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Elmhurst responds to Government's Call for Evidence on Energy Efficiency

25 September 2019

Elmhurst Energy was pleased to have been asked by BEIS to contribute to the Call for Evidence on how best to facilitate energy efficiency in the electricity system. We believe that Government should take comfort in the fact that the UK are leading the way with regards to understanding the energy efficiency of our building stock. We have an established methodology for the assessment of buildings (SAP/RdSAP and SBEM), a full complement of trained and


Everything you need to know about DEA training

24 September 2019

Everything you need to know about DEA training If you are looking take that all-important next step in your career of energy assessment, you ought to consider undertaking Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) training. In most cases, before any domestic property can be let or sold in the UK, an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) must be obtained. It is the role of Domestic Energy Assessors to collate this data, and this can only be done once


RdSAP 9.94 has been released!

23 September 2019

RdSAP 9.94 has now been released cross England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Originally starting at version 9.82, this is the seventh major update to the methodology since inception, as required by government.  Over the last 11 years the Reduced data Standard Assessment Procedure (RdSAP), which is the assessment methodology behind the EPC, has been subject to a number of version changes. These changes have increased the amount of data included within an assessment of


Scottish Government launch £30m fund to support development of low-carbon heating solutions.

23 September 2019

Scottish Government launch £30m fund to support development of low-carbon heating solutions. The Scottish Government has announced an exciting new fund for the development of technology that will help reduce the carbon emissions from homes in Scotland. The funding is part of the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP) supported by the European Regional Development Fund. Funding will be available to a wide range of business on a co-funded basis encouraging a shared risk approach


Elmhurst's response to consultation on the fuel poverty strategy for England

16 September 2019

Elmhurst Energy has today replied to the Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) consultation on updating the 2015 Fuel Poverty Strategy for England. Elmhurst welcomes this consultation and as always we have fully considered the questions asked, then responded to those which we have sufficient experience to comment. The key elements which influence our response are: The way fuel poverty is identified and measured, needs to be reviewed so that both high level government statistics


2020 climate change summit to be hosted in Glasgow

13 September 2019

Glasgow has been chosen to host the next major climate change summit (COP26) in December 2020. This follows 5 years after the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris. 200 world leaders and as many as 30,000 delegates (including climate change experts, business leaders and citizens) will meet at Glasgow's Scottish Event Campus (SEC) to discuss global climate change and . The two week event is set to be the largest and also the


Scotland’s new Programme for Government brings good news for Elmhurst members!

05 September 2019

First Minister for Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has laid out an ambitious climate programme in this year’s Programme for Government. The measures follow the First Minister’s declaration of a Climate Emergency, earlier in the year, and will form part of ending Scotland’s contribution to climate change and securing a positive future for generations to come. The proposals include some exciting news for energy assessors: a ‘Green New Deal’, harnessing the power of the Scottish National Investment


Demand for EPCs grows by 31%

02 September 2019

Elmhurst’s DEA members in England and Wales have seen record levels of growth in the last 18 months with lodgement volumes having grown by 31% - perhaps surprising considering the lack of national energy efficiency initiatives and a sluggish sales market. The number of EPCs issued in the private retail sector has grown by over 200% in the same period - a dramatic growth which could have three possible drivers: The first, and most obvious,


Real time energy data

27 August 2019

Elmhurst members may be interested in a new app called Energy Watch GB that gives a near real time presentation of how much energy the UK has consumed that day and how it was produced.  The app not only gives a simple pie chart of the source of our energy but also generates charts displaying demand, source and how much electricity we are buying in from abroad, throughout the day.  David Thomas and Andrew Townsend


Top tips for becoming a domestic energy assessor

23 August 2019

With flexible hours and the ability to be your own boss becoming a domestic energy assessor (DEA) is becoming more and more appealing. However, it isn't simply a job that you can just walk into. Here are all of the different ways that you can become a domestic energy assessor. Fulfil the requirements To become a DEA, there are a few requirements that you must first fulfil. You must get a Level 3 Certificate in


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