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How to enforce MEES?

15 June 2021

In 2019, BEIS launched the Enforcement Pilot study to research the current successfulness of MEES enforcements across the domestic and non-domestic sector. A conscious effort to actually explore this subject is very welcomed in the energy assessment industry and we are very happy to receive the results of the 1 year pilot study and see the launch of Phase 2. Phase 1 focused on the developing process to identify non-compliant properties and their landlords. Communication


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Why everyone should have 1st July in their calendars

09 June 2021

It’s been a long time coming but 1st July marks a pivotal moment for the retrofit industry. From this date all ECO3 funded retrofit work will have to be carried out to PAS 2035 Standards. So what does this mean and how can you prepare? We’ll explain below! Book Retrofit Assessor Training  BOOK NOW > What will change on 1st July? From 1st July 2021 all ECO3 funded retrofit work will have to demonstrate compliance


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Elmhurst issues final response to 'Introducing a Performance-Based Policy Framework in large Commercial and Industrial Buildings in England and Wales'

08 June 2021

Elmhurst Energy has published its final response to the ‘Introducing a Performance-Based Policy Framework in large Commercial and Industrial Buildings in England and Wales’ Consultation. This consultation focuses on the implementation and development of a new, mandatory in-use energy performance methodology for non-domestic buildings over 1000m2.  Read Elmhurst's response.  Introducing a mandatory in-use energy assessment is a positive move towards improving the transparency and management of energy use in our non-domestic buildings. We are finally


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Elmhurst issues final response to Implementation of the EPC B Future Target Consultation

07 June 2021

Elmhurst Energy has published its final response to the Implementation of the EPC B Future Target consultation, which outlines proposals to increase the minimum energy efficiency standards from an EPC rating of E to an EPC rating B. You can read Elmhurst’s final consultation response here. Elmhurst welcomed the consultation on the improvements of the minimum energy efficiency standards, and were able to summarise the changes for members which we published as a news item on


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What is PAS 2035?

28 May 2021

You’ve probably heard lots of talk about new PAS standards and Retrofit, but what does it all mean? PAS 2035:2019 is a new umbrella standard/framework which outlines the requirements for a home to achieve its energy efficiency potential, through a ‘whole house’ approach to retrofit. This approach considers the home, environment, occupancy, and the householder’s improvement objectives when determining the most suitable measures to install. This eliminates any issues of retrofit work being considered in


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Elmhurst publishes draft response to the Non-Domestic PRS MEES Implementation of the EPC B Future Target Consultation

28 May 2021

In 2019, the Government published a consultation on how best to improve the energy performance of non-domestic private rented buildings through tighter minimum energy standards. They set out the Government’s preferred option to set a long-term trajectory that would require all non-domestic rented buildings to meet an EPC B by 2030. Following significant support for the EPC B option, on 17th March 2021 the Government released Non-Domestic Private Rented Sector Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards -


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DEC Assessors excluded from proposed performance-based framework - your chance to have your say

27 May 2021

In October 2019, the Government told the Climate Change Committee that it would consult on introducing a new scheme that would rate commercial and industrial buildings based on their actual energy consumption and carbon emissions. On 17th March 2021 the Performance-Based Policy Framework in large Commercial & Industrial Buildings in England and Wales consultation was published with proposals to deliver on that commitment. It seeks views on the Government’s proposal to introduce a national performance-based


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EPC band C by 2028 – Private Members Bill progresses to next stage

21 May 2021

Elmhurst members will be familiar with Lord Foster’s Private Members bill in which he is attempting to require government to deliver on previous energy efficiency commitments through legislation.  In summary, Lord Foster is asking that the Secretary of State must ensure that: All domestic properties achieve at least EPC Band C by 2035, where practical, cost-effective and affordable. All new private sector tenancies shall have an energy efficiency performance of at least EPC band C


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Green Homes Grant – installers given extension to use PAS 2030:2017 standard

20 May 2021

Elmhurst has just learnt that BEIS has extended the use of PAS 2030:2017 for installers involved in the Green Homes Grant Scheme until 31st October 2021. This decision does not impact ECO or any other Government funded policy. It is simply an allowance to allow installers who will have quoted for work based on installing the measures under PAS 2030:2017 standard to continue to do so, as there have been many delays to the voucher


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DEC Assessors excluded from proposed performance-based framework

20 May 2021

Elmhurst are very pleased that BEIS are looking at implementing mandatory performance based assessments for non-domestic buildings over 1000m2. We believe an assessment of the in-use energy consumption is crucial in understanding the energy efficiency of our buildings - if we can measure it, we can manage it.   We are currently writing our draft response to the ‘Introducing a Performance-Based Policy Framework in large Commercial and Industrial Buildings’ consultation. Elmhurst are disappointed to see that


 

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