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Retrofit Assessors and PAS 2035

Dwellings which require energy retrofit work will first need to be assessed by a Retrofit Assessor. Retrofit assessments play an important role in the PAS 2035 process as they collect and provide property data/information which Retrofit Coordinators can use to develop a relevant improvement plan.
Retrofit Assessors can use Reduced data Standard Assessment Procedure (RdSAP) to support their retrofit assessments alongside an appraisal of a property’s condition and occupancy. From discussions with the client, and the information provided from the retrofit assessment, the Retrofit Assessor can determine which installation measures are suitable for the property and can feed this information back to other stakeholders involved within the PAS 2035 process.

PAS 2035 is the new over-arching document in the retrofit standards framework introduced following the recommendations of the Each Home Counts review.  PAS 2035 essentially provides a specification for the energy retrofit of domestic buildings, and details best practice guidance for domestic retrofit projects.

It is evident that significant improvements need to be made within the energy efficiency of the UK’s building stock, if the country is to meet its global carbon commitments. In 2015 the government commissioned the Each Home Counts review to identify and tackle the high level of failure present in domestic retrofit, and to determine a better process for the retrofit of energy efficiency and renewable energy measures. PAS 2035 (PAS 2035:2019 Specification for the energy retrofit of domestic buildings) was introduced as a result of this review, with the backing of industry and the government department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Following a transitionary period the government has proposed to make compliance with PAS 2035 mandatory for all public funded projects which would include ECO funded retrofit projects (see below).

If you are a business who want to submit measures under the PAS2030 2019 / PAS2035 (for ECO) then both services are a requirement.

The main role of the Retrofit Assessor will be to visit the property and prepare a report in-line with a Retrofit Coordinator’s requirements.  Dwellings which require energy retrofit work will first need to be assessed by a Retrofit Assessor. These assessors play an important role in the PAS 2035 process as they collect and provide property data/information which Retrofit Coordinators can use to develop a relevant improvement plan.

Retrofit Assessors can use Reduced data Standard Assessment Procedure (RdSAP) to support their retrofit assessments alongside an appraisal of a property’s condition and occupancy. From discussions with the client, and the information provided from the retrofit assessment, the Retrofit Assessor can determine which installation measures are suitable for the property and can feed this information back to other stakeholders involved within the PAS 2035 process.

PAS 2035 is the publicly available specification which outlines the necessary standards for all future domestic retrofit projects. For projects to be eligible for public funding, they must be delivered in strict compliance to PAS 2035. The specification is fully supported by BEIS. Compliance is a mandatory requirement of schemes wanting to operate under the TrustMark – the new quality mark for the Retrofit sector.
The Retrofit Coordinator role is mandatory for all retrofit projects undertaken in conjunction with PAS 2035 which is fully backed by the government and TrustMark. This, as well as the government’s aim to improve the energy efficiency in existing homes, should drive demand for individuals qualified and accredited in this area.
Many companies who operate within the PAS2035 field will have a Retrofit Assessor but will look to outsource their Retrofit Co-ordinator role. We forge relationships with partners in this field and provide all their Retrofit Co-ordination activities.