Energy Tracers wanted!

We are looking for enthusiastic people to train to become CHEESE Energy Tracers.

Licensed Energy Tracers conduct thermal-imaging surveys of domestic buildings to identify areas of poor thermal efficiency. They also provide the householder with information on how to tackle any of the issues identified and other general ways of saving energy in their home.

As an Energy Tracer, you will learn how to operate the CHEESE thermal imaging equipment, how to interpret thermal images and the basics of building construction and energy efficiency. As well as this, you will have the opportunity to meet new and interesting people, to make a significant contribution to an exciting and important project, to gain expertise that might help in your career advancement and to earn some extra money. Since training and surveys will be done outside of normal working hours, being an Energy Tracer can be fitted around a full-time job.

To train to become an Energy Tracer, you will first need to attend our training course to learn the basics of thermal imaging and building construction, led by thermal imaging expert Brian Harper. After that, you will work with a trained Energy Tracer and shadow them as they perform house surveys to gain experience and confidence. To become fully-fledged, you will need to pass a short practical exam, but you will then be eligible for payment and be able to lead surveys, mostly during evenings and weekends, and train new aspiring Energy Tracers.

Nick Banks, a participant of the Energy Tracer training course, held over the weekend of 21st, 22nd October 2017 said:

I just wanted to say thankyou for the excellent course you delivered last weekend. I thought the whole was delivered at the right pace, with insight, gentle humour and plenty of opportunity to harvest contributions from the trainees. [...] I look forward to the follow up sessions and, in the meantime, I’d like to start proactively raising interest in a thermal survey on my street and then the wider area.

If you are excited by the idea of becoming involved with the CHEESE Project to train as an Energy Tracer, then please get in touch by emailing to introduce yourself.