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Energy Performance Certificate & Low Carbon Consultant Design Training

Energy Performance Certificate and Low Carbon Consultant Design Training

Introduction to the Course
The course objectives and programme. The Low Carbon Energy Assessor scheme. The contribution of non-domestic buildings to UK energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. 

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive
The EU Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD), background structure and understanding the context. Implementation in England and Wales.  

Calculating Carbon Performance
The National Calculation methodology; Background and content the simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM); iSBEM; Alternative interfaces; Dynamic simulation method and tools.

Introduction to Part L of the Building Regulations
The background to the Part L changes, an introduction to Part L of the Building Regulations, the Approved Documents and routes to demonstrating compliance.

Building Regulations, Part L - Approved Document L2A 2010
The requirements of Part L of the Building Regulations (as amended 2010); key features; demonstrating compliance using the guidance in the Approved Document L2A 2010; limits on design flexibility; the Non-Domestic Heating, Cooling and Ventilation Compliance Guide; Inspection and commissioning; provision of information; the Compliance Checklist and checking compliance.

High Efficiency Systems
High efficiency and low / zero carbon technologies (LZCs); a review of the types of technology and their uses.

Building Regulations, Part L - Approved Document L2B 2010
The requirements of Part L of the Building Regulations (as amended 2010); key features; demonstrating compliance using the Guidance in Approved Document L2B 2010; detailed requirements for thermal elements, controlled fittings and controlled services; the Non-Domestic Heating, Cooling and Ventilation Compliance Guide; Material Alterations, Material Change of Use, Provision of Information and Checking Compliance.

Energy Performance Certification
The EU Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD), for England and Wales, Asset Ratings and Energy Performance Certificates. Application of certification.

Energy Assessor Responsibilities
Accreditation, Enforcement and Implementation. Producing and lodging a certificate.

Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Guide structure; New buildings, factors that influence energy consumption, integrated design, developing an energy efficient design, measuring energy and benchmarking. Existing buildings; energy surveys, site surveys, investment appraisal, maintaining and managing buildings.