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Commercial energy assessor

Alternative titles for this job include Non-domestic energy assessor

Commercial energy assessors measure the energy efficiency of commercial buildings to produce Non-Domestic Energy Performance Certificates.

Average salary (a year)

£18,000 Starter


£41,000 Experienced

Typical hours (a week)

38 to 40 variable

You could work

freelance / self-employed managing your own hours

How to become

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How to become Commercial energy assessor

You can get into this job through specialist courses run by private training organisations.

Other Routes

If you have no previous experience of commercial energy assessing you'll need to do one or both of the following:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Non-Domestic Energy Assessments
  • Level 4 Diploma in Commercial Energy Assessments

With a Level 3 diploma, you can carry out assessments on existing buildings.

With a Level 4 diploma, you can carry out assessments on new and existing commercial buildings.

If you have relevant experience from related roles or industries like surveying, construction or engineering, you may be able to do a fast-track course or have your previous experience accredited.

More Information

Further information

The government provides further information and a register of commercial energy assessors.

What it takes

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What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to read English
  • analytical thinking skills
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • knowledge of building and construction
  • maths knowledge
  • customer service skills
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

What you’ll do

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What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

In your day-to-day duties, you may:

  • carry out detailed inspections of properties
  • collect information on property age, number of floors and building type
  • measure the number and size of rooms and windows
  • identify heating systems
  • write reports and advise on how to reduce energy use and costs
  • record the information on a computer system to produce an energy efficiency rating and Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

Working environment

You could work in an office, from home or visit sites.

Career path and progression

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Career path and progression

With further training you could:

  • carry out low carbon assessments
  • consult on sustainability issues
  • become a teacher, helping students gain a certificate or diploma

Current opportunities

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Current opportunities

Apprenticeships In England

Junior Energy Manager Apprentice - VINCI Facilities

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Courses In England

Domestic Energy Assessment - Level 3

  • Start date: 19 November 2024
  • Location: Blackpool

Certificate in Domestic Energy Assessment

  • Start date: 03 October 2024
  • Location: PRESTON

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