NHER Accreditation Scheme
NHER Accreditation Scheme Scotland
Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme
Green Deal Assessor Certification Scheme
On 26th September 2016 the NHER EPC accreditation scheme transferred to Elmhurst Energy Systems. For new membership enquiries please contact Elmhurst at www.elmhurstenergy.co.uk. This website will be updated in due course.
- Are you a Green Deal Assessor Organisation?
- Would you like access to easy to use software and to write and lodge your reports?
- Would you like the backing and support of two nationally recognised names in the energy
and construction market?
If you answered yes to these questions then you should join the NES/BSI Green Deal certification
National Energy Services (NES) is the UK’s home for independent energy assessors, home inspectors,
surveyors and low carbon professionals. We’ve partnered with the British Standards Institute (BSI) to
create a unique partnership to provide an independent certification service to Green Deal Assessor
Organisations (GDAOs) for both the domestic and non domestic sectors. The scheme has been
accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to ensure that Green Deal Advisors
provide advice and reports that are in accordance with DECC’s requirements. You can read more about
our approval here.
How can I find a certified GDAO?
How do I get my organisation certified?
The NES/BSI certification scheme will assess organisations wanting certification as a Green Deal Assessor
Organisation (GDAO) against the Specification for Organisations Providing the Green Deal Advice
Service and the Green Deal Code of Practice. A Certification Audit will
be carried out (usually at the applicant’s head office) to ensure that robust and credible management systems and procedures are in place to operate as a GDAO. The applicant will also need to show they have
eligible Green Deal Advisors and sufficient insurance cover.
How do I apply to the NES/BSI certification scheme to become a certified GDAO?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01908 672787 to request an application pack or to
find out more about becoming a certified organisation with NES/BSI.
How much will it cost for certification?
This will be charged at £500 per day (plus VAT and expenses).
Can you carry out a Gap Analysis?
Yes, a Gap Analysis is an optional stage where we will review an
applicant’s existing systems and processes in order to identify strengths and weaknesses within the system.
This is usually carried out as a desktop check, however we can visit the applicant’s head office at
request. This is priced at £300 + VAT for the desktop check. Please contact us for more details. Please note NES does not offer any consultancy services.
What is a Green Deal Advisor?
A Green Deal Advisor is employed by a certified organisation and is responsible for carrying out a Green
Deal Occupancy Assessment (GDOA) and producing a Green Deal Advice Report (GDAR). A GDA can
operate in either the domestic or non-domestic sector and needs to have the correct qualification and
certification. Having a GDAR is a pre-requisite for any person who wishes to obtain Green Deal finance in
order to pay for the installation of energy efficiency measures at their property. The GDA will have a mixture
of technical knowledge, practical competence and ‘soft’ skills to provide households and businesses
with the advice they need to take informed decisions.
Where can I find out more information?
For more information on the Green Deal please visit the DECC website.