Training to become Certified HPI Assessor (€275 members/€425 non members*)
The Home Performance Index (HPI) is Ireland’s first national quality and sustainability assessment system for new housing. The HPI is based on five verifiable categories: Environment, Economic, Health and Well being, Quality Assurance and Sustainable Location. The IGBC are currently building a pool of highly skilled HPI professionals by delivering the Home Performance Index Assessor training.
Residential development will be the key growth area in the construction industry over the next five 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.
For those with no experience in assessment methodologies such as LEED or BREEAM there is a prerequisite one day online training and exercise to be completed.
The training comprises two aspects – online and in-house.
The online training is only required where applicants have no prior training in the use of assessment methodologies.
The in-house training is mandatory for both experienced assessors and those who have completed the online prerequisite training.
Day 1 ONLINE Pre-requisite (can be omitted with prior competences)
Session 1. Overview of HPI assessor training package and how the Training Manual presentations/examples/technical manual should be used (PPT)
- training manual contents
- technical manual
- training process
- learning process
- training structure
- learning outcomes
Session 2. 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
- Award levels
Session 3. Organising and Delivering HPI Assessments (PPT)
- Information required
- Assessment results
- Organising assessment for certification
- Monitoring and quality assurance
Day 2 INHOUSE TRAINING – start 9AM
Session 4. Assessment Method Introduction (PPT)
- Intro to assessment and data spreadsheets
- Method conventions and assumptions
- Exemplar dwelling data
Session 5. Demonstration of the Assessment Method (Trainer populating the Method + provision of Information Spreadsheet for each criteria using detached dwelling as example)
- Demonstration Assessment of detached dwelling
Session 6. Q+A
Day 2 INHOUSE TRAINING – end 5PM
Session 7. Exercise (student populating Method, trainer assisting)
- Student Assessment of multi-storey apartment
Session 8. Review Exercise
Session 9. Assignment information.
*Please note: IGBC Member Tickets are available for company members of Irish Green Building Council only* Not a member? Join now.
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