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Elmhurst work with LABC to promote Part L Compliance

19 November 2018

On Wednesday 31st October, our On Construction Support Team Leader Jason Hewins delivered a training module using worked examples at LABC’s residential training week on the requirements of Part L and the process of SAP assessments. This involved discussing the requirements of Criterion 1-5 of AD L1A, the importance of On Construction Domestic Energy Assessors and what to look for on SAP assessment reports that complemented the complete module commissioned by LABC for their Level


Government committee push for more use of EPCs

19 November 2018

The Committee on Fuel Poverty (CFP), an advisory Non-Departmental Public Body sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), monitors Government’s progress on their 2015 fuel poverty strategy for England and provide independent, expert advice to ensure that the milestones and targets are met. Their 2018 annual report reports progress and sets out recommendations for Government action, most of which stems around the better use of EPCs.  The Government’s fuel poverty strategy


Government announces planned changes to MEES (PRS) Regulations

05 November 2018

Today the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced that they plan to amend the regulations requiring landlords to install energy efficiency measures to domestic homes. Since April this year, landlords who own some of the coldest privately rented homes have been required to improve these properties with energy efficiency measures where support is available to cover the costs. The new measures, announced today following a public consultation, will go further requiring landlords


Autumn 2018 Budget: The Breakdown

31 October 2018

In his 2018 Autumn Budget statement to Parliament, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced a series of proposals aimed to tackle the shortage of housing. Top of the list was an extra £500 million for the Housing Infrastructure Fund, a government capital grant programme which encourages housing development in areas of high demand.   Mr Hammond promised the money would help build 650,000 more homes through allow local authorities to make additional grant funding


Elmhurst responds to Government's call for evidence on EPCs

19 October 2018

Elmhurst has now reviewed and submitted its final response for the EPC in Buildings call for evidence. This call for evidence was extremely important to Elmhurst and our membership as it effectively covers everything that we do as a business. We have spent a great deal of time developing a considered response, and we hope that all of our comments are constructive and add value to the work of our members. Our response generally aims


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


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