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How To Get A Career In Energy

September 9, 2015

Energy courses are part of the residential and government way of
life in the UK, as domestic energy assessment is a must for
construction, sale or rental of residential dwellings.

One of the
best energy courses to start your understanding of energy efficiency in
the UK is called Energy Efficiency from A to Z. The energy course came
about with the UK government understanding that the energy used in the
United Kingdoms residential dwellings now represents the greatest part
of the countrys total use of energy.

Regulations in both the UK and all of Europe now demand improvement in energy standards and energy-efficiency reports.

The
first in a series of energy courses, this introductory one day look at
energy efficiency is designed to teach domestic energy assessor
candidates, builders, home owners, home buyers, landlords, property
managers and any other interested individuals and organizations the ins
and outs of making residential dwellings energy efficient.

Included
in the information of this and other energy courses will be a look at
the UK legislation that regulates energy and the reasons behind the
implementation. These courses will also study energy legislation
throughout other parts of Europe. This energy course will provide a
practical look at the factors involved in making a home energy
efficient.

Those who attend this energy course should, at the end
of the day, know and understand several key energy efficiency factors.
They should understand why it is important to become as energy efficient
as possible, both from the eyes of the home dweller and the government.

They should have a clear understanding of all new and
old legislation. One important law that they will fully study is the
European Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings. Included as
well will be country-specific building and housing regulations that have
energy-efficient elements.

This and subsequent energy courses
will define and study fuel poverty as well as ways to combat the
problem. The course will teach home energy rating systems and the
regulations for compliance.

Those who attend this energy course
will learn as well about the various choices of heating, cooling and hot
water controls and systems. They will be trained in comparison of the
costs of each. They will be apprised of grants and other funding help
that is available for those who want to improve on their homes energy
efficiency.

They will learn the meaning and the value of renewable
energy, as opposed to non-renewable fossil fuel use. They will also
learn about ways to conserve on heating costs, through things like
ventilation, insulation and reduction of condensation.

This, as
with all the government-provided energy courses, is open to many.
Attendees at these energy courses include front line energy assessment
teams such as domestic energy assessors, members and staff of local
authority agencies, staff of pertinent housing associations, health and
medical care professionals, staff and managers of utility and other
energy firms, homeowners, landlords, property management staff and
potential home buyers.