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Domestic energy assessor

Domestic energy assessors (DEAs) work out the energy efficiency of domestic buildings like houses and flats.

Potential salary

£18,000 to £35,000

Employment by 2024


Working hours

38 to 40 variable

  • knowledge of engineering science and technology
  • maths knowledge
  • analytical thinking skills
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to read English
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • knowledge of building and construction
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Your day-to-day duties might include:

  • inspecting properties to collect information on their age, number of floors, building type, and heating and hot water systems
  • noting the number and sizes of rooms, corridors, windows and fireplaces
  • entering the information into a computer software programme, which will produce an energy efficiency rating and an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
  • explaining efficiency ratings to homeowners
  • giving practical advice to owners on how to improve energy efficiency

You could work at a client's home.

With further training, you could carry out assessments on non-domestic (commercial) buildings, or move into assessor training.

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