Overview

NABERS UK is a new scheme for rating the operational energy efficiency of UK offices. NABERS UK will play a vital role in bridging the performance gap between the design and in-use energy performance of offices in the UK and create much-needed transparency for the market.

NABERS UK Energy ratings measure and verify the actual energy use of existing offices, providing a rating from 1-6 stars. This rating will help office owners to accurately target, measure and communicate the energy performance of their buildings. The rating system encourages improvements and therefore office owners can demonstrate improvements in energy consumption, which can be used to demonstrate whether offices are on a net-zero carbon trajectory and provide investors and occupiers with the confidence that the buildings they own and occupy are aligned with their climate change ambitions.

This fully online training course is specifically designed for built environment professionals that have a background in the energy management of office buildings.  The training focuses on the NABERS UK rating process and methodology. Course fees include training and exam administration.

At this time, only training provided by BRE Global is considered acceptable for eligibility for NABERS UK licensing.  Once a Candidate has completed the training and successfully passed the examinations, they will be eligible to apply for a NABERS UK license within one year of successfully passing the exam.  Candidates who do not apply for a license within in that time period will need to retake the course to regain their eligibility for licensing.

Prerequisites for attendance

While there are no prerequisites to carry out this training course you are advised to have a good understanding of energy management in offices and energy ratings systems.

We also encourage you to register for the free introductory online NABERS Essentials course, where you can learn about the basics of NABERS ratings, as they are offered in Australia.

Training programme

The course is delivered fully online. You may start and stop the course as many times as you like. You have 12 months’ access to the training. You must pass each of the three sections in order to move onto the next.

The course contains the following:

NABERS UK Assessor 101

  • What is NABERS UK?
  • Why use NABERS UK ratings?
  • Rules and rating process
  • Quality control
  • Steps to becoming and licensed assessor

Metering and Consumption

  • Supply points and minimum coverage
  • Non-utility metering systems
  • Conducting a site visit
  • Documentation requirements

Energy for Offices

  • Energy coverage
  • Determining rated area
  • Calculating hours
  • Site visits
  • Practice creating a rating.

At the end of each unit, you are required to pass an examination to progress onto the next. There are three examinations in total. Each examination has a pass mark of 80%. You are allowed three attempts for each examination, if you fail after the third attempt you will be required to restart the course again and additional fees will be payable. You must complete the training course within 12 months of starting.

Licensing

The NABERS UK license permits the Assessor to conduct NABERS UK rating of office buildings in the UK.  Only licensed NABERS UK Assessors can submit to BRE for certification.

An annual license fee of £250 + VAT per Assessor includes:

  • A company and individual listing on our database of NABERS UK professionals
  • Ability to submit technical questions to BRE
  • Access to additional information and tools to maintain your competence.
  • Assessors are required to provide evidence of sufficient levels of Professional Liability Insurance as part of the licensing process.

For more information, please contact nabersuk@bregroup.com

Questions

Feel free to contact us at BREAcademy@bregroup.com with any questions.

 

£1,350.00 + VAT
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NABERS is a new scheme for rating the operational energy efficiency of UK offices. NABERS UK will play a vital role in bridging the performance gap between the design and in-use energy performance of offices in the UK and create much-needed transparency for the market.