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- Energy assessors advise homeowners on the energy efficiency of their homes and how to improve it
- Work independently, often as a self-employed consultant
- Help reduce energy consumption and improve the environment
As a Domestic energy assessor your day-to-day work might include: inspecting properties to collect information on their age, number of floors, building type, and heating and hot water systems, noting the number and sizes of rooms, corridors, windows and fireplaces, entering the information into a computer software programme which will produce an energy efficiency rating and an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), explaining efficiency ratings to homeowners, and giving practical advice to owners on how to improve energy efficiency.//=nl2br( $texts['main'] )?> //=$texts['hidden'];?>
- Inspecting properties to collect information on their age, number of floors, building type, and heating and hot water systems
- Noting the number and sizes of rooms, corridors, windows and fireplaces
- Entering the information into a computer software programme which will produce an energy efficiency rating and an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
- Explaining efficiency ratings to homeowners
- Giving practical advice to owners on how to improve energy efficiency
You could be self-employed or work for companies like estate agents, EPC providers or energy retailers. You could work full-time or part-time, but may need to carry out inspections in the evenings or at weekends to suit your clients. As a self-employed DEA, you'll arrange your working hours around the number of visits or jobs you have. You may work alone and need to travel to complete assessments or find customers.
This role requires someone with good observational skills, the ability to take accurate measurements, time-management skills, the ability to keep clear, complete and accurate records, and a willingness to work flexibly.
You'll need the Level 3 certificate in domestic energy assessment and become a member of an approved accreditation scheme.
This qualification is accredited by City & Guilds and the Awarding Body for the Built Environment.
If you have experience in a related field like property surveying or construction, you might not have to do as much training.
Once you've got the certificate and are registered on a scheme, your details will be available on a register of accredited domestic energy assessors.
With further training, you could carry out assessments on non-domestic (commercial) buildings, or move into assessor training.