Last edited 18 Feb 2021

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CIOB conservation scheme welcomes retrofit roles



[edit] Introduction

The Chartered Institute of Building’s (CIOB) Building Conservation Certification Scheme has expanded entry requirements to certify individuals working within the retrofit sector. The scheme applies the same criteria as other similar certifications, but with energy efficiency and sustainability in recognition that climate change must play a part in everybody's role.

[edit] Background

The CIOB Building Conservation Certification Scheme is suitable for individuals working on traditional or listed buildings. The programme was introduced in June 2017 in response to a growing demand for certified conservation specialists, providing individuals working on these buildings with a route to becoming certified conservation specialists.

Even prior to including professionals from within the retrofit sector, the Building Conservation Certification Scheme accepted a greater number of roles within industry than any other scheme.

[edit] Requirements

Candidates must have some knowledge and experience of working on traditional buildings, although this does not need to be on buildings in conservation areas or listed buildings. If they do not hold specific conservation qualifications, they are required to undertake the CIOB two-day Understanding Building Conservation course.

Regardless of what role an individual has in retrofit, membership of a building conservation certification scheme will help to demonstrate competence.

More information can be found here.

This article originally appeared on the CIOB website. It was published on 15 February 2021.


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