With the June 2007 deadline for the introduction of Home Information Packs fast approaching, National Home Energy Rating has launched a training scheme for Energy Performance Certificate assessors.
NHER’s domestic energy assessor programme includes eight days of intensive training on construction, thermal physics and energy efficiency.
Austin Baggett, head of the NHER scheme, says: “Recently the government confirmed that millions of tonnes of carbon and billions of pounds in fuel bills could be saved each year by simple measures. We need to encourage householders to take action to reduce carbon emissions.
“But the introduction of EPCs is in jeopardy if there are insufficient numbers of trained and qualified experts to do the certification and to offer advice to home owners.”