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In the CIBSE Journal of Building Services Engineering Research & Technology, and then subsequently covered by The Times and Telegraph newspapers in early May, it was reported that the lack of competence of energy modellers was a significant factor in the ‘energy performance gap’, the difference between a buildings theoretical and actual energy performance. During the research undertaken by the Building Services Engineering Research and Technology Department of the University of Bath, 108 "building modellers"
Elmhurst Energy has announced the launch of its ‘Elmhurst Digital’ arm, which will deliver bespoke software solutions to organisations nationwide. Elmhurst Digital will build upon the company’s history of delivering personal and flexible solutions to provide “excellence in innovation” to businesses within both the energy and buildings industry, as well as further afield. Through its ability to create innovative and practical solutions, Elmhurst Energy is frequently asked to help both private organisations and Government departments.
As a General Election and BREXIT approach, Martyn Reed, Managing Director of Elmhurst Energy, outlines the company’s manifesto for an energy efficient society and the six simple steps we need to take to move nearer to the goal. Climate change and the need to reduce our carbon footprint are familiar matters to all and it is well recognized that we need to reduce our carbon emissions, of which buildings contribute around 30 per cent. Undertaking
The Conservative party yesterday added a headline grabber to their new Manifesto of ‘capping energy tariffs’. The proposal is effectively the same as Ed Miliband’s Labour party suggested in the previous election campaign. The Conservatives have responded to this by saying that the main difference is that the cap will be set by the current regulator Ofgem, not the Government and would be reviewed every six months. The ‘policy’ is to set a cap on
Why have Building Regulations if they are not enforced? Energy efficiency campaigner calls on Government to tackle non-compliance Energy efficiency campaigner and founder of Cambridge-based Green Heat Ltd, Peter Thom, is becoming increasingly concerned that Building Regulations are being regularly flouted in the growing market for replacing gas boilers with electric heating appliances. In a letter to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid MP, Peter points out that this trend
Elmhurst is pleased to announce that its RdSAP Manual, which gives detailed and practical guidance on how to enter data into our RdSAP mobile and online applications, has been revised and greatly improved. Elmhurst has focused on saving assessors time by ensuring information within the RdSAP manual can now be found very quickly with one of the biggest changes being the new table of contents which now allows users to navigate easily through the manual.
The first question why bother? Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) have been around since 2007, for some they are seen as red tape and bureaucratic; for others they provide valuable information about how energy efficient a property is, which may also determine a tenants choice to rent a particular property. Somewhere in the middle of these two disparate views is the where most sensible contributors sit. However, did you realise that a NEW Government Policy means that Landlords
Elmhurst Energy, the leading energy performance measurement specialists, has welcomed positive statements in ‘the Department for Exiting the European Union’ white paper document, the Great Repeal Bill. This publication provides the most significant statement from Government to date, which assures the continued use of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and EU energy efficiency Law, post-brexit. The Bill will repeal the 1972 European Communities Act and allow all the legislation that currently refers to it to be
Elmhurst's software development team have been hard at work over the last few months, updating and improving RdSAP Go for Android in order to meet the needs of the Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA). The improved app can be used by any Elmhurst accredited DEA and has been designed to significantly reduce the time spent completing individual energy assessments, by combining quick and easy data entry, evidence capture and quality assurance processes into one multi functional app. In
Elmhurst is pleased to see that the Scottish Government today launched a consultation on setting minimum energy efficiency standards in the private rental market. As you may be aware Scotland have designated ‘energy efficiency’ as a National Infrastructure Priority and are trail blazing in terms of the Scotland Energy Efficient Programme (SEEP) – which is a long term commitment to tackling fuel poverty and climate change, making homes and buildings warmer and more energy efficient.