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DECC: Green Deal Home Improvement Fund close applications

25 July 2014

Due to overwhelming popular demand, the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund is closed for applications with immediate effect. A surge in applications over the last two days means the allocated budget has now been reached. All applications received prior to the fund closing that satisfy the terms and conditions and meet the eligibility criteria will be honoured at the original rates. The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund was set up to help households in England


ECO Government response to consultation

22 July 2014

ECO Government response to the 5th March consultation has been released today. Please follow the links below for the relevant documents: . The Future of the Energy  Company Obligation -Government response to the 5 March 2014 consultation - This document sets out the Government’s position on the proposals contained within ‘The Future of the Energy Company Obligation’ (ECO) consultation which was launched on 5 March 2014 and closed on 16 April 2014.   Energy Companies Obligation (ECO): Guidance for Suppliers - The Energy Companies


Green Deal Home Improvement Fund Update

20 July 2014

An impressive public and industry response to the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund has seen more than £43million worth of vouchers issued in the first six weeks, and well over £50m applied for. 12,200 applications have been received and 7,925 households in England and Wales have received vouchers under the scheme, which offers people money back for making energy saving improvements to their home. We expect to have reached £50m in vouchers issued within the


Accurate ECO calculations at our cheapest price - £1 ECO Submissions

04 July 2014

Elmhurst Energy has reduced pricing for ECO software down to just £1 + VAT per submission from 1st July 2014. The price applies to our existing ECO customers and new sign-ups to the software. If you are an existing ECO software user, the new reduced charges will automatically apply to your submissions from 1st July. If you are new to ECO and want to find out more about signing up with Elmhurst, contact us at


DECC: Government responds to the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

01 July 2014

DECC has published the governments response to the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) consultation. Regulations have been laid in Parliament to give legal effect to the scheme, and published guidance for potential scheme participants. A copy of the Government Response and DECC Guidance can be found at: The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme Regulations 2014 have been published on The Environment Agency, who have been appointed the scheme administrator for ESOS have


Stephen O’Hara praises the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

08 June 2014

Managing Director of Elmhurst Energy and Chairman of the Property and Energy Professional’s Association, Stephen O’Hara has praised the government’s attempt to increase awareness of the latest phase of the Green Deal initiative.  O’Hara comments: “For energy efficiency initiatives of this nature to be successful, we need high levels of awareness and understanding amongst the very people those initiatives serve. I welcome the news that the Department of Energy and Climate Change is preparing a


Property Photography for DEAs

08 May 2014

Looking to add NEW value services to each property visit, perhaps for estate agents to complement the provision of your EPCs? Elmhurst has launched a new Photography training course to support domestic energy assessors in extending their business to provide professional property photography and virtual tours. This one day intense training course will show you how to take high quality property photos which can be used by estate agents for marketing and letting properties. The new


New Guidance Documents from DCLG

07 May 2014

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has recently released three new documents which provide additional guidance for both Domestic and Non Domestic Energy Assessors.  Improving the energy efficiency of our buildings – A guide for the marketing sale and let of dwellings  The essential and fundamental guide to EPCs How EPCs are calculated Complaints processes Accessing register data under the EP of Buildings regulations 2012 Where EPC


Greenbuild Expo

06 May 2014

See us at Greenbuild Expo on the 7th and 8th May 2014, Manchester Central Stand C24 Visit Elmhurst Energy at Greenbuild Expo, the UK's newest sustainable building and refurbishment event. For more information on our training, accreditation and software, or to book an appointment at our stand, email We provide professional support to the energy efficiency and sustainability industry including skills accreditation, training and CPD, advanced software and members’ helpdesk support. Sieze the Green Opportunity


Government offer up to £7600 cash back to households carrying out energy efficiency improvements

01 May 2014

Households carrying out energy efficiency improvements on their home can now get more money back to offset the cost of having the work done. From June, people in England and Wales will be able to get up to £7600 back through a new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund so they can take control of their bills and have warmer, greener homes. To read the full release please click here: Book on to our Green Deal


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