Elmhurst launches new PAS 2035, Whole House Retrofit Schemes
Elmhurst has released two new Whole House Retrofit schemes following the publication of the new PAS 2035 standard, which relates to Retrofitting of Dwellings for Improved Energy Efficiency.
The Each Home Counts review was commissioned by government back in 2015 to tackle the high level of failure present in domestic retrofit, and determine a better process for the retrofit of energy efficiency and renewable energy measures. PAS 2035 has been introduced as a result of this review and is the over-arching document in the retrofit standards framework, with which holders of the Quality Mark will be required to comply when carrying out domestic retrofit work. It is expected that in time ECO, and all other government supported retrofit projects, will require compliance with PAS 2035. Moreover, all the other standards referred to in this PAS (such as PAS 2030) are part of the retrofit standards framework.
Following the release of PAS 2035, Elmhurst Energy will be administering two TrustMark-approved schemes and will also be offering Retrofit Assessor and Retrofit Coordinator training. All qualified Elmhurst Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs) will be eligible to add the new role of Retrofit Assessor and Retrofit Coordinator to their existing offering.
“Elmhurst Energy welcomes the publication of the standard and we are pleased to announce we will be running two new Retrofit Schemes,” explains Martyn Reed, Elmhurst Energy’s Managing Director. “We believe this standard pushes energy efficiency in domestic property forwards, with a 'fabric first' philosophy to energy efficiency improvement, where EPCs are to be the start of improvement plans.”