Green Deal Advisors
Who are Green Deal Advisors?
A Green Deal process is started by an impartial assessment of the property and its occupancy. This is known as the Green Deal Advice Service and will be carried out by a Green Deal Advisor.
The framework that the Government is looking to use is the current Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), although an updated version of this will need to be completed as part of a Green Deal assessment.
For both domestic and commercial customers the Green Deal Advisor will be looking at:
- The fabric of the building, condition and materials used.
- How the building is used, what hours is the building used and for what purpose.
For a company to undertake the Green Deal Advice Service and produce Green Deal Advice reports, it must be a certified Green Deal Advisor.
Green Deal Advisors
All staff undertaking the Green Deal Advice Services (Green Deal Advisors) need to hold a Green Deal Advisor qualification and also be an active registrant of an EPBD energy assessment scheme or Approved Organisation in Scotland (such as Elmhurst).
There are two routes to become a Green Deal Advisor:
a) An individual with no experience takes a combined Green Deal Advisor qualification and Domestic Energy Assessor Qualification
b) An existing energy assessor takes only the Green Deal Advisor qualification
Individuals will need to hold a Green Deal Advisor qualification in the same discipline that they are energy assessors.
How to Become a Green Deal Advisor?
NICEIC offer Green Deal certification for Advisors.
Before beginning the certification process, all staff within the company who plan to undertake the Green Deal Advice Service must hold a Green Deal Advisor Qualification, and must also be an active registrant of an EPBD energy assessment scheme or Approved Organisation in Scotland (Such as Elmhurst).
For further details on gaining the correct Green Deal Advisor Qualifications, please click here.
Once you have fulfilled these requirements, you may apply to become a Green Deal Advisor.
The certification process for becoming a Green Deal Advisor establishes whether the company operates processes that support the provision of the Advice Service. An assessment will be conducted at the office of the company.
The requirements for becoming a Green Deal Advisor are held within the ‘Specification for Organisations Providing the Green Deal Advice Service’ this document can be downloaded here. This details the management system and process requirements, for the company as well as the requirements placed on individual Green Deal Advisors.
For more information on becoming a certified Green Deal Advisor please download our documents below: