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Laptop depicting the technology A look at the software and hardware devices for Domestic Energy Assessors that have been developed to enhance productivity and accuracy.


Energy Assessor training An overview of Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) training, including the course Modules. There's also a cost-comparison table of all the accreditation schemes and the definitive CPD guide for DEAs, as told by the schemes themselves - most in audio too!


Interviews with the people that matter The DEA Podcast with industry leaders from all corners of the HIP and EPC marketplace sharing opinions on the lastest news, legislation and whatever other surprises are thrown at the profession!

Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) resource section for those looking to break into the new industry of property energy ratings as well as for those who are simply learning to survive in this new career.

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Just for fun: Cock-ups & Highlights - Mashup

Just for fun. Oftentimes guests would suffer my incompetence during the early days of recording these DEA podcasts. Here are some of the bits you didn't hear plus interview highlights.

31: DEA Roundtable 3: Get rid of "low-life scum"!

Domestic Energy Assessors John Semens, and returning roundtable guest (with 30 seconds notice - literally!), Malcolm Scott, go over the last twelve traumatic months since Home Information Packs became mandatory on all homes; sharing battles and tips.

30: Quest Associates: Software, EPCs, HIPs and chat

We welcome back managing director, Tom Parker, who is also joined by Colin Blears and Liam Parker for an interesting Q & A; with analysis, chat and gossip on the fast-moving EPC and HIP environment.

29: ProDEA: Passion, pin-ups and pro-activity

Charlotte Lawrance and Kevin Archer of ProDEA air their passion for raising standards via a recognised "kitemark" through which it hopes to fight the corner of Domestic Energy Assessors and EPCs

28: Northgate Accreditation Scheme: Russell Osborne

Russell Osborne, head of Northgate Domestic Energy Assessor accreditation scheme, joins us to discuss his thoughts on today's hot topics; including software problems, DEA auditing and other other things besides.

27: Robert Kyriakides: Solar Energy, Financial Crisis & Climate

Author (The Energy Age) and Chief Exec of Genersys Plc, Robert Kyriakides joins me ahead of the forthcoming NES Conference 2008 where he will speak about solar thermal technology.

26: Quidos: 'Accreditation schemes don't do enough quality checking'

Quidos Managing Director, Philip Salaman, once again tells it straight: some accreditation schemes are not policing the industry as they should. He also explains the competitive difficulties this poses and reveals why he is upbeat on certain market sectors.

25: International Roundtable: Home Inspection in the USA

How the Americans do it! This DEA Podcast reaches across the pond to compare industry notes with Texan, John McKenna, of American Home Inspection. What can the UK learn from his 20 years experience? He reveals the good and dark side of the industry.

24: Stroma Accreditation Scheme

Neil Bleakley, Technical Director of Stroma, opens-up to listeners, sharing thoughts and reactions to industry news and developments. This is the first time we have been able to chat with an accreditation scheme since the commercial and new-build sectors opened-up - a good time, then, to draw comparisons and seek-out opinions for those considering a move into other sectors.

23: Independent Pack Providers Association (IPPA) - Podcast

Finance Officer for the Independent Pack Providers Association (IPPA), Ron Smith-Galer, explains why the smaller independent Domestic Energy Assessor-turned-Home Information Pack provider needs the IPPA to galvanise resources to be heard on an equal platform to the bigger players.

CPD Requirements for Domestic Energy Assessors (DEA)

Accreditation schemes explain all - Domestic Energy Assessors and CPD training course providers can at last find out what needs to be done to comply with the CPD requirements of each accreditation scheme here.

22: Peak Oil - David Strahan, Journalist & Author

Mandatory listening for Domestic Energy Assessors, industry professionals and public alike. David Strahan, former BBC documentary film-maker and reporter, journalist and author of The Last Oil Shock, explains the evidence for, and disturbing consequences of, peak oil in the context of climate change and the EPC.

21: The Partnership Ltd - Peter Ambrose

Peter reveals the true complexities of being a Home Information Pack provider. If you're a Domestic Energy Assessor branching out into the world as a HIP provider (or curious about doing so), you should definitely listen to this.

20: AHIPP's Paul Broadhead

Paul Broadhead - Deputy Director General of the Association of Hip Pack Providers (AHIPP) - talks openly and frankly about the world of HIP Pack Providers in this reaching-out to the DEA community.

19: Full Market HIPs - DEA Roundtable

Alex Field of Precision Energy Assessors (AKA Energywise) and Jackie Oliver of Jackie Oliver & Co Estate Agents (AKA THI) Lots of news this week: HIPs 1 & 2 beds; Quidos vs HES statement; Habitus; Grant Shapps; IHI, and more.

18: DEA Roundtable

The DEA Roundtable podcast with Malcolm Scott (Home Inspector and part of SAVA's HIP Compliance Team), Dan Walters (DEA) and Chris Evans (DEA) - AKA Bosco - sharing the thoughts, views and feelings many thousands of DEAs are experiencing.

17: Brian Scannell - NHER and SAVA

A two-part podcast with the industry big dawg, NHER and SAVA Managing Director, Brian Scannell.

16: - Chief Exec Stephen Callaghan

Stephen Callaghan - Chief Executive - has been involved in shaping the Home Condition Report and Energy Performance Certificate on the Government Advisory Board and various Steering Groups since day-one, 10 years ago. We talk about Training Providers, Commercial EPC opps, housing volatility plus much more.

15: Quest Managing Director Tom Parker

Quest's Managing Director, Tom Parker, chats about the 25 year-long history of the company he started and runs over the latest Home Information Pack news, plus he takes your questions.

14: NRG Experts MD Neil Kurz

Neil Kurz, outspoken estate agent, EPC panel and DEA, answers questions from Domestic Energy Assessors and gives us the inside story on NRG Experts' new Home Information Pack for DEAs wishing to offer the service clients.

Domestic Energy Assessors

Training to be a Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA)? Considering the Diploma in Domestic Energy Assessment (DipDEA) qualification? This section will help bridge the information gaps.


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And demand looks bleak going forward

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Non-Domestic and Domestic EPC register contracts redacted

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