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UN Climate Change Conference promises new era of UK energy efficiency legislation, says Elmhurst Energy

11 September 2015

News Release: 10/09/15  Elmhurst Energy believes the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, 30th November to 11th December 2015, may mark a renewed focus on energy efficiency in the United Kingdom following the dramatic cuts to ECO, the Green Deal and the Feed in Tariff (FiT). 196 countries, including the British Government, will be represented at the Conference, which meets with an objective to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on


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Changing Market Attitudes?

08 September 2015

Elmhurst has long been an advocate for energy efficiency in buildings, even before Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) were invented, and made mandatory for house sales, rents and new build in 2007. Before this we trained the vast majority of Chartered Surveyors who in turn were able to use Elmhurst Software to produce ‘home energy reports’ as part of their mortgage valuation/surveying work.  The home energy report was useful for home owners as it allowed them


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Elmhurst Energy Responds to Announcement on Feed in Tariffs

03 September 2015

Energy assessors will be very aware that this announcement on Feed in Tariffs (FiTs) follows the disappointing news from DECC concerning the funding of Green Deal. At Elmhurst Energy, we will be working hard to support our members and the wider energy assessor industry through these changes. We will also be responding to the consultation by giving our full support to the solar industry. We will explain the negative impact of the proposals to the government


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TechNet is coming to Stirling

27 August 2015

As an energy assessor who is often out on the road and busy with assessments, it can be difficult to feel connected with other assessors and what’s happening in the wider industry. However Elmhurst’s TechNet event provides a unique opportunity to get together with your peers to discuss industry developments and innovations in energy assessment whilst expanding your network of contacts. The event was also designed to help you to keep up to date


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Green Deal Q&A

26 August 2015

The recent announcement from DECC, withdrawing further funding to the Green Deal Finance Company came as a great disappointment to all involved in the industry. Elmhurst’s response has been posted on our web site (click here) which was also included in our July Headlines email  We are aware from calls received that there is still a great deal of uncertainty among our members and we list below some of the questions we have received together


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Great News for Scottish Assessors

25 August 2015

Elmhurst has managed to reclaim the VAT back from EST for all EPCs lodged with the Scottish Register between October 2012 and June 2015. The VAT applies to the EST element of the lodgement fee only, and will be credited back to your Elmhurst account within the next few days and will reduce your next payment to us. We do not need members to take any action but if you have already reclaimed the VAT,


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New ESOS Transport Course

21 August 2015

Transport makes up a large part of a companies' energy use, and is therefore considered within the ESOS audit. Elmhurst  are delighted to offer, in conjunction with UK AEE, a new two day training course to deliver  effective Transport Energy Audits. Presented by Conor Molloy of Authentic Energy Management Services (AEMS) the course promises to address an area of ESOS that many assessors feel less comfortable auditing. The course is suitable for current Lead Assessors as


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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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