The UK has recently started to become more serious when it comes to making our homes and buildings more eco-friendly.
In an effort to meet global carbon emission reduction commitments, the Government has begun the process of tackling the issues of domestic and commercial retrofit. This is where new technology and systems are added to existing, older properties to make them more efficient and sustainable.
In defining the new retrofit process in the UK, which is governed by PAS 2035, the regulations identified several key roles that are crucial in any retrofit process.
Two of the most important roles are retrofit coordinators and retrofit assessors. Here’s everything you need to know about these two roles:
In order to comply with the PAS 2035 regulations, a retrofit coordinator is required on all domestic retrofit projects.
These people will play an important project management role and will work to ensure that the project protects both the clients and the public.
They will be involved in the retrofit project at all stages, from the time that the project starts to take form, up to when it is finally completed. This will include organising building owners, and other stakeholders to ensure that the project runs smoothly and effectively.
Retrofit assessors are also required to be part of the retrofit purpose under the PAS 2035 regulations. They are trained professionals who will perform a retrofit assessment for the project.
This assessment will include things like a RdSAP assessment, a detailed floor plan, a condition report, and an occupancy assessment.
The retrofit assessor will then pass this information on to the retrofit coordinator for the project, this will feed into their Medium-Term Improvement Plan.
Six-stage process of a retrofit project
The retrofit assessor and coordinator are both crucial parts of any retrofit project which, under the PAS 2035 regulations, is a six-stage process that’s made up of the following steps:
- Intended outcomes
- Risk assessment
- Whole Dwelling Assessment
- Design and coordination
- Monitoring and evaluating
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