involved in Government or energy provider (ECO) funded retrofit, you may be required to hold the NOCN Level 3 Award for Energy Efficiency for Older & Traditional Buildings (QCF) qualification.

The UK standard retrofit specification ‘PAS 2035: Specification for retrofitting dwellings for improved energy efficiency’ makes this a requirement for Retrofit Assessors, although many individuals in other roles such as Retrofit Co-ordinators and Retrofit Designers have also undertaken the course and achieved the qualification to improve their knowledge and demonstrate to others their expertise in retrofitting traditional buildings.


Course Content

The Environment Study Centre has teamed up with the CITB and specialist building consultancy, Edwards Hart, to develop this unique 2-day course that delivers a real qualification in energy efficiency retrofit. It is also the only course of its kind that is delivered all over the UK – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The three NOCN Level 3 Award units that make up the Level 3 Award are listed below:

  • NOCN code H6MK 69 Older and Traditional Buildings: Age, Nature, and Characteristics.
  • NOCN unit code H6MM 69 Older and Traditional Buildings: Assessing Options for the Introduction of Energy Efficiency Measures.
  • NOCN code H6MN 69 Older and Traditional Buildings: Making Recommendations and Giving Advice on the Introduction of Energy Efficiency Measures.

Also, supplementary information to support learners understanding of the broader issues affecting the energy efficiency and retrofit of pre-1919 traditional buildings are provided in the form of a course handbook (provided in electronic format) covering the subject areas below:

  • Understanding the chronology, building styles, age, and characteristics of traditional (pre-1919) buildings and understanding how the thermal performance and energy and efficiency of traditional (pre-1919) buildings are assessed.
  • Understanding the impact of the installation of retrofit of energy efficiency measures to traditional (pre-1919) buildings and installation of energy efficiency measures in relationship to craft occupations.
  • Understanding the range of available energy efficiency systems and measures available.

Course Tutors

Professor John Edwards

A Chartered Building Surveyor, Chartered Construction Manager, Chartered Environmentalist, and a leading expert in the refurbishment and retrofit of traditional buildings. He is a director of specialist consultancy practice Edwards Hart and in his career has been responsible for the retrofit of thousands of buildings ranging from social housing to Grade 1 listed buildings.

He is lead author of BS7913, the British Standard for traditional buildings and a member of the steering groups that produced PAS 2035, PAS 2030, and currently PAS 2038 concerning non-domestic buildings. John is also Professor of Practice at the University of Wales Trinity St David and as part of this role, leads on retrofit at the Construction Wales Innovation Centre.



Book your Energy Efficiency for Older & Traditional Buildings Training

Complete the training to achieve the NOCN Level 3 Award for Energy Efficiency for Older & Traditional Buildings (QCF). Please complete the below booking form to secure your place.

Course: Energy Efficiency for Older & Traditional Buildings Online Training

Duration: 2 days

Location: Online

Price: £445, plus £61 Awarding Body Fee*

All fees exclude VAT. *Registration fee is payable to ABBE.


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