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Lack of energy assessors fear (again!)

Submitted by: MikeC (Admin) on 15-Feb-08 05:10:07 PM

With just 7 weeks to go before all non-domestic buildings having a floor area of more than 10,000m2 will require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) when built, let or sold, is flagging industry concerns at the lack of time remaining to prepare and train energy assessors.

I've already mused elsewhere on the risks of this happening (again): i.e., when there is more than double the number of required Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs), why not "sweep-up" the surplus and upgrade their skills to service the next easiest market sector - rentals?

Instead, the Govt do it backwards and introduce the most difficult category of buildings first!

So, according to Building, the RICS and BRE have only just launched their training courses this week... 10 week courses, in 7 weeks!

CIBSE aims to train 100 assessors by next month and 1,000 by July. The RICS launched its scheme on Monday and said it would take 10 weeks to qualify. BRE said its courses also started this week.

Source: Certificate launch in doubt - Building

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Commercial EPC's
Reply #1 on : Tue February 19, 2008, 17:06:44
This is yet another case of the DCLG failing to get it right. There has been precious little information about commercial EPC's provided by DGLG I would hazard a guess that most private commercial landlords and owner occupiers know nothing of EPC's.

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Re: Lack of energy assessors fear (again!)
Reply #2 on : Mon February 25, 2008, 21:52:51
Does any one know what the cost of cost Commercial buildings EPCS will be, and is it worth training within this field? I was considering a career as a DEA. I have previously spoken to Stroma, BRE and CIBSE who refused to comment on the certification cost. Does any one know what an EPC costs???

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Lack of energy assessors fear (again!)
Reply #3 on : Wed April 02, 2008, 11:12:18
I am an energy assessor, did the SBEM course and use IES every day.

Before anyone jumps on this bandwagon - let me tell you that there is NOT a huge demand for this type of work at the moment. The industry hyped up the need for HIP Energy assessors, and there are hundreds of them sat on their hands right now..

Be careful out there..


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Commercial EPCs
Reply #4 on : Mon May 12, 2008, 10:16:20
This is far far removed from the domestic market. The commercial EPC is much harder to produce and the training is much more involved. If you have been bitten onthe arse with DEA training think twice before doing any training on this.

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Commercial EPC's
Reply #5 on : Thu August 21, 2008, 13:23:25
We are currently preparing our selves for the October final deadline on the requirements for EPC's and require qualified assessors to offer work to .

Our company is set up offering national coveridge and we will be able to offer work in all areas of the UK.

What advantage is there to working with us

1.We take the risk, you get paid by us within 7 days of preparing the report

2.We are a major marketing company and will be attracting volume business to offer.

3.You are not committed to working just for us so our leads are just additional to anything you can produce yourselves

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Commercial Epc
Reply #6 on : Tue November 04, 2008, 11:02:25
Our service ensures that our commercial property clients always receive a competitive fee in the industry for their energy assessment. At the same time our accredited commercial energy assessors get paid a fair fee. Combine this with a professional and committed team driving the instruction through the various stage's, you'll save valuable time, money and resources. Why go elsewhere?

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Re: Lack of energy assessors fear (again!)
Reply #7 on : Sat December 20, 2008, 18:46:34
I've just qualified as a DEA in Edinburgh and already realising that there is a huge amount of competition out there. I'm seriously considering undertaking the training for commercial. Not sure if it's worth it. What is the going fee to carry out a commercial energy assessment? Cheers, Alistair.

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