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Neil Bleakley, Technical Director

Submitted by: MikeC (Admin) on 04-Jul-08 01:18:44 PM

Stroma, the multi-discipline accreditation scheme, steamed into the energy assessment domain with gusto back in January and since then has scored several industry firsts.

Neil Bleakley, Technical Director of Stroma, speaks to The DEA Podcast.

Listen: Stroma - Neil Bleakley, Technical Director

(Although Neil's audio is fine, mine isn't (some may say it never was!). Apologies - I did my best to clean it up but I don't expect you to understand the pain).

Show notes

Stroma is the first accreditation scheme to come onto the podcast since the non-RdSAP sectors became mandatory. Those considering the commercial, on-construction or Code for Sustainable Homes route may find this of particular interest.

State of the market.

RdSAP assumptions - Should they be made clearer to homeowners (prompted by Telegraph article)?

Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO) - Minimum 2.5 million households removed from requirement. Kick in the teeth.

Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) vs Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

Will the EPC dilute the CSH rating? Discussing the real case of a carbon neutral home removed from the market because of its poor EPC rating.


Sub-standard training courses and Ian Wright's statement in the House of Commons regarding a training kitemark.

Details on Stroma's training including how to get its DEC course, free.


How many energy assessors are required?

Second tranche of commercial buildings became mandated in law on 1st July 2008

How many assessors are needed?

Display Energy Certificates for public buildings

Stroma sensing genuine market demand for DECs

Plus more (as ever)!

Many thanks to Neil for his time.

CPD guide for Domestic Energy AssessorsHear the definitive CPD guide for your accreditation scheme. As told by your accreditation scheme: CPD Guide for DEAs.

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