Sunday's national press have leaked what could be the boost that we have been waiting for by suggesting that landlords will be required to fund improvements to achieve Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) for domestic properties. From April 2016, The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property)(England and Wales) Regulations 2015 introduced minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) in the residential and commercial private rented sector. The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards dictate that a landlord with an EPC Rating
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Both homes have 3 bedrooms, and a gas bolier House 1 House 2 Of course both homes are massively different. House 1 has a predicted fuel bill of over £2,500 per year and House 2 is £800 per year however if the consultation on ECO: Help to Heat is to go through as proposed it is assumed that adding loft insulation in both will produce the same level
Following a request from Elmhurst Energy, The Department for Communities and Local Government has written to confirm that the Government remains steadfast in that nothing changes since the referendum and it is business as usual. The statement goes on to say that; “Until exit negotiations are concluded, the UK remains a full member of the European Union and all the rights and obligations of EU membership remain in force. During this period the Government will
The Public Accounts Committee report issued today says that failures in Green Deal and ECO schemes put public money at risk and must not be repeated. The take up of the Green Deal has long been discussed and highlighted as an issue in Industry and the Press. Elmhurst picks out a particular timely note within the report: “The Committee also finds the Government lacks the information it needs to measure progress against the objectives of
A massive referendum, a new Prime Minister, MPs resigning, being sacked, and even coming back again; the changes seem to be endless. Yesterday however Elmhurst were pleased to see some decorum of progress in that new ministers were announced for Theresa May’s new Cabinet. Those that most directly affect Elmhurst and our members are outlined below. The main change has involved the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) which has been merged with the Business Department.
Elmhurst is disappointed that the latest statistics from DECC show that: The number of households in fuel poverty has risen from 2.35 to 2.38million. Some households close to the fuel poverty threshold have seen a lower than average increase in disposable income, and therefore, been pushed into fuel poverty. Fuel prices have increased more than energy efficiency gains, leaving households with higher energy costs. The report states that: In 2014, 6.8% of fuel poor households
Elmhurst Energy has replied to the Ofgem Consultation on deemed scores. We thought it useful to our members and the wider industry to see our response to this important consultation. Ofgem and DECC are looking to implement a ‘deemed scores’ method for calculating CO2 and £ savings for ECO measures starting in April 2017. It is worth pointing out, that DECC are also consulting on the wider implications of the ECO policy and therefore clarify
Elmhurst Energy has received approval from the Scottish government to accredit the new Section 63 advisor and DEC assessor roles. In September new legislation in Scotland will require owners of non domestic buildings (over 1000m2) eligible for an EPC, to have an additional assessment carried out. This presents a fantastic opportunity for non domestic energy assessors in Scotland, to produce DEC assessments and Section 63 Action Plans (Read more) to generate additional income! Elmhurst is the first accreditation scheme
Following a request from Elmhurst Energy, Building Standards Division (BSD) has written to confirm that the Scottish Government remains "committed to tackle climate change" and that "EPCs are a useful tool for assisting with delivery on these obligations." The statement goes on to illustrate that commitment by reminding us that "from 1 September 2016, the improvement of the energy performance of existing non-domestic buildings (section 63 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009) will commence."