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Amendments to Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012, April 2015

17 March 2015

We’ve received the notice below from DCLG advising of price changes in England and Wales: Amendments to Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012, April 2015 The Department has now laid in Parliament amendments to the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations (England and Wales) 2012. These changes can be found at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/uksi/2015/609. The most important update for schemes is that the statutory fees for lodging the data from which certificates and reports may be


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DECC announce the third release of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

05 March 2015

DECC has announced the third release of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, worth up to £70 million. From midday, Monday 16 March, the third phase of the HIF scheme will open to new applications for the new release of funding. Up to £5,600 available to households in England and Wales to help with the cost of installing certain energy saving measures such as solid wall insulation, double glazing, boilers, cavity wall and floor insulation.


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Government consultation proposes the abolition of Display Energy Certificates (DECs)

25 February 2015

Earlier this month the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) published a proposal to either significantly reduce the need for DECs or abolish the need for DECs completely. There are various proposals in the consultation, “Display Energy Certificates: Current regime and how it could be streamlined and improved” Click Here. Elmhurst Energy strongly recommends that all our members respond to the consultation and may also like to pass this invitation to colleagues and like


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Consultation on Display Energy Certificates in public buildings

12 February 2015

Elmhurst Energy would like to draw your attention to a new public consultation on the Display Energy Certificate (DEC) regime for public buildings. The consultationwill run for four weeks from 11 February 2015. Read more here.  The consultation is considering ways in which the current DEC regime may be modified in ways to reduce costs to the public sector, it also looks at ways to clarify which buildings should comply with the requirement for DECs and


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Design SAP Enhancements

09 February 2015

User enhancement for Design SAP The new, further enhanced Design SAP 2012 went live on Monday 2nd February for our On Construction new build assessors. We are committed to making this the leading software in this strand and have taken much of our members’ feedback on board when investing in this product. In particular, we have introduced new facilities to: retrieve multiple EPCs in one action; export SAP files for use in Excel; create multiple


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Private Rented Sector Developments

09 February 2015

Private Rented Sector Regulations Laid in ParliamentIn England and Wales legislation has now been laid in Parliament to ensure that from April 2016, residential private landlords will not be able to unreasonably refuse consent to a tenant’s request for energy efficiency improvements where Green Deal finance or subsidies are available to pay for them. Regulations will also mean that from April 2018, private domestic and non-domestic landlords will need to ensure that their properties reach


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Domestic Energy Assessor Transaction Type Guide

09 February 2015

Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) Guidelines for Selecting a Transaction Type Our Domestic/Existing Dwellings support team has put together some useful guidelines for selecting a Transaction Type when inputting data for an EPC. A recent review of Transaction Type data by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) revealed that a higher than expected proportion of assessments have been categorised as type: ‘none of the above’ which is unlikely to be accurate. This field provides


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See us at Ecobuild 2015

09 February 2015

See us at Ecobuild  Don’t miss out on the latest opportunity to catch up with the team at Elmhurst’s stand (number N6135) at Ecobuild. This year, Ecobuild is at the London Excel between the 3rd and 5th March. Ecobuild is the sustainable design, construction and energy event for new build, refurb, commercial and domestic buildings. It will also be your first chance to see some of the new kids on the block in terms


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Changes to RHI come into effect

09 February 2015

The Department of Energy and Climate Change announced changes to its Domestic Renewable Heatings Incentive (RHI) Scheme in November and these came into effect on the 5th February.  At a glance they include: Registered Social Landlords no longer have to undertake a Green Deal Advice Report Cooker Stoves are eligible High Temp Heat Pumps are eligible Clarification of properties made up of multiple buildings See full details at the Government link below: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/changes-to-rhi-domestic-scheme-eligibility


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Important reminder to Evidence users

08 February 2015

Important reminder to Evidence users We’ve been delighted to see the fast take-up of ‘Evidence’ and your positive feedback. Some users have asked whether we can now link Evidence to the QA Hub and we have agreed that this could be a very useful feature and one we will work on in for launch this spring. In the meantime it is necessary to identify Evidence records that you require to submit for QA, which we


 

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