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Green Deal the Debate Continues

20 August 2015

Elmhurst's Martyn Reed and Linn Rafferty from GDAA (a Green Deal Advice Organisation approved by Elmhurst) have recently given their views on where we go now with Green Deal, in Liz Warren's blog. The blog attempts to answer questions such as : Is this the end for Green Deal Assessments? What aspects of Green Deal should be retained by the government, when developing future policies? What are the Green Deal Advisors out there going


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Introducing the New Access Elmhurst

18 August 2015

Elmhurst Energy has changed the look and feel of its "Access Elmhurst" member’s area as part of an ongoing investment to improve our members experience. Users have been greeted by a new and simple visual design that has been adopted throughout the entire member’s area.  However this change has not alter the underlying data and structure within Access Elmhurst, and members will still find all the information that was previously available. As well as the


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Who does what in the Department for Energy and Climate Change?

14 August 2015

Much of the drive for energy assessment comes from Government Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC).  DECC employees over 1600 staff within its London and Aberdeen offices; with the aim to ensure ".. the UK has secure, clean, affordable energy supplies and promote international action to mitigate climate change". Many people will already recognise the name Amber Rudd, who is the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, and has recently featured heavily


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Extended credit terms with Direct Debit

14 August 2015

Direct debit is the easiest way to pay your bills whilst eliminating any hassle, unnecessary administration or risk of missing a payment and by signing up you will benefit from an additional 15 days grace on bill payments as the money is debited 15 days after our standard 30 day terms. Please click here for instructions and our printable application form and return it by post to:   Freepost RSRR-GSHY-JTJY Elmhurst Energy Systems Ltd, Unit 16,


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Elmhurst submission to the ECC enquiry on priorities for holding Government to account

12 August 2015

The Energy and Climate Change Committee is looking to gather views on which areas of DECCs policies will require particular scrutiny over the years to come. Responses will help inform the Committees future work programme and its priorities for holding Government to account. Elmhurst responded to the two questions posed: Which DECC policy areas do you think require particular scrutiny over the next five years? All Energy Efficiency Policies: ECO3 – ensure that


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Solar PV CPD Training Course

11 August 2015

With the swift reduction in the cost of solar PV systems during recent years they are now more affordable than ever, and despite ongoing reductions in the government’s feed in tariff (FIT) payments, PV continues to be a worthwhile investment with guaranteed returns. Continual advances in technology mean that panels are becoming increasingly efficient, and devices such as micro inverters and power optimisers mean it is possible to maintain a substantial output, even in


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Issue 4 of ESOS Newsletter Available Now

10 August 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 4) from The Environment Agency, providing the latest news, trends and information regarding the ESOS scheme. The newsletter includes; DECC survey reveals business compliance with ESOS Business Energy Challenge  and includes links to:- ESOS Guidance (Version 3) ESOS Website ESOS


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SAP v RdSAP

10 August 2015

With the construction of housing on the increase in the UK, DEAs may wish to consider undertaking the On Construction qualification (OCDEA), which enables an EPC to be produced on a new dwelling.  To view the content of the OCDEA courses, please visit the training portal which can be accessed here. DEAs are reminded that RdSAP is for existing dwellings only.  Any dwelling created after lst May 2007 (Scotland), 1st April 2008 (in


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Scrapping of Zero Carbon Homes and Allowable Solutions

05 August 2015

On 10th July 2015 the government announced it will not be introducing Zero Carbon Homes in 2016 and Zero Carbon Non-Domestic buildings in 2019. In a series of measures announced by the government called ‘Fixing the Foundations: Creating a more prosperous nation’, it stated; “The Government will repeat its successful target from the previous Parliament to reduce net regulation on house builders. The government does not intend to proceed with the zero carbon Allowable


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DCLG Stats Show That Regulatory Drivers Stimulate Continuous Improvement

05 August 2015

Elmhurst Energy was interested to read that the number of new build EPCs in England and Wales issued in Q2 of 2015 was up 28% on the previous year, reflecting a more buoyant housing market. We are also pleased to see that the average CO2 emissions (tonnes p/a) in the same period reduced from 1.61 to 1.5 tonnes p/a, an improvement of 7%.  This is a direct response by builders and developers to


 

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