Government’s call for evidence on EPCs: 150 members attend Elmhurst Energy conference

Over 150 members of Elmhurst Energy attended our 25th Anniversary Conference in Leicester, as the industry responds to the Government’s call for evidence on Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs).

Members listened to and engaged with experts from Elmhurst Energy and the wider industry, to explain the context of the Call For Evidence and draw attention to the challenges that exist with climate change and fuel poverty - and the opportunities that energy certificates present. Members were encouraged to give their opinions, which have been considered and, where possible, included in Elmhurst's formal response.

“Government acknowledges that EPCs are already ‘a key tool in promoting energy performance improvements in buildings’. Now they are looking to use EPCs to deliver on the aims of the Clean Growth Strategy by identifying new trigger points for when an EPC will be required,” explains Martyn Reed, Managing Director for Elmhurst Energy. “The comprehensive response from Elmhurst Energy is the latest in a number of consultations released by Government and is a fantastic opportunity for our industry, confirming the positive role that energy assessors fulfil in improving the energy efficiency of the buildings in which we live and work."

The Conference was also an opportunity for members to join a celebration of 25 years of Elmhurst Energy, which now has over 7,000 members across the UK. A Conference will also be held in Livingston, in late November 2018, to engage with members and Government in Scotland.

Article Published: 19th October 2018

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