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Major report shows that rent arrear significantly lower for higher EPC rated homes

14 September 2016

In a major report announced today, Sustainable Homes ‘Touching the Voids - The impact of energy efficiency on social landlord income and business plans.’  Shows overwhelming evidence that the better rated the home, the less it costs landlords. The study used over 1/2 million social rented properties in the UK, and came back with some clear correlations: As homes become more energy efficient they are void for a shorter length of time - on average,


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Energy Efficient Homes will Boost the Scottish Economy

13 September 2016

Leading economists from University of Strathclyde and the London School of Economics and the Existing Homes Alliance have highlighted that more Government investment in energy efficiency programmes could help climate change as well and creating up to 9,000 jobs. It backs up what Elmhurst has been advocated for years, that this type of investment is ‘win win’ and it would boost economic activity as well as improve the efficiency of Scotland Homes, directly affecting real


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UK is urged to ratify the Paris Climate change deal

07 September 2016

Pressure is growing on the Government to ratify the Paris climate change deal (COP21) immediately. In a week where the USA and China signed up together, the opposition parties say that the UK will lose its long term leadership on climate if they dither. An opposition day event to ask about the Paris Agreement has been called today in parliament. Labour's shadow climate change minister Barry Gardiner says he has offered an "olive branch" to


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'Celebrity' Energy Assessor visits Elmhurst Energy

02 September 2016

Elmhurst recently had one of their 'celebrity' energy assessors, visit the Lutterworth site for a DEC Masterclass CPD event with our trainer Andrew Burt. Sid Siddiqui features on the hit TV show Googlebox, and has been part of Elmhurst’s accreditation scheme for three years. Sid gave us a few comments about the training he has received from Elmhurst : “I have visited the Lutterworth site five times, I have been trained by Andrew three times


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MEES for the private sector?

01 September 2016

First we had Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) in the private rented sector and  now sellers may be required to meet minimum energy efficiency standards. Bright Blue, a Conservative think tank, is proposing that  Government regulate the energy performance of privately owned homes. They are suggesting 1.  that a minimum EPC rating could be mandated in order for the sale of the home to be permitted 2.  and the Building Regulations could be amended to


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Elmhurst links Evidence Online to QA Hub

31 August 2016

Elmhurst Energy has now streamlined its QA process for Domestic Energy Assessors by seamlessly integrating the QA Hub with our FREE Evidence Online storage facility. Evidence submissions are now as easy as '1..2..3...tick'    With just a tick of a box you can mark when your evidence is 'QA ready', allowing it to be automatically uploaded to the QA Hub if called for audit and removing the need for you to manually submit your evidence.


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Elmhurst Energy- Helping members to market their services

26 August 2016

We realise that occasionally members may require some additional help when it comes to securing new business. With access to Elmhurst's guides and fact sheets, members will find it much easier to inform potential customers about their energy assessment work and the benefits it can offer. Elmhurst will continue to produce marketing material to proactively help our members grow their business. You can access the guides and fact sheets by clicking the button below. Our


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An exciting opportunity to work with the leaders in energy efficiency

25 August 2016

In last month's Elmhurst Energy Newsletter (click here to read) we described how Elmhurst Energy had partnered with the National Energy Foundation (NEF) and Absolute Air and Gas to form a new start up business to develop and commercialise test solutions for the built environment. This new company is called Build Test Solutions Ltd (BTS). BTS aims to identify, develop and commercialise game changing building performance verification and monitoring solutions. The first product offering is


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Housebuilder reporting robust demand for new houses post referendum

23 August 2016

The construction industry is beginning to report on business performance post the EU Referendum and with the number of new build E&W EPCs in July 2016 up 2.4% there may  be room for optimism. Housebuilder Persimmon has also reported a 29% jump in first-half profits and been quoted that "since the referendum customer interest has been robust" and that "private sale reservations since 1st July were 17% higher than at the same time last year".


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Important update to RdSAP Conventions

22 August 2016

The latest update to RdSAP Conventions has now been issued by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), the Department of Finance & Personnel Northern Ireland (DFPNI) and the Scottish Government. The update includes both new Conventions and updates to several existing Conventions and it is a mandatory requirement that all Domestic Energy Assessors familiarise themselves with these important changes. These updates will apply from 1st October 2016. In order to help our members


 

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