PAS 2035: Understanding Retrofit Risk Paths

PAS2035, the Government’s new mandatory standard framework for all publicly funded retrofit energy efficiency measures, has introduced different assessment processes dependant on the work taking place.

This new risk assessment is performed independently by the new Retrofit Coordinator role and will allow the project in question to be categorised into one of three paths A, B or C.

Path A - low risk projects

The lowest risk path, A represents simple single or low risk measures ( insulation) in standard properties.

It requires the Retrofit Coordinator to provide general advice independent of installer and conduct a whole dwelling assessment.

Handover to the installer includes general advice and basic monitoring is carried out.

Path B - medium risk projects

Path B would be required for multiple or higher risk measures installed in several properties.

Path B requires the Retrofit Assessor to provide additional detail in their assessment including fuel use SAP scores, appraisal of construction and occupancy, and a ventilation assessment.

The Retrofit Coordinator would then provide an Improvement Option Evaluation as well as a Significance Assessment, notes on traditional or historic buildings and overheating is also considered.

Detailed advice is passed onto installers during the handover.

Path C - high risk projects

Path C is required for:

  • Large scale projects
  • Multiple high risk measures
  • Conservation areas
  • Special planning approval

Path C contains significant additional competence and qualification requirements for those involved as specialist knowledge is likely to be needed.

As well as an Improvement Option Evaluation, Significance Assessment, notes on traditional or historic buildings and overheating, the Retrofit Assessor conducts an air permeability test.

A structural engineers report may also be required in Path C.

ECO Funding for Installers

YES Energy Solutions has ECO funding delivery contracts in place with several of the big six energy companies. If you're looking to submit work under PAS 2035 to receive funding, join our installer network.

By joining our installer network we will send you regular updates regarding our funding opportunities and invite you to submit proposals for delivery in your area. Successful applicants will then be invited on-board as one of our funded partners.

Our ECO funding facilities cover all the main measure types including: boiler replacements, first time central heating systems, electric storage heater upgrades, cavity wall insulation, external wall insulation, loft insulation and room in roof insulation.

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