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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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Government responds to the Consultation: ‘Review of energy assessor accreditation scheme operations’

20 December 2016

As the largest Accreditation scheme in the UK, Elmhurst Energy welcomes the response from DCLG today on this important consultation. We welcome the open approach of Government in attempting to make improvement to the current systems and processes. We agree with all the results of the responses, in fact we at Elmhurst noted that in all questions we sided with the majority of the decisions in all responses to the consultation As they say the


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Each Home Matters - report published

19 December 2016

As Elmhurst Energy predicted in a news item two weeks ago the Each Home Matters report was finally published at 6pm on Friday 16th December. Reports that are issued that late on a Friday, a week before Christmas, are not normally happy reading but this one is nothing to be frightened of. The ‘Each Home Counts’  report, originally entitled the ‘Bonfield Review’, actually makes little mention of Green Deal, or any of the infrastructure that


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Government produce RHI consultation response

16 December 2016

BEIS have published their RHI consultation response which indicates the likely changes to this important scheme for reducing carbon emissions for implementation in  spring 2017. Relating to domestic installations; The scheme will continue to support all four technologies currently supported by the scheme. The tariffs for new Air Source Heat Pumps and Ground Source Heat Pumps will be increased to 10.02 pence per kilowatthour (p/kWh) and 19.55p/kWh respectively. All new Air Source Heat Pumps and


 

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