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Government’s call for evidence on EPCs: 150 members attend Elmhurst Energy conference

18 October 2018

Over 150 members of Elmhurst Energy attended our 25th Anniversary Conference in Leicester, as the industry responds to the Government’s call for evidence on Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). Members listened to and engaged with experts from Elmhurst Energy and the wider industry, to explain the context of the Call For Evidence and draw attention to the challenges that exist with climate change and fuel poverty - and the opportunities that energy certificates present. Members were


What is Green GB week?

16 October 2018

Following the release of the latest IPCC summary last week, UK Climate Minister, Claire Perry, has declared this week as ‘Green GB week’. This week will be used to raise awareness of the very real climate challenges we are facing, and aims to raise the ever pressing debate about how climate change can be tackled while also growing the economy. The UK’s current target is a reduction of 80% of emissions by 2050 based on


Government's call for evidence on EPCs - Elmhurst's draft response

12 October 2018

We were delighted to welcome over 150 members and customers to our 25th Anniversary conference on 2nd October. The theme of the day was the Government's Call For Evidence on Energy Performance Certificates. During the day members listened to experts from Elmhurst and the wider industry explain the context of the Call For Evidence and draw attention to the challenges that exist with climate change and fuel poverty - and the opportunities that energy certificates


ESOS Phase 1 non-compliance exposed

10 October 2018

The Environment Agency has released the long anticipated list of those companies who were non–compliant with ESOS, alongside details of the fines imposed upon them. There has been significant demand over the past couple of years for these details to be made publicly available to persuade those who chose not to comply with their mandatory obligations, to reconsider their position from Phase 2 and beyond. It has been consistently highlighted in the review of Phase


iSAP: Elmhurst's analysis of changes

09 October 2018

On 8th October 2018 BEIS and BRE released a SAP software product based on SAP 10 known as ‘iSAP’. This is designed to help industry get an idea of the changes and the new data fields in the SAP 10 methodology. It is important to stress this does not give an indication on how SAP 10 will influence building regulations compliance for new dwellings. Any changes to the next version of Part L1A are expected


Dame Hackitt pulls no punches

05 October 2018

Elmhurst were delighted to attend and exhibit at this year's CABE (Chartered Association of Building Engineers) conference to promote the activities of members. The highlight of the event was the keynote speech from Dame Judith Hackitt who spoke candidly about her review of building regulations in light of the horrors of the Grenfell House fire. Dame Hackitt was unapologetic for not having forced the ban of flammable cladding because it as her remit to consider


Life as a Non-Domestic Energy Assessor with Steve Windmill

20 September 2018

Steve Windmill joined the Elmhurst team in 2016, having previously worked for the National Energy Service (NES), and has been a recognisable face and voice on the phone for commercial energy assessors ever since.  He’s known in the office for his cheeky sense of humour and affable nature, but today we found out about his life as a Non-Domestic Assessor. Nice sitting down with you, Steve. First of all, what areas of energy assessment are


Speakers and agenda confirmed for Elmhurst Energy Conference

19 September 2018

Elmhurst Energy has announced the guest speakers for its upcoming conference: Charting a Route Map for Energy Certificates, featuring a number of high profile names within the industry. The conference, taking place on 2nd October at Leicester Tigers Stadium, will examine the past, present and future of Energy Certificates, covering areas such as the Clean Growth Strategy, Each Home Counts, Building Regulations, Fuel Poverty in Housing and the government's recently released EPC in Buildings call


Helping businesses become more energy efficient

18 September 2018

Elmhurst has reviewed and will be submitting an official response to the BEIS Call for Evidence ‘Helping Businesses to improve the way they use energy’. This Call for Evidence is seeking views on how a package of measures could be used to support businesses in improving how productively they use energy. Following on from the Clean Growth Strategy (CGS), published in October 2017, this Call for Evidence forms part of a wider consultation of how


PAS 2035 - Specification for retrofitting of dwellings for improved energy efficiency

17 September 2018

Elmhurst has directly contributed to the BSI working groups of both PAS 2030 and PAS 2035 and has a detailed knowledge of the proposed requirements, and an understanding of the issues that the documents are attempting to address. Of course Elmhurst welcomes the issue of the draft PAS 2035 and completely support the notion that if we are to maximise the energy efficiency of a building, it must be with a "whole house" approach and


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