Hosted at The Building Performance Hub in High Wycombe, the site is the only dedicated UK facility for education and practical hands-on training on building performance for sustainable buildings.
Qualifications include air source heat pumps, water regulations, solar photovoltaics and electric vehicle charge point installation.
A specially-built ‘house’
Candidates will benefit from training delivered from a purpose-built venue. Funded by the Building Compliance Testing Association (BCTA), The Building Performance Hub boasts a specially built ‘house’, where installers can practice their skills in a more realistic environment.
“Far too much training takes place in hotels and the meeting rooms of companies. The Building Performance Hub changes that, offering a state-of-the-art facility that can be adapted for all training courses, using real, life-size models and not death by PowerPoint. This makes it the perfect location for the building services that complement buildings built with energy conservation in mind.
“GTEC’s experience in the field of renewables training is unrivalled, and we are delighted to play host to their courses,” said Barry Cope, group director for the BCTA.
For those joining the low carbon revolution
Griff Thomas, MD for GTEC, said: “The Building Performance Hub is leading the way in helping those working in the construction industry design and build energy-efficient buildings that meet the challenges of net zero. GTEC’s range of renewable courses complements its existing delivery, creating an ideal setting for trainees interested in the low carbon revolution.
“With the South East’s most densely populated part of the UK, we are pleased that we can now reach heating and plumbing engineers in this area. There is a wealth of opportunity for building services installers skilled in the latest renewable alternatives to fossil fuels; what’s key is that they have access to the appropriate training in convenient locations.”