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New Scheme Operating Requirement (SORs) a watershed moment.

27 March 2018

Elmhurst is delighted to announce that a new version of the Scheme Operating Requirements (SORs) has been signed off by Government yesterday (26th March). The SORs is the document which sets out the rules by which Accreditation Schemes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland must operate when accrediting energy assessors for the production of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and Display Energy Certificates (DECs). In turn, each Accreditation Scheme will advise its members what they need


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Government seek advice on possible phasing out "high carbon" fossil fuel heating

20 March 2018

The Government's Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has, yesterday, issued a call for evidence to consider the implications of phasing out installation of high carbon fossil fuel heating, such as that powered by oil and coal, in all new and existing "off grid" buildings. The document confirms that "heating our homes and businesses causes almost a third of UK emissions and reducing them was a key focus of our Clean Growth Strategy".


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Consultation response- Landlords should fund energy efficiency improvements

13 March 2018

Elmhurst today responded to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) consultation seeking views on amendments to the domestic Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) Regulations within the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property)(England and Wales) Regulations 2015. BEIS stated in the Consultation that “This proposal is designed to future-proof the regulations and make them as effective as possible, while protecting landlords against excessive cost burdens. With a cost-cap, domestic landlords would only need to


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Cold homes kill more people than road accidents, alcohol or drugs

12 March 2018

Energy Performance Certificates were featured widely at a cross party meeting of back bench MPs held last Thursday (9th March). The debate covered 'Energy Efficiency and the Clean Growth Strategy' with EPCs seen as part of the solution to climate change and fuel poverty. Elmhurst has sifted through the debate and has presented below the most salient points that were presented by MPs including a point made by MP Steve McCabe which reinforced the importance


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Here's our new look. We hope you like it...

06 March 2018

As you’ve probably noticed, we’ve updated our website. As part of our continual investment in our scheme, and to celebrate our 25th anniversary, we wanted to give members a better user experience when navigating the front page and accessing the online portal.  Members can now scroll easily through each section and get a quick snapshot of all Elmhurst have to offer. By providing a cleaner look we hope members will continue to get the best


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Government consultation is a missed opportunity

06 March 2018

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) recently announced a consultation seeking views on amendments to the domestic Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) Regulations within the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property)(England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (from now on referred to as the “minimum standard regulations”). BEIS stated that: “This proposal is designed to future-proof the regulations and make them as effective as possible, while protecting landlords against excessive cost burdens. With a cost-cap,


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Public Investment in warm homes in England cut by 58% since 2012.

05 March 2018

As the snow and freezing temperatures hit the UK last week,  a rather damming report on England’s attempt at making people homes warmer has been published. e3g an energy think tank highlights that not only is England Government spending 58% less on making homes warmer, but that it has the second worst record on cold weather related deaths out of 30 European Countries. Last year saw an average of 32,000 excess winter deaths in the


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Elmhurst Energy launches Approved Certifier of Design scheme

23 February 2018

Elmhurst Energy has launched its Approved Certifier of Design (Section 6-Domestic) accreditation scheme, which is fully approved by the Building Standards Division of the Scottish Government.  With the launch of this new scheme members can now lodge new-build Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and also create Certificates of Design under one scheme. The Elmhurst scheme is also open to existing Certifiers  wishing to simplify things by  working  with just one approved body.  “We are delighted to launch


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There's a New leader in Non-Domestic

19 February 2018

Elmhurst Energy, is pleased to announce its latest appointment in the organisation, with Josh Wakeling now appointed as the permanent team leader for the Non-Domestic support team.  Prior to joining Elmhurst Energy, Josh started working life as a Chef after leaving school, and still maintains an interest in cooking to this day (that and piloting helicopters). He then went on to work at a leading energy efficiency company, producing Domestic EPCs and providing techical support


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Minimum Energy Standards for Scotland to be announced in May

15 February 2018

Members of Elmhurst will be well aware of the Private Rental Sector, Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) will come into force in April 2018 in England and the guidance we have issued on its application. The position in Scotland is likely to move in a similar direction, but on a different timeline. In Scotland any potential change in legislation is being considered in the "Energy efficiency and condition standards in private rented housing: A Scotland’s


 

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