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SAP 10 Analysis of Changes

31 July 2018

On 24th July 2018 the Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in conjunction with the technical authors the Building Research Establishment (BRE) published the next version of SAP, which will be known as SAP 10. Many of the changes were to be expected based on the consultation responses published by BEIS in November last year. There are a number of changes that will affect assessments in the future; however it is difficult to


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Scotland housing market stagnates but future bright for members

30 July 2018

A report from the Bank Of Scotland, featured by the BBC, showed that the housing market in Scotland continues to flounder with just 15,300 homes being sold between January and June 2018, down by 6% from 16,200 in 2017.  This is in line with the total number of EPCs in the same period reducing from 117,311 to 108,082, a reduction of 8.5% Bank of Scotland mortgage director Graham Blair said: "Despite an uplift in the


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It's arrived - Your chance to tell government how to make better use of EPCs

27 July 2018

Since the PEPA conference in March, at which government representatives spoke of an upcoming Call For Evidence, Elmhurst has been eagerly awaiting its publication. Yesterday, in the last week before the summer recess, the document finally arrived. As requested in Elmhurst's 2018 Manifesto for Change the call for evidence is  looking for opportunities to make better use of Energy Pefromance Certificates (EPCs) after we leave the European Union in March 2019. Government acknowledge that EPCs


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Setting out the long term vision for energy efficient homes and businesses in Scotland

27 July 2018

Elmhurst has today (27th July) responded to the Scottish Government’s ‘Energy Efficient Scotland Consultation: Making our homes and buildings warmer, greener and more efficient.’ In the foreword Kevin Stewart (Minister for Housing and Local Government and Paul Wheelhouse (Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy) make a joint statement indicating a high level ambition: “This government wants all our homes and buildings to be warmer, greener and more efficient and for people to reap the economic


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Elmhurst Energy launches Quality Promise

26 July 2018

Elmhurst Energy has launched a ‘Quality Promise’, helping householders, property managers and landlords choose their accredited Elmhurst assessor with added peace of mind. As the UK’s largest government approved energy assessment scheme, Elmhurst has launched the Quality Promise to demonstrate our support for our accredited members, who are fully trained and qualified to deliver a quality energy assessment service. “Rest assured that all Elmhurst Energy members have received extensive training, hold the necessary qualifications and


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Smart Auditing Launched

25 July 2018

At Elmhurst we have been working hard to re-launch the auditing process to ensure that the focus remains firmly on Quality and helping our members to be the best in the Industry. The new Scheme Operating Requirements (SORs) became live in April this year and with it came the ability to adopt new auditing practices within the existing dwellings strand. Elmhurst are delighted to be the first energy assessment scheme to introduce smart auditing, all


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BEIS publishes the next version of SAP

25 July 2018

You may remember in 2017 the department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) issued a consultation on proposed changes to the SAP methodology which would then be implemented in the next SAP version. Yesterday afternoon (24th July 2018) BEIS published the next version of SAP, known to industry as ‘SAP 10’. A copy of SAP 10 can be downloaded from here. Whilst SAP 10 has now been published, SAP 2012 will continue to be used


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Our marketing assistant goes back to school - on our 5 day DEA course

23 July 2018

After a year of working for Elmhurst, we thought it high time to send our Marketing Assistant on our 5 day DEA course to learn a bit more about the business. Here’s how she got on...  First of all, how did you find it? Well not that I’m biased…! It was weird, actually, going upstairs to training when I’m so used to walking straight into the office, but it was good to experience one of


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From April 2019 all large UK companies will report on energy use and carbon emissions

20 July 2018

Back in January of this year, Elmhurst provided a response to the government consultation ‘Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting’. We received the government response yesterday and are pleased to hear that much of the information we submitted has been considered and taken on board for the new reporting framework set for 2019. Since 2013, all Quoted Companies in the UK have been required to measure and publish details of their Scope 1 and 2 Emissions


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ECO3 consultation concluded- massive opportunity wasted

20 July 2018

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have responded to a consultation on their flagship ‘energy efficiency’ policy for domestic homes in the UK called the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO). Claire Perry in her Ministerial Foreword states in her first paragraph: “The Clean Growth Strategy set out our ambition to transition to a low carbon economy, including our aspiration for all homes to reach EPC Band C by 2035 where practical, cost effective


 

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