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Energy Efficiency Course Launched

18 July 2014 | Updated 01 January 1970
From 2018, it will be illegal to rent out inefficient properties, which could lead to 20% of ‘affordable’ housing stock being removed. Cutting carbon emissions, reducing energy bills and ensuring buildings are energy efficient, is becoming increasingly urgent as new legislation is fast approaching and all new homes will have to be built in a green way.

With so many complex schemes addressing energy efficiency, including the Energy Company Obligation, Green Deal and Renewable Heat Incentive, Asset Skills Training has developed a one-day course on energy efficiency to educate owners of homes and businesses about energy conservation and regulations. The course gives learners knowledge on energy used in the home, and different energy efficiency schemes and how to promote their benefits to tenants or homeowners.

The course is aimed at local authorities, housing associations, estate agents, letting agents, large construction firms and those working with and installing household appliances on a daily basis, i.e. plumbers, electricians and gas fitters.

"We recognise that it has never been more important for companies, tradesmen, local authorities and estate agents to work together to ensure people aren't wasting energy needlessly,” explained Julie Freemantle, Head of Training, Asset Skills Training, said. “Taking part in this training means that participants can advise tenants and homeowners how to save money and boost their own employment prospects."


Pictured: A new course for energy efficiency has been launched by Asset Skills Training.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 18 July 2014


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