In 2015 the Government carried out the Each Home Counts review, this aimed to identify and investigate why there has been such a high failure in the past of domestic retrofit schemes of energy efficiency and renewable measures. The result is PAS 2035:2019, which is a new specification for the energy retrofit of domestic buildings.
The Government has proposed to make compliance with PAS 2035 mandatory for all publicly-funded projects.
PAS 2035 aims to deliver a whole building approach to the energy retrofit of domestic buildings process. It takes into account the building, it’s environment, the occupancy and the home owner/occupants improvement objectives when deciding on the most suitable energy saving measures to install.
A new quality mark has been created. All of the roles with the retrofit process will need to hold and adhere to the TrustMark quality scheme. It is supported by a Code of Conduct, a Consumer Charter and technical standards for retrofit.