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RICS Home Survey Standard – a new energy efficiency challenge

RICS Home Survey Standard – a new energy efficiency challenge

The RICS new Home Survey Standard (HSS) will come into force in December 2020 and will pose new challenges for RICS members where energy efficiency retrofit is concerned. The HSS has three levels of survey and for each one of them the surveyor needs to identify and...

Green Revolution – Opportunities for Retrofit Designers

Green Revolution – Opportunities for Retrofit Designers

The ‘green revolution’ and the imposition of PAS 2035: Retrofitting Dwellings for Improved Energy Efficiency Specification and Guidance,  means that there will be a much-increased demand for designers of retrofit works. Retrofit work to traditional buildings will be...

In-House Webinars

In-House Webinars

We can provide webinars in-house to suit your specific needs. Please look at the subject ranges in the list of the courses we offer and contact us to discuss your exact requirements

COVID-19 – New Course Dates

COVID-19 – New Course Dates

Training courses developed by the Environment Study Centre are designed to provide balanced and optimum training by qualified educators and therefore highly interactive. This means that the current courses are only suitable for face to face learning. Due to the...

New PAS2035 Course – Retrofit

New PAS2035 Course – Retrofit

A one day course providing an overview of PAS 2035 is now available to book. Until recently this has only been delivered as an in house course. For more information click here.

Our courses on energy efficiency retrofit – see what people think

Our courses on energy efficiency retrofit – see what people think

“I just wanted to thank you for the very informative sessions held earlier this week. They were extremely interesting and will be very helpful for my future studies, as well as future projects. I look forward to the possibility of attending similar courses on the...

Environment Study Centre at Retrofit Leaders Forum

Environment Study Centre at Retrofit Leaders Forum

Professor John Edwards, one of the UK’s leading retrofit experts, yesterday attended the Retrofit Leaders Forum at the RICS. Communicating best practice and developing ideas on how the UK can address its climate change emergency with retrofit, was the aim of this...

Free book on traditional building retrofit

Free book on traditional building retrofit

When you attend the SQA CITB 2-day Level 3 Award course in the energy efficiency retrofit of traditional buildings you will receive this free handbook. The next course takes place on the 2nd and 3rd September in London. Whilst as well as covering the basics in the...

New Retrofit Guide for Traditional Buildings

New Retrofit Guide for Traditional Buildings

The Institute for Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) has recently published its first guidance on retrofitting buildings. Authored by our tutor in retrofit Professor John Edwards, the guidance promotes an holistic approach to improving the energy efficiency of...