DOMESTIC Energy Assessments (DEAs) are a key part of helping homebuyers, homeowners and tenants contribute to the ‘green agenda’; if households know the energy efficiency rating of their home it can help them understand how to make changes to improve its efficiency.

Mark Buttle, stock condition assessor at Yarlington, recently passed his Level 3 in Domestic Energy Assessment (DEA).

This allows him to undertake energy assessments of any existing residential dwelling and produce the Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s) required by law, when renting or selling a property.

Gary Orr, CEO at Yarlington, said: "This means we can now complete the energy assessments in-house which will save us money, and also be sure the information on our external EPCs is correct.

"Mark’s new skills will enable him to advise residents on best practice to improve the energy efficiency of their home, and ensure Yarlington is compliant with the legal requirements for energy assessments."

Mark concluded: "All my hard work has paid off and I’m now looking forward to being able to start practicing having been accepted into the NHER (National Home Energy Rating Scheme) Accreditation Scheme.

"I’ve really appreciated the support I’ve received from my work colleagues and family when I was studying for 15 to 22 hours at home each week."