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Important Reminder About Roof Rooms

24 July 2015

Where a room-in-a-roof has been created or upgraded after the original build date of the building part beneath, assessors must follow RdSAP Convention 3.13 which states that documentary evidence is required to enter a date band later than the original build date. Elmhurst’s QA team has reported an increase in the number of audit failures because this Convention has not been followed.  If a bungalow is converted to a multi-floor dwelling or a


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ESOS to Remain a 'Fixed Point' in the Business Energy Tax Landscape

23 July 2015

Two weeks ago George Osborne released the annual budget, which announced a review of the business energy tax landscape, to consider approaches to simplify and improve the effectiveness of the regime. This announcement caused a bit of a stir within the industry, as it implied that changes could be made to the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). The Conservative government is obviously committed to reducing the burden of legislation on business however the Department


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Environment Agency Releases Latest ESOS Newsletter

20 July 2015

Members of Elmhurst’s ESOS Lead Assessor Register receive regular updates from us on what’s happening in the ESOS market. Today we are sharing the latest ESOS Newsletter (ISSUE 3) from The Environment Agency, providing the latest news, trends and information regarding the ESOS scheme. The newsletter includes; Updates to the ESOS Notification System Latest version of the ESOS Compliance Guidance ESOS Liaison Group  and includes links to:-


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Scotland's Low Carbon Skills Fund Reopens

17 July 2015

Skills Development Scotland has recently made a big announcement regarding the reopening of its Low Carbon Skills Fund (LCSF). The aim of the LCSF is to enable employers to access sector specific training to help adopt processes involved with carbon reduction and energy efficiency. But why is this good news for small to medium sized Scottish businesses?  The reopening of the LCSF spells large cost savings for Scottish businesses with a relatively small to medium


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Health and Safety CPD for Energy Assessors

08 July 2015

Elmhurst Energy has launched a new specialist CPD course for energy assessors, providing a comprehensive overview of Health and Safety legislation specific to energy assessors. The knowledge gained from this course will enable you to work in a safe manner whilst carrying out energy assessments/audits, and aims to ensure you fulfil your legal requirements. This one day course is suitable for DEAs, NDEAs, OCDEAs, ESOS assessors and anyone with an interest in health and safety. Moreover the event also


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Government Announces Boost For Small Housebuilders

07 July 2015

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis has announced the Housing Growth Partnership as an initiative to increase housing supply. A fund of £100 million has been allocated to provide money to support construction businesses, helping to get workers on to sites. A network of builders, particularly experienced developers, will be established to act as mentors and advisers to those hoping to expand and grow their businesses. The latest figures available show that new housing starts have


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RdSAP Conventions CPD

16 June 2015

RdSAP Conventions CPD 39 New conventions for RdSAP come into effect in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland from Tuesday 30th June 2015, and must be applied by ALL domestic energy assessors working in these regions. Elmhurst Energy has put together a series of brand new CPD events covering the forthcoming RdSAP Conventions and explaining the changes you can expect in detail and with worked examples. Our RdSAP Conventions CPD is just part of a


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Elmhurst Energy launching a brand new product at this year's IDEA conference

16 June 2015

RdSAP Conventions CPD 39 New conventions for RdSAP come into effect in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland from Tuesday 30th June 2015, and must be applied by ALL domestic energy assessors working in these regions. Elmhurst Energy has put together a series of brand new CPD events covering the forthcoming RdSAP Conventions and explaining the changes you can expect in detail and with worked examples. Our RdSAP Conventions CPD is just part of a


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Streamline updated to 9.92

05 June 2015

Streamline updated to 9.92 Elmhurst Energy has upgraded its highly regarded software used by social and private landlords from RdSAP 9.91 to RdSAP 9.92, The software, called Streamline EPC, now provides a fully compliant mechanism for lodging EPCs to the register and reporting on the energy efficiency of Landlords' housing stock. At their meeting on May 2014 the Technical Steering Group (TSG) at the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) confirmed that from 7th


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RdSAP Conventions Update

05 June 2015

RdSAP Conventions Update Elmhurst's members will have received a communication from us detailing the forthcoming changes to the RdSAP Conventions agreed by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), the Department of Finance & Personnel (NI) and the Scottish Government. The changes come into effect from Tuesday 30th June 2015,  affecting all Domestic Energy Assessors across all UK regions. Elmhurst Energy is working with its members to provide additional technical support through the usual channels and


 

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