Certificate in Home Energy Awareness
The Certificate in Home Energy Awareness is a Level 1 course designed to help professionals and volunteers working with households to become better equipped to support their clients to achieve a healthy home.
In this one-day course, participants will become aware of the main components of a healthy home and key issues related to energy use in New Zealand homes. Course participants will also learn when and where to refer clients to other services.
Please note, this course is a pre-requisite to the Home Performance Advisor course.
The Certificate in Home Energy Awareness introduces participants to the following topics targeted to someone in their role:
- Household energy use in New Zealand including the main ways energy is used in a home, different fuel types, healthy indoor temperatures, electricity prices and fuel poverty,
- Key elements that contribute to a healthy home: Reducing heating loss, adequate heat, and moisture management (i.e. moisture control and ventilation), and describes some key principles of and common solutions to each
- Hot water heating, energy efficient appliances and lighting
- Understanding power bills and retail ‘switching’
- Other services and where else to get help.
Who should attend this course?
The Certificate in Home Energy Awareness is targeted towards to the following two groups of practitioners:
1. People who work with households on health, social and environmental issues that are related to housing performance, and whose role will be enhanced by greater awareness of the relationship between energy, housing and health.
This might include:
- Social housing providers (including Housing New Zealand staff),
- City council and Local Authority staff involved in housing or environmental health,
- Public health professionals (e.g. nurses, outreach staff),
- Community-based organisations involved in housing, environment and health,
- Iwi-based organisations involved in housing, environment and health,
- Energy retail/lines company call centres,
- Insulation installers and other energy efficiency businesses
2. People who wish to pursue a career as a Certified Home Performance Advisor and need to attain foundational knowledge and meet the pre-requisites for Certified Home Performance Advisor Training (Level 2).
01-Dec-2015 (Publication )
The registration form and fees for Level 1 of the Home Performance Advisor training programme: the Certificate of Home Energy Awareness.
16-Dec-2014 (Publication )
This provides a course outline for Level 1 of the Home Performance Advisor training programme: the Certificate in Home Energy Awareness.