Under PAS 2035:2019 guidance, all domestic retrofit projects should use a Retrofit Coordinator.
A Retrofit Coordinator is a person qualified as a specialist retrofit project manager, taking overall responsibility for overseeing the assessment of dwellings, the identification, specification and evaluation of energy efficiency measures for installation at a given property as a single project, and their subsequent monitoring and evaluation.
Retrofit Coordinators are required to have working knowledge of building physics (building science) appropriate to the nature and scale of the retrofit project(s) on which they work. This must be relevant to the type of the building, with emphasis on the movement of heat, moisture and air through the property.
The comfort, health and safety of occupants depends on control and management of the flows of heat, moisture and air through their homes and workplaces to maintain appropriate dynamic thermal and moisture equilibriums. The heat balance of a property is an important element of its energy efficiency. The moisture balance of a property is important to the maintenance of healthy internal conditions. Using a suitably qualified Retrofit Coordinator ensures these factors are appropriately taken into account and managed.
Retrofit projects compliant with the PAS standard are to be coordinated by a Retrofit Coordinator. Retrofit Coordinators are qualified to provide end-to-end project coordination from the inception of a retrofit project to handover and beyond. This includes undertaking basic monitoring and evaluation work to and to identify, assess and manage the technical and process risks associated with the retrofit project.