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Zero emission heating systems should be introduced in Scotland's new buildings by 2024

04 March 2021

Elmhurst has now submitted its final response to the New Build Heat Standard: scoping consultation, released by Scottish Government in December of last year.  This consultation focused on Scottish Government's approach to the regulation of new buildings, meeting the commitment established in the 2019 Programme for Scottish Government to require new buildings to use renewable or low carbon heat. Although new buildings are only a small part of the problem when it comes to decarbonisating Scotland's


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Elmhurst releases draft response to Scottish New Build Heat Standard: scoping consultation

24 February 2021

Elmhurst has released its draft response to the Scottish New Build Heat Standard: scoping consultation.  This consultation focuses on Scottish Government's approach to regulation of new buildings, meeting the commitment established in the 2019 Programme for Scottish Government to require new buildings to use renewable or low carbon heat. Elmhurst's draft response to this consultation has now been released. The consultation seeks views in the following areas: By 2024 new buildings should use heating and


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Elmhurst publishes final response to Wales Part F and L Stage 2A Consultation

15 February 2021

Elmhurst Energy has published its final response to the Welsh government's Part F and L Stage 2A consultation, which outlines proposals to improve the energy efficiency and ventilation standards of work in existing buildings, changes to the assessment of overheating risk and transitional provisions from previous versions of regulations. You can read Elmhurst’s final consultation response here. Elmhurst welcomed the consultation on the remaining areas of Part F and L, and were able to quickly


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Mortgage lenders must play their part in helping the country to achieve net zero

12 February 2021

Elmhurst has issued its official response to the government's 'Improving home energy performance through lenders' consultation. Under the plans outlined by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), mortgage lenders will initially be encouraged, and ultimately required, to disclose information on the energy performance of their property portfolios in England and Wales every year, as well as the gross value of their lending for energy saving home improvements. The Government is also consulting


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Elmhurst Publishes draft response to Wales Part F and L Stage 2A Consultation

11 February 2021

On 25th November 2020 the Welsh Government published the Part F and L Stage 2A consultation with proposals to improve the energy efficiency and ventilation standards of work in existing buildings, changes to the assessment of overheating risk and transitional provisions from previous versions of regulations. The deadline for responding to the Consultation is 17th February 2021. You can read Elmhurst’s draft consultation response here. Elmhurst welcomed the consultation on the remaining areas of Part F and


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The Future Buildings Standard Consultation Released for Non-Domestic Buildings

09 February 2021

The Future Buildings Standard Consultation which covers changes to Part L (conservation of fuel and power) and Part F (Ventilation) of the Building Regulations for new non-domestic buildings was released on the 19th January 2021. Elmhurst has been busy analysing the proposed changes and we have since released our own Future Buildings Standard for Non-Domestic Buildings, CPD session to ensure that building and energy professionals are kept up to date.. This consultation predominantly focuses on


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Scottish Government releases critical Heat in Buildings Strategy Consultation

08 February 2021

Scottish Government has released its draft Heat in Buildings Strategy (Achieving Net Zero Emissions in Scotland's Buildings) which focuses on the challenge of eliminating carbon emissions from homes and non-domestic buildings. The draft Strategy, which updates both the 2018 Energy Efficient Scotland Route Map and the Heat Policy Statement, establishes how Scotland will achieve its ambition of net zero by 2045, by ensuring that homes and workplaces are warmer, greener and more efficient. Scottish Government


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Analysis of the Future Building Standards Consultation for Domestic Buildings

01 February 2021

On 19th January 2021 the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) published its long awaited response to the Future Homes Standard consultation and also launched a new consultation called the Future Building Standards. This consultation focuses on changes to Non Domestic Building regulations, Part F and L for existing buildings and the assessment of overheating risk. Elmhurst have been busy analysing the changes for our members and will be updating our successful Future


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Elmhurst grows Retrofit Coordinator support team

29 January 2021

Elmhurst continues to invest in its Retrofit Coordinator scheme, with more support team members qualified to deliver expert support in retrofit coordination.  Elmhurst’s technical support team members, Simon Flint and Patricia Bing, have both received the Level 5 Diploma in Domestic Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management after completing a training course from the Retrofit Academy. This training will allow them to now provide expert support to Retrofit Coordinators who are part of Elmhurst’s Retrofit Coordinator


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Analysis of the Future Homes Standard Consultation Outcome

28 January 2021

On 19th January 2021 the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) published its long awaited response to the Future Homes Standard consultation which closed in March 2020. Since its release Elmhurst has been busy analysing the consultation outcome, and has put together a more detailed look at the response and confirmed changes to Building Regulations. Future Homes Standard In the initial consultation it was proposed a home in 2025 would have 75-80% lower


 

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