Sustainable Homes provides numerous courses on new build homes. These courses cover the Code for Sustainable Homes, Housing Quality Indicators and alleviating fuel poverty.
The Code for Sustainable Homes is the seminal national standard (adopted in England, Wales and Northern Ireland), which sets the benchmark for the sustainable design and construction of new homes. Meeting level three of the Code for Sustainable Homes is a requirement for organisations receiving government funding for affordable housing. For private sector housing achieving a strong environmental rating provides a powerful marketing tool for the developer. Sustainable Homes provides three training solutions in relation to the Code for Sustainable Homes:
Our three-day Code assessor training course, plus exam is for you if you want thorough insight in to the Code for Sustainable Homes and to know how the assessment process works. As one of only a few licensed organisation through BRE, our course is taught by qualified and experienced Code assessors. Completion will allow you to attract a considerable income and will be a valuable service to clients, read more
If you know the Code for Sustainable Homes well (you are an assessor or quite experienced in construction) and you want an update on how the Code for Sustainable Homes has changed in the last year. This highly interactive popular course is for you. Read more here
The Code for Sustainable Homes is very complex. Building to the standard, especially can be time consuming and costly. If you want help knowing how to build to the Code for Sustainable Homes cost effectively. This course is for you. We look in detail at how each section of the code works and the weightings of those sections relative to other areas you may like to consider. We have a one day interactive course about building cost-effectively to the Code CPD accredited read more here
The Housing Quality Indicator system is a Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) funding requirement. So anyone relying on funding, or working on behalf of clients relying on funding, for the development of social housing would greatly benefit from better understanding of how to best use the Housing Quality Indicator system. The HCA’s “Design and Quality Standards” document states: “...for the HQI assessments the presumption will be that assessors have undergone some training or can otherwise demonstrate expertise.” The course is suitable for complete beginners and those with prior experience. Become expert in Housing Quality Indicators (HQIs).
Recent research shows that fuel poverty is expected to impact on one in three homes by 2016. This course can help your staff and your residents understand and reduce their energy usage – This course uses interactive exercises and expert presentation to cover:
To help your residents save money consider the Reducing fuel poverty for front-line staff course
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