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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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Mortgage Lending and the EPC

22 January 2016

Elmhurst Energy welcomes a new initiative to investigate the economic impact of efficient homes. The UK Green Building Council is today launching a project which aims to research the link between energy costs, affordability and mortgage borrowing. The project will involve a combination of respected industry and educational establishments. As many of our older customers will know, Elmhurst Energy started life over 20 years ago, providing a system by which ‘Home Energy Reports’ could be created


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We Hope You Like Our New Website

20 January 2016

For us it was a case of 'new year new website' as we've launched a new design and navigation for www.elmhurstenergy.co.uk. All on a new platform that should make our content easier to read from a mobile device. Check out our updated content on our training pages and training calendar to help you find the course you need. Anyone visiting the site who wishes to log into our Members' portal, Access Elmhurst, can login via the


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The Importance of EPC Accuracy

18 January 2016

There is currently discussion amongst assessors about whether it is fair to receive an audit failure ‘just’ because the inspection date on an EPC is incorrect. DEAs should be mindful that each time they lodge an EPC they are creating a legal document. It would be unacceptable for a lawyer to issue a Will or Conveyancing document which contained errors, including the wrong date, but some assessors are of the opinion that an audit failure


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House Sales flat but set for significant improvement

13 January 2016

Government data shows what many of us have been experiencing, that house sales were flat for much of 2015; but the good news is the future is much brighter. According to the latest figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) completed sales fell from 122,000 in October to 106,000 in November which is an indication that things were slow in the spring and summer periods. The good news is that the British Bankers' Association (BBA)


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Most companies now comply with ESOS legislation - do you?

06 January 2016

The Environment  Agency have reported that over half of eligible organisations have taken action to comply with the ESOS legislation, and several thousand more have confirmed the process is well advanced and a lead assessor has been appointed. For the minority of companies that have done nothing then time really is running out and the Environment Agency are adamant that enforcement action will be taken  •             If you represent an eligible company, which in essence


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DECC Statistical Release: Quarterly and Monthly Energy Statistics

22 December 2015

Quarterly Energy Statistics The latest provisional quarterly energy statistics for Q3 2015 produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change were released on 22 December 2015 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority. Read the release in full Monthly Energy Statistics The latest provisional monthly energy statistics for October 2015 produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change were released on 22 December 2015 according to the arrangements


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DECC announces review of the Feed-in Tariff Scheme

17 December 2015

The long awaited review of the FIT scheme has been published this morning by DECC. The industry has been waiting for this to be clarified, ever since the review started in August 2015. The announcement comes days after signing the Paris Climate Deal (COP21) with binding agreements  to lower the UKs carbon emissions. The headlines are that Domestic Solar installations up to 10kW in size will now receive a feed-in tariff rate of 4.39p/kWH.


 

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