Bath and North East Somerset trade support offer

Discounted Green Deal certification and training

28 November 2014

With an additional £100 million in grants on offer for the forthcoming second phase of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, installers of home energy efficiency upgrades are set for a busy few months. To meet the demand for businesses that can complete Green Deal assessments and works, a trade service support offer has been added to the Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) Energy at Home scheme.

Providing both advice and grants, Energy at Home is already proving popular with B&NES residents. Since its September launch, more than 100 home energy assessments have been carried out with many occupants proceeding to obtain quotes and apply for finance to carry out the recommended improvements.

If you are a business interested in discounted training, see below for a full list of subsidies.

You can also email tradesupport@energyathome.org.uk or call 0800 038 5688 for further information.

Green Deal certification (one group of measures e.g. insulation) 
Date: by request | Venue: Bath, venue TBC | Fees £348 (normal price £696)   
Green Deal certification is required to deliver work through the national Green Deal scheme as well as on the local Energy at Home scheme. Stroma are experts in supporting organisations of all sizes in achieving Green Deal Certification allowing you to work under both the Green Deal & ECO. With a designated personal Green Deal mentor from the outset, you are guided throughout the Green Deal Accreditation Process from application through to assessment.


Green Deal certification (QMS system and mentoring)
Date: January 2015 | Venue: Bath, venue TBC | Fees: £702 (normal price £1,464)
Green Deal certification is required to deliver work through the national Green Deal scheme as well as on the local Energy at Home scheme. A key part of the application process for PAS2030 is to implement a compliant Quality Management System (or QMS). Stroma can advise regarding appropriate systems.


Retrofitting Traditional Buildings Science, theory & practice
Date: 26 March 2015 | Venue: Bath, venue TBC | Fees: £14.75 for Green Register members (£21.25 for non-members)     
A half-day seminar outlining current research, emerging best practice and case studies in the field of upgrading traditional and historic buildings.

There is a special 3-for-the-price-of-2 offer for this course.


Fundamental Principals of Renewable Technologies*
Date: 16-21 February 2015 | Venue: City of Bath College | Fees £84 (normal price £337)     
This is a Level 3 qualification, aimed at plumbers and electricians.


Solar PV*
Date: 15-20 February 2015 | Venue: City of Bath College | Fees £322 (normal price £645)   
This is a Level 3 qualification aimed at electricians. You’ll get practical signoff to install solar PV technologies, required for MCS certification.


Solar Thermal*
Date: 15-20 February 2015 | Venue: City of Bath College | Fees: £28 (normal price £130)     
This is a Level 3 qualification aimed at plumbers/heating engineers. You’ll get practical signoff to install solar thermal technologies, required for MCS certification.


Understanding U-values and Insulation Methods*
Date: 14 February 2015 | Venue: Norton Radstock College | Fees £28 (normal price £115)
What does the building inspector want to see and how do you achieve the required insulation rating for your dwelling or extension?


Repair and Retro-fit of Sliding Sash Windows*
Date 07 February 2015 | Venue: Norton Radstock College | Fees £32 (normal price £130)
Learn how to repair rotten windows and upgrade their air tightness.


* These courses are run by the Green Skills Academy, a partnership between Norton Radstock and City of Bath Colleges to provide training on sustainable construction. Sign up through Energy at Home to claim your discounted price.

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