As a result of the legislations passed in the United Kingdom aiming at improving the buildings energy performance and hence a greener environment, more demand has been rising for a domestic energy assessor which is regarded as a profitable profession.
With the inflation rate and the global economic crisis, many homeowners are offering their houses for sale either because of the inability to pay the monthly loan instalments or because of other different problems. Starting from June 2007, an issuance of a Home Information Pack, HIP, that includes an Energy Performance Certificate, EPC, is required for every residential establishment that is offered for sale or rent, a lot of demand has been rising for a Domestic Energy Assessor, DEA, who is responsible for energy assessments of different residential buildings. Those energy assessments are inputted in a software program that issues the EPC which rates the building based on its energy status with a grade ranging from A to G.
On the other hand, many people are looking for energy sustainable homes and whether this decision is made out of an environmental conscious or is established on economic basis or the two together, it will highly affect the availability of energy assessors, who are also highly demanded for inspecting commercial establishments as well for the issuance of a Display Energy Certificate, DEC, which also follows a similar rating from A to G based on the building energy usage and efficiency.
Taking note of the demand for energy assessors, looking for a job opportunity in the field is a good idea. But first, you should get the proper qualification. Actually, different training packages are available at different governmental as well as private institutions and other energy related companies. Each of these training packages is divided into two categories, depending on what type of an assessor you would like to be, a domestic assessor that is responsible for the assessment of residential buildings or a non-domestic assessor who is responsible for assessing commercial and public buildings.
The training package for domestic assessors is concluded with a level 3 diploma. This training includes introduction to different legislations and energy saving and energy efficiency concepts as well as detailed training related to the subject in addition to a field training where you can assess real buildings.
Meanwhile, the non-domestic assessors are required to study for three levels. It starts with level 3 which is for assessing small sized commercial establishments, followed by level 4, which is for more complex commercial establishment and finally, level 5 for assessing large commercial establishments.
Further training can be pursued in case you would like to upgrade your career to become a home inspector, who can issue Home Information Pack, HIP, as well as Home Condition reports. With additional training, you can become a property-valuing professional which means a profitable profession.
Knowing that different energy assessors have multitude of different options when deciding where to work, like real estate companies and energy related companies and organizations, to mention few of the available choices, it means a greater chance of finding the place that will perfectly accommodate your needs.