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All about Retrofit with Simon Flint

29 October 2020

Retrofit. Retrofit. Retrofit. You've probably seen the term crop up many times in our emails, news items and tweets. But what is it and why is everyone talking about it? We caught up with our Retrofit trainer Simon Flint to find out about the exciting opportunities on the horizon.  Hi Simon, so first of all...what is Retrofit and why has is come about? I'll try and keep this brief! In order to tackle fuel poverty


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Elmhurst submits response to draft PAS 2038 for the Retrofit of Non-Domestic Buildings

26 October 2020

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


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Legionella Risk Assessment for Property Management

22 October 2020

Whether you own a property for commercial purposes or are a landlord of a rented property, there is a duty to prevent and control the risk of Legionella and Legionnaire’s disease. Testing for Legionella will depend on the circumstances and risk levels in each situation; however, landlords and letting agencies have a duty to ensure that any potential risk in the premises is assessed and controlled.  What is Legionella? Legionella is a bacteria which can


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Extend EPCs to consider water usage?

21 October 2020

Elmhurst have contributed to “Bricks and Water” an exciting policy proposal launched yesterday at a virtual conference. The report was authored by the Westminster Sustainability Forum and Policy Connect , a cross-party think tank who aim to improve people’s lives by influencing policy. The wide ranging research report, authored by Rob Allen, chaired by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and with the support of Phillip Dunne MP (Chairman of the Government’s Environmental Audit Committee), aims to


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Wales lockdown to impact Energy Assessors

20 October 2020

It is clear that Energy Assessors working in Wales will be severely impacted by the announcement from the Welsh Government that Wales is to introduce a “firebreak”  of restrictive measures from 6pm Friday 23 October until the start of Monday 9 November 2020 . The Welsh Government advice related to home moves is; Can I move home? Yes, if you can’t delay the moving date until after the short lockdown period is over. Associated activities,


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RdSAP GO: A DEA's perspective

13 October 2020

We caught up with Elmhurst accredited DEA James Rivers to find out what he thinks of our mobile EPC software RdSAP Go.  Why do you use RdSAP Go? I work for Ashby Energy Assessors and we cover a range of services, including RdSAP.  We probably do around one per week but they’re for very grand designs – usually grade 1 or 2 listed buildings and stately homes etc. We go all over the country as


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Tackling Fuel Poverty in Wales – a different road?

13 October 2020

On 30th September the Government in Wales published its 'Tackling Fuel Poverty 2020 -2035' consultation in which it outlines its plans to take households out of fuel poverty. In the foreword Lesley Griffith AC/AM states “It is clear to me further action is needed to lift people living on lower incomes out of poverty in all its forms and to safeguard against poverty in the future. This draft plan sets out clearly what we are


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PAS 2038 for the retrofit of Non-Domestic Buildings – Have your say!

09 October 2020

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


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PAS 2038- Retrofit of Commercial Buildings, draft released

06 October 2020

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


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What next to improve Energy Certificates?

02 October 2020

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


 

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