Elmhurst responds to Government's Call for Evidence on Energy Efficiency
Elmhurst Energy was pleased to have been asked by BEIS to contribute to the Call for Evidence on how best to facilitate energy efficiency in the electricity system.
We believe that Government should take comfort in the fact that the UK are leading the way with regards to understanding the energy efficiency of our building stock. We have an established methodology for the assessment of buildings (SAP/RdSAP and SBEM), a full complement of trained and competent energy assessors producing Energy Performance Certificates, and a new retrofit standards framework (PAS 2035) to ensure that improvement projects are planned, managed and overseen by trained and competent individuals.
To deliver energy efficiency in the electricity system we asked that Government;
- Provide the building owner and occupants with the knowledge, information and guidance necessary to understand how the building should perform (an asset assessment through an Energy Performance Certificate), how the behaviour of the occupants is impacting that energy efficiency (an occupancy assessment) and the actual energy consumed using measured data from smart meters.
- Ensure that retrofit improvement works are only ever attempted when they are right for the building and right for its occupants.
Members can read the Call for Evidence here, however, should you wish to respond, you will need to act quickly as the deadline closes at midnight tonight (25/09/19)
You can also read our full response to the Call for Evidence here.