Residential development will be the key growth area in the construction industry with 500,000 houses to be built over the next 22 years. There will be considerable government investment, with quality and sustainability as one of the key requirements. A number of large PPP residential projects will be tendered over the coming year and developers who are looking to get an edge on their competitors should consider the Home Performance Index as the clearest way of meeting quality requirements.
Being a Certified HPI Assessor allows you to advise clients and submit assessments for HPI, Ireland’s first national quality and sustainability assessment system for new housing.
The training comprises three aspects.
Review materials provided in advance. One day practical training in use of Home Performance Index and associated tools. Completion of practical assessment based on a set of evidence provided.
1 REVIEW OF TRAINING MATERIALS
Training materials, manuals and tools are provided one week in advance for the student to review.
2 INHOUSE TRAINING
Session 1 . Understanding HPI Environmental Assessment (PPT)
Intro to EAMS
Why HPI methodology
How was the system developed
When can it be applied
Summary of HPI
Categories and indicators
Points and weightings
Mandatory and Optional
Session 2. Organising and Delivering HPI Assessments (PPT)
Organising assessment for certification
Monitoring and quality assurance
Session 3. Assessment Method Introduction
Intro to assessment and data spreadsheets
Method conventions and assumptions
Exemplar dwelling data
3 Homework assignment
Trainees are provided with an assignment to assess a home based on evidence provided for the different indicators. They need to submit the assessment spreadsheet and report within 4 weeks. On successful completion they will be awarded accreditation.