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The Role

where do retrofit coordinators fit in the process?

Take a look at the role of the Retrofit Coordinator and how they fit into the PAS2035 process. The Coordinator role is primarily designed to identify, assess and manage the technical and process risks commonly associated with domestic retrofit projects. Typically Retrofit Coordinators will: 

  1. protect the client's and the public's interest, ensuring that projects are safe, high quality and performaning to their maximum potential
  2. oversee the retrofit process from start to finish as a project manager
  3. ensure appropriate integration and communication between teams
  4. sign off that the project complies with PAS2035
  5. where competent to do so, a Coordinator may also fulfil the other specialist roles in the retrofit process. This depends on the level of risk involved in the project.

PAS 2035 requires Retrofit Coordinators to define projects as low, medium or high risk dependent upon what measures are selected. Most deep retrofits fall in to the Medium or High Risk categories. 

Below you can see what type of professionals PAS 2035 says should be involved in each stage of the process.  

PAS 2035 Required Qualifications and Accreditations

Low Project Risk

Assessment

Strategy

Design & Specification

Installation

Handover

Monitoring & Evaluation

Medium Project Risk

Assessment

Strategy

Design & Specification

Installation

Handover

Monitoring & Evaluation

High Project Risk

Assessment

Strategy

Design & Specification

Installation

Handover

Monitoring & Evaluation

Role Role Description Qualifications Required Accreditations Required

Retrofit Advisor

Deliver retrofit advice to clients and householders

Energy Awareness and Advice / Green Deal Advisor

 

Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management

 

Retrofit Assessor

Carry out Dwelling Assessment and supply data to Coordinator

Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management (Path A)

 

Domestic Energy Assessor (Path B&C)

 

Specialist Level 3 and 6 awards in traditional buildings (Path B and C where building is protected)

Certified-DEA by a UKAS-accredited assessor body (e.g. Elmhurst, Stroma etc.)

Retrofit Coordinator

Person with overall responsibility for each stage of the project, sometimes also fulfilling specific project roles for which they are also qualified.

Open College West Midlands Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management.

 

Must also be able to demonstrate prior experience and competence in professional practices such as contract management, project management, customer service etc.

Once qualified, must be a member of a TrustMark-approved Retrofit Coordinator Scheme (e.g. Elmhurst).

Retrofit Designer

Person qualified to prepare a retrofit design

Path A: Level 5 Diploma / MCIAT

 

Path B: As above plus registered Architects, Construction Managers and Building Surveyors

 

Professional Membership of CIOB, CIAT, CARE, AABC, RIBA RICS or RIAS

Retrofit Installer

Person or organisation undertaking the physical placement of an energy efficiency measure in an existing building

As per PAS 2030 (2019)

As per PAS 2030 (2019)

Retrofit Evaluator

Person qualified to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of a project and provide feedback

Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management

Once qualified, must be a member of a TrustMark-approved Retrofit Coordinator Scheme (e.g. Elmhurst).

 

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