Dip in Non Domestic Green Deal Advice

Dip in Non Domestic Green Deal Advice

This full course is for those who are new entrants to the market and are required to complete the whole course.

The course will include pre-course reading material and assignment and 2 separate classroom sessions, workshop activities and practice.

Existing NDEAs are exempt from Units 1 to 4 as they have already completed this part of the course.

Units 1 to 4: (3 days in the classroom)

Day 1

  • Introduction to programme
  • Introduction to Construction Technology and how these are entered into SBEM
  • Practical data entries of construction


Day 2

  • Identifying Level 3 , Level 4 and level 5 Buildings by constructional features and building services
  • Introduction and overview of Building Services including Heating systems, hot water systems, renewable technologies, extract systems, lighting and display lighting.
  • How to identify and/or calculate HVAC efficiencies, Hot water efficiencies, extract rates.
  • How building services are entered into SBEM
  • Practical data entries of building services


Day 3

  • Background to SBEM
  • Zoning principles including zone heights and air permeability
  • Envelopes - Wall, floor, ceilings, roof and door areas and how to enter into SBEM
  • Glazing types, frame factor, aspect ratio and surface area ratio calculations, transmission factor calculations and how to enter into SBEM
  • Recommendations and principles for editing/removal.
  • Practical data entries of zones, envelopes, doors and glazing
  • Throughout sessions relevant conventions will be discussed and explanation of their application to projects.

Existing NDEAs start at Unit 5

Unit 5: Provide information to clients on the principles, financing and operation of the Green Deal

This unit is aimed at providing the delegate with an understanding of the overall purpose of the Green Deal and how it operates and is financed.

You will learn about:

  • The components of Green Deal: its role; here to obtain sources of information; eligibility for Green Deal and restrictions; the tenure and status of clients; processes involved with each type of tenure; responsibilities of the Green Deal Adviser, Provider, and Installer; the function of the EPC in respect of the Green Deal; measures which can be funded under Green Deal; how the Green Deal is financed and repaid; the principles of the Golden Rule; and how clients can access information on Green Deal, Installers and Providers.
  • The principles of independent and impartial advice :- the Green Deal Code of Practice; ho to provide impartial advice; legal safeguards; the Energy Company Obligation; permissions, consents and disclosures required; protection for vulnerable groups and clients; those off the gas grid; and measures, support and other finance options outside of the Green Deal.
  • How to provide clients with information on Green Deal to meet their needs:- its role in energy efficiency; where they can access information; how impartial advice is assured; rights and protections under law; the process of undertaking and implementing Green Deal; measures that can be funded and the costs savings that can arise; where funding is obtained and from whom; how finance is repaid; other heating and fuel benefits that may be available; feed in Tariffs and Renewable Heat incentive; responding to client queries and signposting to other information and services.

Unit 6:
Carry out non-domestic energy inspections to determine an operational profile and give advice.

The process of conducting an operational profile: identifying and obtaining the necessary data required; site survey techniques; application and limitation of SBEM for Green Deal; use and application of conventions; situations when specialist advice may be required; the differences between the asset rating and the operational rating; management scoring; health and safety.

Unit 7: Prepare and issue non-domestic Green Deal Advice Reports

Unit 8: Explain the Green Deal Advice Report to the non-domestic customer