NetRet, Wales first & only TrustMark Scheme Provider and PAS 2030:2023 Certification Body

Optimised Retrofit Programme 3: guidance 2022 to 2025 (ORP 3)

NetRet, Wales first & only TrustMark Scheme Provider and PAS 2030:2023 Certification Body:

As we embark on the new phase of the Optimised Retrofit Programme (ORP 3), it's crucial to ensure your retrofit projects comply with the latest standards. With the deadline for bids on May 16th, NetRet is here to help you fully capitalise on the program benefits.

Key Updates for ORP 3: 

Mandatory Standards: Adherence to PAS 2035/2030:2023 and TrustMark is essential, areas where NetRet offers unparalleled expertise.

Retrospective Funding: Projects must now be completed and lodged on TrustMark, emphasising the importance of flawless project execution.

Training Documentation: ORP 3 requires detailed training records for staff and suppliers, which our advanced training programs and digital management systems efficiently support.

Updated for PAS 2035/2030:2023: 

PIBI (Pre Installation Building Inspection) and Air Pressure Testing: We offer comprehensive training and qualifications, including the new GQA Level 3 Award in Air Permeability Testing (exclusive to NetRet Group).

Follow link for PIBI Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Site Inspection

Follow link for Air Pressure Testing

Partner with Us: Enhance your operational capabilities and align with strategic goals for decarbonising housing stock. Our integrated approach ensures you meet all ORP 3 funding requirements effectively.

  1. Social landlords are required to undertake retrofit measures to homes using PAS:2035 2030:2023 Specification for the energy retrofit of domestic buildings. Lodgement with TrustMark is strongly recommended, with the intention of this being a requirement in the near future.
  2. Social landlords are required to install Environmental Sensors compliant with, ‘Optimised Retrofit Programme: environmental and energy monitoring’.

    Landlords are encouraged to include in their applications installation Environmental Sensors only to homes that will form future retrofit programmes (such ORP 3 2024/25) to create pre-retrofit data to support choice of measures for homes.
  3. Social landlords are required to use existing information and focussed survey data to develop a Whole Stock Assessment for their homes.

    Social landlords should produce a Target Energy Pathway for each home undertaking retrofit measures in ORP, setting out how that home will ultimately achieve targeted levels of affordable warmth and decarbonisation.

    To note – further guidance will be sent on what is required for both the Whole Stock Assessment and the Target Energy Pathway in due course.
  4. Social landlords are required to report on number of premises receiving retrofit measures, type of intervention used and other key outputs.
  5. Social landlords are required to provide details as to who their product and services suppliers are (name, web page, business address). Social landlords are also required to supply details and comments on the training their staff and suppliers are accessing in Wales as part of Net zero skills Wales | GOV.WALES
  6. Social landlords are required to report on additional funding streams that are applied for that relate to retrofit activities which includes own contribution and other financial streams.

Our 'NetRet ORP3 Certification and Training Pathway' encompasses:

NetRet Services: 

Certification for PAS 2030:2023: We streamline the certification process, ensuring your projects meet PAS 2030:2023 standards from start to finish.

Quality Oversight with PAS 2030:2023 Shield: We protect you the client from contractor work quality, crucial for meeting ORP audits.

PAS Umbrella Scheme: Expanding your pool of qualified contractors while ensuring compliance.

Specialised Training: Tailored programs for vocational competence within the PAS and TrustMark frameworks with digital learner management.

Active engagement with contractors and their staff

  1. Joint e mails to contractors outlining PAS:2030/TrustMark Registration and Training support
  2. Support with training matrix and registration on courses with funding
  3. Learner management system to prove up to date situation for audit
  4. Support for their PAS:2030 and TrustMark journey

In-depth training for in-house staff and DLO’s (through local colleges).

  1. Support with training matrix and registration on courses with funding
  2. Learner management system to prove up to date situation for audit
  3. Support for their PAS:2030 and TrustMark journey

Added benefits:

  1. Online joint communications
  2. Virtual contractor seminars
  3. Engagement with the community
  4. Support with job fairs

The NetRet ORP3 Contractor Service is tailored to bolster social landlords in their mission to meet the ORP3 guidance for contractor engagement for PAS:2030, TrustMark and training.

NetRet ORP3 Contractor Service: What it provides.

  1. Elevate Your PAS:2030 and TrustMark Compliance:
    1. Build your PAS:2030 Certified and TrustMark Registered Supply Chain: Establish and grow robust ties with contractors.
    2. Seamless Connection with the Supply Chain: Let us bridge communication gaps, ensuring that everyone is aligned with PAS/TrustMark standards.
    3. Supply Chain Empowerment: Equip your supply chain with a clear training matrix and easy access to funded qualifications.
    4. Always Audit-Ready: Our Learner Management System ensures that your supply chain can swiftly gauge where they are on their Pathway.
  1. Building a Sustainable and Empowered Supply Chain:
    1. Stay Informed: Real-time online dashboard to keep you and your supply chain updated on training progress.
    2. Knowledge Sharing: Exclusive virtual contractor seminars to enlighten, engage, and empowered to meet PAS:2030.
    3. Community Engagement: Connect deeply with your communities, building a sustainable supply chain while unlocking career opportunities.
    4. Talent Scouting: Make the most of our support in organising job fairs, ensuring you have the best talents to drive your mission forward.
  1. Added Benefits:
    1. Management of 100% funding for all retrofit and ‘green’ courses via partner funding
    2. Training needs matrix:  to meet the needs of ORP3, PAS:2030 and TrustMark
    3. Ongoing support to meet individual needs for training for career development
    4. Flexible Options: for classroom, blended and online learning

Our approach isn't just about ticking boxes; it’s about enriching your operations, strengthening your relationships, and setting you on the path of unparalleled excellence and connectivity utilising best in class systems.

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