Home energy advisor logoSally Blackwell, one of our Energy Cultures PhD student has been involved in developing the newly launched Home Performance Advisor training programme for those working with energy and houses.

The Home Performance Advisor programme provides intensive science-based training to gain a comprehensive understanding of how a house functions as well as how to translate this into relevant information to Kiwis. The programme is based on the latest research, and suited to anyone currently providing home performance or energy efficiency advice or wants to work in this field.

Beacon Pathway surveys indicate that homeowners need and want high quality, unbiased advice.  The Home Performance Advisor programme is not linked to particular products or manufacturers and provides independent knowledge based on best practice.

To become a certified Home Performance Advisor, you’ll need to complete both the Level 1 Certificate in Home Energy Awareness, and the Level 2 Home Performance Advisor Certification.   Level 1 is a one day course being held on 21st October, and Level 2 is a residential 2.5 day course from 11 – 13th October, both are being held at the Kingsgate Hotel in Dunedin.

Registrations close 25th September, click here for more information and to register or contact info@homeperformanceadvisor.org.nz

Comments from previous course programme attendees:Sally Blackwell

“Sufficiently detailed and comprehensive, able to easily be implemented and utilised”

“Covered all areas of interest and were relevant”

“Really good balance between technology and behaviour”

HPA manager Jo Wills says “We know high quality and unbiased advice is important for homeowners.  Certified advisors are committed to independent advice and homeowners can rely on their knowledge and skills”