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Great news for Non-Domestic Energy Assessors

24 February 2017

Many members are reporting significant increased demand for non-domestic EPCs as the deadline for Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), the regulation that prevents private landlords renting the least energy efficient properties from April 2018, starts to get closer. The Government has now ‘put meat on the bones’, with the publication of “The non-domestic Private Rented Property minimum standard – Landlord guidance” document. As Elmhurst have said many times the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property)(England and


What Landlords are looking for from Energy Assessors

13 February 2017

Article brought to you by Landlord News and Just Landlords The property industry will face strict new regulations from 2018 that prohibit landlords from letting properties with Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ratings below an E. As such, many investors will be looking to energy assessors to help them comply with the new laws. So what are landlords looking for from their energy assessors? Specialist landlord insurance provider Just Landlords is committed to not only helping


Government release up to £45 million of insulation funding to social landlords

09 February 2017

Elmhurst were pleased to be invited to the ECO Delivery Group meeting held in Westminster on the 7th February at which BEIS (the new government department that is responsible for ECO) presented their response to the consultation for ECO2t, the transition period between ECO2 and ECO3 that runs between April 2017 and October 2018. The great news for social landlords is that of the 70% of the £640M fund allocated to Affordable Warmth, 10% will be


Elmhurst Energy announces training partnership with CABE

09 February 2017

Elmhurst Energy has announced it is working with the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) to deliver an ‘Introduction to Construction’ course for those members wishing to become Building Engineers and also those working as an energy assessor who want to improve on their knowledge of the construction process and planning. The one day course has been designed to meet the needs of new entrants to the industry who wish to gain or improve their


"Fixing our broken housing market"

08 February 2017

Government yesterday issued a white paper titled "Fixing our broken housing market".  It outlines many areas for encouraging more housing building, with a wide variety of ideas and suggestions. It also interestingly swings towards the rental side of the market, which is a shift in emphasis from normal Conservative Party thinking of solely home ownership. It is perhaps a realisation that there are many people in the country who rent, and also discusses those that


Bonfield Reports

02 February 2017

Elmhurst Energy were delighted to be invited to today's (2nd Feb) launch of the Each Home Counts report, also known as the Bonfield Review, following its publication in December 2016. We gave our views on the report at the time of publication, and therefore attendance at this event was important so that we could draw attention to the lack of coverage given to Energy Performance Certificates, energy assessors and Green Deal Assessors. It was also


Energy Company Obligation (ECO) – Help to Heat Consultation response issued

30 January 2017

This morning (30th January)  the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published its response to the Help to Heat consultation, which is setting the agenda for the next period of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Policy, due to start on 1st April 2017. Elmhurst are very disappointed to see that that the consultation has concluded that ECO should adopt all the proposals for deemed scores and remove the need for EPCs in everything


Elmhurst publish response to SAP and RdSAP Consultation

27 January 2017

We at Elmhurst welcome that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced a consultation on the SAP and RdSAP methodologies in December. Our members and keen followers of our website, will have noticed we are very supportive of this consultation and in our usual considered manner we have taken our time to trawl through the detail of the questions and the available information, in order to send a professional and considered response


NEF Advisory Council Appointment

25 January 2017

Elmhurst Energy is delighted to announce that Stuart Fairlie, Head of Technical here at Elmhurst has been appointed to the Advisory Council of the National Energy Foundation (NEF). Stuart has extensive knowledge of the energy rating industry, with approximately 20 years worth of experience. He has expert knowledge of the energy rating methodologies, energy certificates and all Government Regulation and Policies connecting to energy efficiency in the built environment. NEF stated in a news release


GDAO's and Green Deal Advisors still vital to Green Deal

23 January 2017

Boost for Green Deal (Advice Organisations & Advisors) Elmhurst was first to provide comment on the Each Home Matters report when it was published in December 2016 (take a look here). We praised the recommendation that EPCs should be at the core, but was disappointed that the report didn’t analyse the problems that beset the original Green Deal, and the report gave little mention of a future Green Deal, nor the role of Green Deal


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