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ESOS Newsletter 2017 Issue 2

17 October 2017

The Environment Agency has just released 2017 ISSUE 2 of the ESOS Newsletter to keep registered assessors updated with information relating to the ESOS scheme. This is the first news letter of 2017 and contains details of; BEIS launch consultation on Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting ESOS Phase 2 - be prepared. The newsletter is available for members to download from Access Elmhurst or by clicking here If you have any queries or questions please


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Clean Growth Strategy Announced

12 October 2017

This morning Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) issued the long awaited ‘Clean Growth Strategy’ which establishes a mission to lead the way to a low carbon future for the UK. The Document provides a view of the future energy efficiency landscape and underlines some longer term goals for government. Elmhurst has quickly reviewed this important document and have extracted the key points which could impact  energy efficiency in people’s homes and commercial premises. Effectively the


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The Government Issues Guidance on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

11 October 2017

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has now issued guidance for complying with the 2018 minimum level of energy efficiency standard to landlords of privately rented domestic and non-domestic properties. The Energy Efficiency Regulations 2015 establishes a minimum level of energy efficiency for privately rented properties in England and Wales, and from April 2018 landlords must ensure that their properties reach an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Rating of 'E' before granting a new


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UK household power bills are lower thanks to the "Green Cr*p"

03 October 2017

Claire Perry the Energy Minister confirmed that the UKs fuel bills are reducing thanks to energy efficiency policy. At the Conservative Conference in Manchester she told the delegates: “It’s something that we don’t seem to talk about. But for household consumers energy bills have actually gone down, mostly because we are more energy efficient and use more efficient appliances.” This confirms what Elmhurst and other sensible contributors have long said; that ‘energy efficiency’ is good


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Make all homes energy efficient by 2035

27 September 2017

A new report by Frontier Economics recommends a Building Energy Infrastructure Programme to achieve major energy savings in people’s homes in the UK. The Report suggests a coherent programme of action and includes the following key recommendations: A target for all homes to be brought up to an energy performance rating of C (on the A to G scale) by 2035, with all low-income households achieving a C rating by 2030 A requirement for new


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Pressure mounting on Government to deliver Climate promises

27 September 2017

Following two major reports in the last 48 hours, each calling for action by the Government, in terms of energy efficiency in the domestic and non-domestic buildings sector; a further news article today suggest that ministers should tighten the UKs official climate change target – or face the courts. Prof Sir David King is supporting a legal case forcing ministers to shrink carbon emissions to zero by 2050. In an interview with the BBC “He


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Link Business Rates to Energy Performance Certificates

26 September 2017

A new report by the influential ‘Policy Exchange’ today calls on the Government to link business rates to the EPC in order to incentivise landlords to invest more in energy efficiency. The report suggests that the Government should establish a new Energy Efficiency Delivery Unit that will encourage investment in business energy efficiency to help improve business productivity as well as reduce carbon emissions. The report mirrors a small scale trial undertaken in Northern Ireland


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Elmhurst Energy Assessor is awarded Scottish 'SuperHome' Status

18 September 2017

Elmhurst Energy is pleased to announce that Shirley Paterson, one of its Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs) has seen her Scottish home awarded ‘SuperHome’ status by the SuperHome network. The network started life in 2007 and was initiated by the Sustainable Energy Academy. To qualify as a SuperHome, a property must be assessed by the scheme as having achieved a minimum of 60% carbon savings. Shirley is passionate about the environment and energy conservation and discovered


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Energy Efficiency measures can save the UK £7.5bn – but households need help

08 September 2017

Good news for UK families who need help saving money on their fuel bills as a new report shows that investment in household energy efficient measures saves families and the UK economy enormous sums of money. The report by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) finds that more efficient use of energy would save the UK £7.5bn, which is the equivalent of 6 nuclear power stations the size of Hinkley Point C. They also highlight


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Update on Each Home Counts

04 September 2017

Late last year, Elmhurst announced the publication of the ‘Each Home Counts’ (EHC) Report; Elmhurst have been heavily involved in the Industry response to ensure the recommendations from the report happen. An Implementation Board was set up immediately to work on developing action plans and timelines against the recommendations. Each Home Counts has a total of 27 recommendations and sets out a new quality and standards framework for all those operating in the sector. This


 

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