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House of Lords- Reinstate Zero Carbon Homes

19 February 2016

In a report published today the House of Lords ‘Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment’ announced a strong statement to the Government to reinstate the Zero Carbon new homes standard. Amongst other items it concludes: “The Government should reverse its decision to remove the requirement for new homes to generate no net carbon emissions (known as the “zero carbon homes” policy).... The Government must set out and implement a viable trajectory towards energy efficiency and


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Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scrapped in Northern Ireland

17 February 2016

Elmhurst Energy are disappointed to hear the latest news that the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Policy has been scrapped in Northern Ireland. The policy was unexpectedly shut earlier this month, but the Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell subsequently stated that it will stay open until the 29th February 2016. According to the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment there was a £30million shortfall in the scheme, following a surge in applications. RHI was open to businesses


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Government pressured to insulate homes

16 February 2016

Whilst the Government is consulting on whether to spend public money on road, rail or flood defences, major interest groups, such as the CBI and the UK Energy Research Centre, are urging ministers to consider the improvement of our housing stock to be key infrastructure priority. Unless homes are insulated, the UK will miss targets to end fuel poverty and cut carbon emissions. The Policy Exchange, who describe themselves as "the UK’s leading think tank ...


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Only Elmhurst's Design SAP Software integrates with Home Quality Mark

12 February 2016

Elmhurst Energy are leading the way in support of the new Home Quality Mark (HQM) Scheme , by being the first to provide integration between the HQM scheme and their industry leading SAP software. This integration hopes to both simplify and speed up the time taken to produce Home Quality Mark Assessments. The HQM, which has been created by BRE as a replacement for the Code for Sustainable Homes, allows house builders to demonstrate the high quality


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Our Existing Homes are getting even worse

29 January 2016

In 2015 Elmhurst  highlighted a worrying trend that our existing homes are on average using more energy, and are therefore costing us more to heat and run. DCLG have again just released their quarterly statistics relating to lodgement of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) to the national register for England and Wales. Elmhurst have analysed the quarterly statistics for Q4 (October to December 2015) and unfortunately the same worrying trends are continuing. Overall volumes are down


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NEW Mobile App for Legionella Risk Reports

28 January 2016

We are continuously developing our software in all areas. You can now complete Legionella Risk Assessments in the field with help from our new mobile software for iOS/apple devices: Legionella GO. With Legionella GO there is no need to re-input assessment data onto your desktop computer when you return home or to the office. By using a mobile device, your data entry is done just once and on site. Don't forget that Elmhurst's Legionella Risk Assessment


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ESOS Update CPD Course Featuring Case Studies

27 January 2016

Elmhurst Energy, the energy performance assessment specialist, has announced it will be holding a one day update course on the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) for landlords, energy assessors and professionals with an interest in the future of ESOS. With the initial January 2016 deadline for the submission of ESOS reports now passed, this course will update delegates on the latest developments with ESOS and review good practice using real life case studies across Transport,


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ESOS Final Compliance Letters Sent to Organisations Yet to Act

26 January 2016

With the ESOS enforcement extended deadline fast approaching (January 29th), the Environment Agency has made one final push to ensure those who qualify for the scheme, but haven't acted, do so with urgency.  Written notification has been sent to all corporate groups who the environment agency have not heard from, which includes those who have yet to send notification of compliance or intent to comply with ESOS. The letter outlines the need to implement the scheme as


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Elmhurst Energy Releases Enhanced U-Value Calculator

25 January 2016

Accurate U-Values are critical to managing building costs and our latest developments have turned our U-Value Calculator into what we believe is now the most complete on the market.  Unlike most others, Elmhurst's U-Value Calculator will also calculate Kappa values, basement walls/floors in accordance with BS EN ISO 13370, and has a comprehensive and up to date range of materials to choose from so you can be confident the result is accurate. This is very


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Customer Service CPD Course

23 January 2016

You only have one opportunity to make a first impression! Dealing with your customers in the right way from the very first enquiry can help to ensure you are selected for the job, remembered for future work and able to use your excellent customer relationships to your advantage when growng your business pipeline. Elmhurst Energy's new Customer Service CPD course is designed to help those dealing with customers face-to-face, via telephone or via other media


 

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