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Many of you will know about PAS 2035, the domestic retrofit specification that was published by BSI including direct from input from Elmhurst. It outlines the functions of Retrofit Assessors, Retrofit Coordinators and the need for a retrofit plan for all dwellings that are being considered for energy efficiency improvement. The PAS has now been adopted for the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) policy and Government intend making it a requirement for all future initiatives, including
Many of you will know about PAS 2035 the domestic retrofit specification that was published by BSI, including direct from input from Elmhurst. It outlines the functions of Retrofit Assessors, Retrofit Coordinators and the need for a retrofit plan for all dwellings that are being considered for energy efficiency improvement. The PAS has now been adopted for the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO policy and Government intend making it a requirement for all future initiatives, including
Elmhurst is delighted to see the release of the long awaited response to the call for evidence on Energy Certificates. The government recognizes responses from a wide variety of stakeholders and the document certainly makes interesting reading. The good news is, due to the delayed response, lots of the improvements requested have already taken place and there is now a clear action plan that we fully support and intend working with government on. Further good
The government department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy has today launched a new consultation which looks at improving the energy performance of privately rented homes in England and Wales. The main headline of this consultation is the proposal to make as many private rented homes as possible Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Band C by 2030, where practical, cost-effective and affordable. The consultation acknowledges a clear need to improve homes in the Private Rented Sector
The Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has finally released its outcome to the ‘Energy Performance Certificates for buildings’ call for evidence alongside an action plan. The call for evidence was originally released in July 2018 and sought evidence on how EPCs currently perform in terms of quality, availability and encouraging action to improve energy efficiency. The government received over 200 responses and from this has developed an action plan to ensure that
From one of our most recent news items you will know that Elmhurst was disappointed that the new Green Homes Grant voucher scheme did not use the EPC as the start point for improvement. Elmhurst, with support from PEPA, have also expressed concerns about the Simple Energy Action website that is designed to give consumers independent advice about their home. The service certainly looks good, and being fronted by Government will certainly provide readers with
The new Energy Performance of Buildings Central Register was launched on 20th September 2020 for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The team at Elmhurst has worked hard in the weeks leading up to the launch (including over the weekend) to ensure there was a seamless transition for Elmhurst members. We are happy to report that no major issues have been reported and, for many, it’s business as usual! We made sure all of our members were
A new Energy Performance of Buildings Central Register is being launched on 20th September 2020 for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Some of the changes will impact the way that Energy Assessors will work but Elmhurst has also taken the opportunity to develop some great new tools to make life easier. The changes to Energy Certificates will also affect estate agents, solicitors, building control bodies and others who receive Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) or Display
Earlier this week, The Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) unveiled its plans to invest £12.2 billion overall in affordable housing and new measures to make it easier to get a foot on the property ladder. £700 million of this programme will be invested in new homes through the 2016 t o2022 prgramme, whilst the remaining £11,5bn will be used within a new Affordable Homes Programme (AHP) which will run for a five
What Exactly Is On Construction Domestic Energy Assessor Training? OCDEA is there to give you the appropriate tools and education necessary to produce accurate energy assessments for new properties. Today, every newly built domestic dwelling in the UK requires an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) before being sold or let. Because of this, this specific training can be extremely beneficial! How Can I Receive OCDEA Training? Here at Elmhurst Energy, we offer two different ways to receive this training.