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Listed Buildings- guidance to property owners

06 November 2017

Whether or not Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are required for listed buildings is often debated, but the Private Rental Sector (PRS) Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) has put this back into focus. In the absence of clear guidance, and at the request of members, Elmhurst wishes to advise property owners of the law, and our advice on satisfying it. The Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 states: “Duties relating to Energy Performance


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RdSAP 9.93 release Delayed

31 October 2017

All domestic energy assessors will appreciate, that any change to the RdSAP methodology is complicated. As you will have come to expect, Elmhurst started early with the latest change and we were one of the first to be approved. Unfortunately not all stakeholders are in the same position and it is with regret that we have been advised that the launch of RdSAP 9.93 is to be delayed and will no longer occur this coming


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Consultation Frenzy

27 October 2017

On the 12th October, the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) made a big splash with a ‘Clean Growth Strategy’ for the UK. Since then both BEIS and their colleagues at the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have released a plethora of ‘Consultations’/'Calls for Evidence' across a number of areas, which could impact energy assessors and their customers. As with all these consultation in the past, Elmhurst will endeavour to respond


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Borrow more to boost house building, says Sajid Javid

23 October 2017

Yesterday the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that Government should borrow money to fund the building of hundreds of thousands of new homes. He said that taking advantage of the record low interest rates “can be the right thing if done sensibly.” The Government has previously admitted that UK house building is failing to keep up with demand, and have described the current market as broken. Mr Javid confirmed that


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Elmhurst member tells Government Minister how it is

20 October 2017

Elmhurst Energy was proud to read that AES Sustainability Consultants, a member client of Elmhurst for many years, features strongly in this year's Parliamentary Review on Property. The Parliamentary Review is a series of independent publications which aim to share best practice among policy makers and business leaders. Invited participants share personal insight alongside cabinet ministers, government agencies, associations and trade bodies to provide a comprehensive summary of the past year and a reliable template for


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ESOS Newsletter 2017 Issue 2

17 October 2017

The Environment Agency has just released 2017 ISSUE 2 of the ESOS Newsletter to keep registered assessors updated with information relating to the ESOS scheme. This is the first news letter of 2017 and contains details of; BEIS launch consultation on Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting ESOS Phase 2 - be prepared. The newsletter is available for members to download from Access Elmhurst or by clicking here If you have any queries or questions please


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Clean Growth Strategy Announced

12 October 2017

This morning Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) issued the long awaited ‘Clean Growth Strategy’ which establishes a mission to lead the way to a low carbon future for the UK. The Document provides a view of the future energy efficiency landscape and underlines some longer term goals for government. Elmhurst has quickly reviewed this important document and have extracted the key points which could impact  energy efficiency in people’s homes and commercial premises. Effectively the


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The Government Issues Guidance on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

11 October 2017

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has now issued guidance for complying with the 2018 minimum level of energy efficiency standard to landlords of privately rented domestic and non-domestic properties. The Energy Efficiency Regulations 2015 establishes a minimum level of energy efficiency for privately rented properties in England and Wales, and from April 2018 landlords must ensure that their properties reach an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Rating of 'E' before granting a new


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UK household power bills are lower thanks to the "Green Cr*p"

03 October 2017

Claire Perry the Energy Minister confirmed that the UKs fuel bills are reducing thanks to energy efficiency policy. At the Conservative Conference in Manchester she told the delegates: “It’s something that we don’t seem to talk about. But for household consumers energy bills have actually gone down, mostly because we are more energy efficient and use more efficient appliances.” This confirms what Elmhurst and other sensible contributors have long said; that ‘energy efficiency’ is good


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Make all homes energy efficient by 2035

27 September 2017

A new report by Frontier Economics recommends a Building Energy Infrastructure Programme to achieve major energy savings in people’s homes in the UK. The Report suggests a coherent programme of action and includes the following key recommendations: A target for all homes to be brought up to an energy performance rating of C (on the A to G scale) by 2035, with all low-income households achieving a C rating by 2030 A requirement for new


 

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