Bite-Size Session: Driving up Quality in Domestic Retrofit - the Each Home Counts review, Trustmark and the new PAS 2035 standard - Manchester
Since the scrapping of the Green Deal, large numbers of poor-quality installations of domestic retrofit measures, and a few high-profile disasters, have led to a collapse of confidence in the industry, for Government and consumers. It became clear that measures installed under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) are under-funded, and that the early versions of the installation standard PAS 2030 were not fit for purpose.
Government's response has been to promote the industry-led Each Home Counts review, which is now being implemented. Key mechanisms are the forthcoming requirement for all ECO-funded installations to be subject to the TrustMark quality assurance scheme and to comply with the new domestic retrofit standard PAS 2035.
In this Bite-Size session, architect and retrofit risk management specialist Dr Peter Rickaby will present his work on the Each Home Counts review and on PAS 2035. Peter will cover:
- Recent failures and defects in domestic retrofit
- The Each Home Counts review - objectives, recommendations and implementation
- The Trustmark quality assurance scheme, including the Customer Charter and the Code of Conduct
- The BSI Retrofit Standards Task Group and the Retrofit Standards Framework
- The new technical standards - PAS 2035 and the updated PAS 2030
- The move away from 'competence' and towards qualifications, in the retrofit industry
- The transition to the new regime (by November 2020) and the proposed pilots
- The importance of TrustMark being adopted in all housing sectors (not just for ECO)
About the trainer
Peter Rickaby trained as an architect at Cambridge University and gained a doctorate in energy studies from the Open University. He was a Director of Rickaby Thompson Associates Energy + Sustainability Consultants for thirty-five years, and is now semi-retired and works as an independent consultant. He has written, co-authored or edited most of the published technical guidance on energy efficiency in housing in the UK. He contributed to three work-streams of the Each Home Counts review and was a member of the Implementation Board.
Peter Chairs the BSI Retrofit Standards Task Group, which is charged with developing a framework of technical standards for retrofit, and he is Technical Author of PAS 2035 Retrofitting Dwellings for Improved Energy Efficiency: Specification and Guidance. Peter is also a member of the management team of the UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings at UCL, where he is the training lead and responsible for industry engagement.
What did delegates say about previous Bite Size sessions?
"The micro session idea is brilliant as full days can be very, very difficult"
"Excellent coverage for both established Green Register members and novices"
"Informed recommendations and some myths debunked"
"Lots of stuff I didn’t know! Enjoyed the interactive format"
More about Bite Size sessions
The Green Register's Bite Size sessions offer an alternative, flexible route to Green Register membership through a series of shorter training sessions designed to give concise training at a time to suit busy working professionals. Attend 2 sessions to qualify for membership.
All sessions start at 16.45 for registration with training running 17.00 - 19.00.
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City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza,
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