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“Don’t manage climate change like you managed Brexit” says Agency head

17 April 2019

Elmhurst Energy welcomes the speech from Sir James Bevan of the Environment Agency to the Whitehall and Industry Group and agrees that describing climate change as an “emergency situation” is not overstating the problem, and his parallels with Brexit are just about right. Sir James suggests that to resolve the issue we need to: “look for the opportunities as well as the risks” Brexit carries both: we are all seeking to manage down the risks


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Government asks how we can help 5.7 million businesses reduce energy consumption

15 April 2019

The government’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are seeking a call for evidence on an ‘energy efficiency scheme for small & medium sized businesses’. It is Elmhurst's opinion that some of the proposals are overly complex and destined to fail. Instead Elmhurst has asked government to improve on what we already have. This ‘call for evidence’ reminds readers that the Clean Growth Strategy requires businesses to improve their energy efficiency by 20%


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Elmhurst Energy launches Design SAP 10 Beta energy assessment software

11 April 2019

Following the release of the SAP 10 methodology, Elmhurst Energy has released Design SAP 10 Beta in anticipation for the updates to the Building Regulations in 2020. The release of SAP 10 methodology and expected update to Building Regulations will impact the assessment and compliance process for new build properties. Those with access to Design SAP 10 Beta will be able to advise on the new requirements and inputs of the SAP 10 methodology for


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MEES in Scotland on the Horizon?

09 April 2019

With the release of Scottish Government's most recent consultation we may now have a clearer picture of what Minimum energy efficiency standards in Scotland could look like and when we can expect the standards to be introduced. The Energy Efficient Scotland consultation highlights the government's intention to bring forward the timeframes for delivering energy efficiency standards within all properties in Scotland, with the consultation itself seeking evidence to support these changes. One such area that


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Elmhurst Energy launches new Manifesto for Change 2019

03 April 2019

Leading energy performance measurement specialists Elmhurst Energy has launched its new ‘Manifesto for Change’. For the last six years Elmhurst Energy has developed a manifesto, which the company believes underlines the highest priority actions for government and industry to reduce fuel poverty, energy consumption and our impact on climate change. The manifesto provides focus for the year ahead on which the company seeks to exert influence at every opportunity. “Now more than ever we need


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Energy Efficient Scotland- New consultations released

03 April 2019

The Scottish Government have announced two new consultations around ‘Energy Efficient Scotland’ and ‘The future of low carbon heat’. Energy Efficient Scotland: Consultation: seeks to gather evidence which might support a change to the proposed time frame to deliver standards for all properties across Scotland. It builds on earlier consultations on energy efficiency and fuel poverty which Elmhurst fully contributed to. The future of low carbon heat for off gas buildings: a call for evidence:


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Changes to MEES Regulations- Landlords self funding

27 March 2019

Changes to MEES regulations on the 1st April 2019, will mean that domestic landlords may need to fund the installation of energy efficiency improvements to ensure their properties meet the minimum requirements. Where domestic landlords are unable to secure third party funding, they will need to dig into their own pockets in order to cover the cost of improving their property to EPC band E. This requirement is subject to a spending cap of £3,500


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Making the best use of EPCs

22 March 2019

Everest, the home improvement company, have recently undertaken some interesting analysis of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) issued in England and Wales, which has been possible since the data was made publicly available in 2016. Their analysis of data from across the country reveals the best and worst rated areas for energy efficiency: The average EPC rating for a dwelling in England and Wales is D.  Despite being the one of the most expensive place to


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Tickets for Southern Roadshow now on sale!

20 March 2019

That's right, this May Elmhurst are back in the south of England with our popular CPD roadshow. From 13th - 17th May you can attend a variety of high quality training courses across the domestic, commercial and on construction energy assessment disciplines and fulfil your CPD requirement for the year.  We are always trying to make our training courses as accessible as possible to all our members and those who choose to train with us,


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Government want your ideas to help SMEs save energy.

14 March 2019

As part of the Spring Statement, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has launched a call for evidence entitled the ‘Energy Efficiency Scheme for Small and Medium Sized Businesses’.  This call for evidence proposes three options for possible delivery of the scheme and asks for views on: energy efficiency action, a business energy efficiency obligation and expanding access to finance options to SMEs. It also invites views on any additional delivery models that


 

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