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Low Carbon Consultant Building Design

12.0 CPD Hours

Standard Rate
£1400.00  +VAT
Member Rate
£1120.00  +VAT
  • Energy Assessor Training

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This course is designed for those wishing to take the steps to become Low Carbon Consultants (LCCs) and also those who want to gain certification as Low Carbon Energy Assessors (LCEAs) able to produce Energy Performance Certificates. Please note that you will still need to apply to become a LCC with CIBSE Certification after passing the examination.

Becoming an LCC is a pre-requisite for being a LCEA with CIBSE Certification. Find out more about routes to become a LCEA to produce non-domestic EPCs

Learning Outcomes:

  • On completion of the course you will have an understanding of the following:
  • Legislative framework
  • Building regulations Part L
  • Energy performance certification
  • Low and zero carbon technologies
  • Factors affecting building efficiency

Before booking a course please pay particular attention to the information below regarding preparation and the levels of qualifications and experience required to pass the training. 

This course is intensive and requires a high level of prior knowledge. Providing you pass the exam at the end of the course you can apply to join the CIBSE Certification Low Carbon Consultant register. For more information about Energy Performance Certificates and the process of certification please visit the CIBSE Certification website.

If you are hoping to certify as an EPC assessor* it is important that you complete a pre-APEL formbefore you complete the LCC assessment.

Agenda for event
Time Description
Day 1

10:00 - Session 1: Introduction
10:45 - Session 2: Energy Performance Legislation

11:30 - Coffee I comfort break (15 mins)
11:45 - Session 3.1: Building Regulations Part L Volume 2 (England) Parts 0 - 9

12:45 - 13:00 - Q&A
13:00 - Lunch (30 mins)

13:30 - Session 3.2: Building Regulations Part L Volume 2 (England) Parts 0 - 9

14:30 - Coffee comfort break (15 mins)
14:45 - Session 4: Carbon Calculation Process

15:45 - 16:00 - Q&A

 

Day 2

10:00 - Session 5.: Building Regulations Part L Volume 2 (England) Parts 10-12

11:30 - Coffee I comfort break (15 mins)
11:45 - Session 6: Summary of High Efficiency Systems 

12:45 - 13:00 -  Q&A

13.00 - Lunch (30 mins)

13:30 - Session 7: Building Certification (EPC)

14:45 - Coffee I comfort break (15 mins)
15:00 - Session 8: Energy Assessors & Accreditation

15:45 - 16:00 - Q&A

Remote - How to join:

This course will be hosted live online on Microsoft Teams. A Microsoft Teams account is not required, you will be sent a link to join.

You can choose to join on your preferred web browser, or if you already have the Microsoft Teams desktop app, click 'join meeting'.  You will then automatically join the course through the app.

Face-to-Face:

The course location will be underneath the respective date, please make your way to the location.

Parking is not available.

Course Materials:

The course presentation and any additional materials will be sent to delegates once attendance is confirmed on the day of the course.

We are working towards being more sustainable, therefore we do not recommend materials to be printed.

What is included?

-Full day training with an industry expert trainer

-CPD certificate

-PDF course materials

- Lunch and refreshments**

**For face-to-face courses

The exam is 'Open Book' - texts allowed are:

  • Approved Documents L2A and L2B: CLG guide/ Section 6 Regs
  • The course hand-outs (for those who have attended the CIBSE training)

There are 50 multiple choice questions (worth two marks each). The exam is marked out of 100 and the pass mark is 70%. The time allowed is 90 minutes. Based on government guidelines, an additional 25% extra time is given for special needs. Time allowed is 113 minutes.

Once your attendance on the course has been confirmed you will have access to the exam via your CIBSE Online Learning Portal under the tab ‘My Learning’.

If there is any reason that you should not be able to complete the exam online, please contact a member of the training team at [email protected] to make alternative arrangements.

Multiple choice questions only have one correct answer – candidates should note that some questions offer options for ‘all of the above/below’ or ‘none of the above/below’ so the questions should be read carefully.

The questions will cover the whole syllabus, some of which is only covered in the pre-reading. Some of the questions will require good engineering judgement. Some of the questions will require a calculation. You will need a calculator.


The exam is hosted via the CIBSE Learning Management System. Each exam is timed and will automatically log the candidate out once the time has ended. The CIBSE Learning Management System has a single sign on system forcing the candidate to login with a username and password. Once the exam has been started the candidate is unable to pause or restart the exam and must be finished in the allocated time.


Although the exam is 'open book' it is not designed to allow candidates to look up all the answers - material allowed should be regarded as reference. If candidates have not prepared thoroughly by completing the pre-reading and understanding the training course, they may find it hard to finish the exam. CIBSE Training must be notified in advance of any relevant special needs or requirements.

Two simple ways to book:

Card - Use the 'Book Now' button at the top of this web page.

Invoice - Please fill in the booking form herePlease note you are only booked onto the course once Training has processed the form.

* If you are having any difficulties please either email us at [email protected].

Speakers

Richard Holmes

Director

Richard has been involved in energy management and assessment for 30 years.

He is a CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant for Design and Operation, a Chartered Environmentalist (C.Env.) and a Member of the Energy Institute (MEI).

After 10 years working for the Energy Saving Trust’s advice network, the European Energy Agency network and local authority Carbon Management Teams, Richard set up his own consultancy business (Third Stone Limited) in 2005.

He provides an advisory service to various clients from the construction industry to other businesses and public sector organisations.

He has delivered training courses on energy management and assessment throughout his career and is a lecturer at Nottingham Trent University’s Business School and School of Architecture.

CIBSE Training reserve the right to make changes to the speakers or programme. The right is also reserved in absolute discretion and without further liability to cancel any seminar when fees paid will be refunded. Acknowledged bookings are firm. Cancellation up to 4 weeks before the course is subject to a charge of 25% of fees due, later cancellation is not accepted but delegate substitution is allowed at any time. We reserve the right to request payment in advance for companies which have not had previous financial transactions with CIBSE Services Ltd. 

All delegate alterations / cancellations must be received in writing to: [email protected]  

Please note we do not accept card payments via American express

Please contact the training team before making any travel or accommodation arrangements - particularly if you are travelling from outside the UK mainland, as CIBSE will not be liable for any cost incurred.