To qualify for the Green Deal all properties will need to undergo an inspection by a certified Green Deal Assessor. Sometimes referred to as Green Deal advisors. The assessment will take into account the fabric of the building. It will also look at the way the occupants currently use the building.
The framework that the government is looking to work from is the current Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). An updated EPC will be needed to qualify for the Green Deal.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is working with the United Kingdom Acreditation Service (UKAS) on the accreditation scheme that all assessors will have to pass before they can make property inspections. The Asset Skills organisation will also be supplying training over seen by the UKAS.
The Green Deal Skills Alliance aims to be the umbrella under which all the training for the three main areas will come. The GDSA has three areas Sector Skills Councils – Asset Skills, ConstructionSkills and SummitSkills.
For both domestic and commercial customers the assessors will be looking at:
- The fabric of the building, condition and materials used.
- How the building is used, what hours is the building used, what purpose
By also considering regional weather patterns to calculate the savings that can be achieved should give accurate and impartial advice to domestic and commercial customers alike.