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Bonfield Reports

02 February 2017

Elmhurst Energy were delighted to be invited to today's (2nd Feb) launch of the Each Home Counts report, also known as the Bonfield Review, following its publication in December 2016. We gave our views on the report at the time of publication, and therefore attendance at this event was important so that we could draw attention to the lack of coverage given to Energy Performance Certificates, energy assessors and Green Deal Assessors. It was also


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Energy Company Obligation (ECO) – Help to Heat Consultation response issued

30 January 2017

This morning (30th January)  the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published its response to the Help to Heat consultation, which is setting the agenda for the next period of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Policy, due to start on 1st April 2017. Elmhurst are very disappointed to see that that the consultation has concluded that ECO should adopt all the proposals for deemed scores and remove the need for EPCs in everything


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Elmhurst publish response to SAP and RdSAP Consultation

27 January 2017

We at Elmhurst welcome that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced a consultation on the SAP and RdSAP methodologies in December. Our members and keen followers of our website, will have noticed we are very supportive of this consultation and in our usual considered manner we have taken our time to trawl through the detail of the questions and the available information, in order to send a professional and considered response


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NEF Advisory Council Appointment

25 January 2017

Elmhurst Energy is delighted to announce that Stuart Fairlie, Head of Technical here at Elmhurst has been appointed to the Advisory Council of the National Energy Foundation (NEF). Stuart has extensive knowledge of the energy rating industry, with approximately 20 years worth of experience. He has expert knowledge of the energy rating methodologies, energy certificates and all Government Regulation and Policies connecting to energy efficiency in the built environment. NEF stated in a news release


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GDAO's and Green Deal Advisors still vital to Green Deal

23 January 2017

Boost for Green Deal (Advice Organisations & Advisors) Elmhurst was first to provide comment on the Each Home Matters report when it was published in December 2016 (take a look here). We praised the recommendation that EPCs should be at the core, but was disappointed that the report didn’t analyse the problems that beset the original Green Deal, and the report gave little mention of a future Green Deal, nor the role of Green Deal


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Elmhurst Prepare Response to SAP and RdSAP Consultation

20 January 2017

Following the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announcement of a consultation on the SAP and RdSAP methodologies back in December, we as the leading experts (Elmhurst and NHER) in this field have been busy investigating and digesting the consultation questions and associated research documentation. In an effort to keep our members informed of the impact of these changes for both the new build and existing dwellings market, we are summarising the key


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The Green Deal Finance Company acquired

16 January 2017

Elmhurst Energy is pleased to see some potential exciting news over the weekend. The Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC) has been sold to Greenstone Finance and Aurium Capital Markets. Since the Government pulled funding on the GDFC last year, the Green Deal has effectively been left in limbo. In a press release on the GDFC website:  “Greenstone Finance, which invests in organisations focused on financing in renewable energy and energy efficiency, and Aurium, a structured


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SAP and RdSAP Consultation

13 January 2017

We at Elmhurst welcome that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced a consultation on the SAP and RdSAP methodologies in December. We are very supportive of this consultation and will certainly be replying to this, in our usual considered manner. As the leading experts in this field, we at Elmhurst including our new NHER staff (experts) and members, feel it is essential that we respond to this vitally important consultation. Within


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Northern Ireland propose linking EPC rating to a "rates holiday"

03 January 2017

Elmhurst welcomes the consultation document issued by Northern Ireland Department of Finance that proposes a domestic rates holiday based upon either the property's EPC rating or an improvement on the Target Emissions Rate as required by regulations. This is something that Elmhurst Energy have been campaigning for over the past few years. The scheme will only be offered to the first occupants of new build homes in the private sector but it is proposed that eligible


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The 12 Days of Christmas

23 December 2016

As someone who has been involved in Energy Efficiency for my whole professional career, I have been extravagant and issued myself twelve wishes at Christmas. These are my personal views, but I hope they strike accord with other like minded people. My personal journey since 1997 has been one of learning, adapting and constantly moving with the times. I have lived and breathed through energy ratings and calculations for professional institutions before the chaotic period


 

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