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Elmhurst Energy launches Level 5 Non-Domestic Assessor Accreditation

13 June 2017

Elmhurst Energy, the energy performance assessment specialist, has launched a Non-Domestic Energy Assessor (NDEA) Level 5 Accreditation Scheme, to ensure members have the skills and knowledge to deliver professional energy assessments. The scheme is open to energy assessors trained and qualified to complete energy calculations using Dynamic Simulation Modelling (DSM) software for complex commercial buildings, and will ensure assessors have the knowledge to produce Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for all UK commercial buildings. Considered to be the


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Elmhurst Draft Response to Consultation on the Scottish EPC Register

09 June 2017

Inside this recent consultation by Scottish Government, there is disappointing news that the statutory lodgement fees for lodging data onto the Scottish Register are proposed to rise by 126%!  The proposed fee Increase breakdown:  Certificate Type Current Charge Proposed Charge Increase % rise Dwellings £1.15 £2.60 £1.45 126% Non Dwellings £5.35 £12.10 £6.74 126% Elmhurst wishes to express its surprise and concern at this proposed increase and that we will respond appropriately on this matter


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Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme Consultation

07 June 2017

The Scottish Government have issued a consultation on the ‘Energy efficiency and condition standards in private rented housing’ The Scottish Government are currently consulting on the two aspects of private rented housing in Scotland; firstly the ‘energy efficiency’ and secondly the ‘condition’ of the homes. Elmhurst is delighted to see the consultation on the energy efficiency of private rented homes in Scotland. We are the largest accreditation scheme for Domestic Energy Assessors in Scotland, and


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Donald Trump pulls the USA out of Paris Climate Agreement

05 June 2017

In a move that was rumoured since Mr Trump took over the WhiteHouse, he has confirmed that he has pulled the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement. To be fair to Mr Trump he indicated in his election campaign that he would scrap the Climate Change Bill. He stated he was fulfilling his "solemn duty to protect America and its citizens". Interestingly under the agreement, a nation seeking to leave the pact can only


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Scottish Government issue consultation on the Scottish EPC Register

02 June 2017

Inside the consultation there is disappointing news that the statutory lodgement fees for lodging data onto the Scottish Register are proposed to rise by 126%! Scottish Government indicate: That they want the Register to be self funding and;   “Fees would only be paid by those lodging EPCs onto the database. The introduction of a lodgement fee means that only these users will contribute towards the future development and maintenance costs. It is considered that this


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Elmhurst Energy acquires the Independent Airtightness Testing Scheme (iATS)

01 June 2017

Elmhurst Energy, the energy performance assessment specialist, has announced the acquisition of the Independent AirTightness Testing Scheme (iATS). iATS is a Government approved scheme created for  companies and individual undertaking air tightness testing services on commercial and residential buildings. Members of the iATS scheme provide a professional service and deliver accurate air-testing reports to their clients. Air tightness is a significant factor in constructing energy efficient buildings and meeting Building Regulations. As the UK’s largest


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Elmhurst respond to Scotland Consultation- SEEP 2017

26 May 2017

Overview: Elmhurst welcomes the Scottish Government consultation on SEEP, this is the cornerstone for Scotland to achieve its high level climate change targets. It is due to be rolled out in 2018 and the Government want to take industry guidance on a range of subjects referring to energy demand, energy efficiency, and decarbonisation strategies: The Consultation states: “The Scottish Government has designated energy efficiency as a National Infrastructure Priority, the cornerstone of which will be


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Elmhurst respond to Scotland Consultation: “Scottish Energy Strategy: The future of energy in Scotland”

25 May 2017

The Scottish Government are consulting on the future of energy in Scotland. This, as you would expect, is a high level consultation setting a vision for 2050. The Government have stated the objectives of the Consultation as:“The draft Energy Strategy sets out the Scottish Government’s vision for the future energy system in Scotland, for the period to 2050. It articulates the priorities for an integrated system-wide approach that considers both the use and the supply


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Academics criticise competence of energy modellers

23 May 2017

In the CIBSE Journal of Building Services Engineering Research & Technology, and then subsequently covered by The Times and Telegraph newspapers in early May, it was reported that the lack of competence of energy modellers was a significant factor in the ‘energy performance gap’, the difference between a buildings theoretical and actual energy performance. During the research undertaken by the Building Services Engineering Research and Technology Department of the University of Bath, 108 "building modellers"


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The Conservative Party officially launched its new manifesto.

19 May 2017

As expected it talks about many items with a wide remit, but Elmhurst have taken the elements that refer to climate change and affect energy and energy use specifically in buildings. The following is hopefully a quick synopsis guide to the ambitions of the Conservative Party which we will also provide for the other major parties when published Elmhurst are not political, but we feel it important to understand the claims by leading political parties


 

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