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Scotland's Low Carbon Skills Fund Reopens

17 July 2015

Skills Development Scotland has recently made a big announcement regarding the reopening of its Low Carbon Skills Fund (LCSF). The aim of the LCSF is to enable employers to access sector specific training to help adopt processes involved with carbon reduction and energy efficiency. But why is this good news for small to medium sized Scottish businesses?  The reopening of the LCSF spells large cost savings for Scottish businesses with a relatively small to medium


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Health and Safety CPD for Energy Assessors

08 July 2015

Elmhurst Energy has launched a new specialist CPD course for energy assessors, providing a comprehensive overview of Health and Safety legislation specific to energy assessors. The knowledge gained from this course will enable you to work in a safe manner whilst carrying out energy assessments/audits, and aims to ensure you fulfil your legal requirements. This one day course is suitable for DEAs, NDEAs, OCDEAs, ESOS assessors and anyone with an interest in health and safety. Moreover the event also


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Government Announces Boost For Small Housebuilders

07 July 2015

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis has announced the Housing Growth Partnership as an initiative to increase housing supply. A fund of £100 million has been allocated to provide money to support construction businesses, helping to get workers on to sites. A network of builders, particularly experienced developers, will be established to act as mentors and advisers to those hoping to expand and grow their businesses. The latest figures available show that new housing starts have


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RdSAP Conventions CPD

16 June 2015

RdSAP Conventions CPD 39 New conventions for RdSAP come into effect in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland from Tuesday 30th June 2015, and must be applied by ALL domestic energy assessors working in these regions. Elmhurst Energy has put together a series of brand new CPD events covering the forthcoming RdSAP Conventions and explaining the changes you can expect in detail and with worked examples. Our RdSAP Conventions CPD is just part of a


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Elmhurst Energy launching a brand new product at this year's IDEA conference

16 June 2015

RdSAP Conventions CPD 39 New conventions for RdSAP come into effect in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland from Tuesday 30th June 2015, and must be applied by ALL domestic energy assessors working in these regions. Elmhurst Energy has put together a series of brand new CPD events covering the forthcoming RdSAP Conventions and explaining the changes you can expect in detail and with worked examples. Our RdSAP Conventions CPD is just part of a


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Streamline updated to 9.92

05 June 2015

Streamline updated to 9.92 Elmhurst Energy has upgraded its highly regarded software used by social and private landlords from RdSAP 9.91 to RdSAP 9.92, The software, called Streamline EPC, now provides a fully compliant mechanism for lodging EPCs to the register and reporting on the energy efficiency of Landlords' housing stock. At their meeting on May 2014 the Technical Steering Group (TSG) at the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) confirmed that from 7th


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RdSAP Conventions Update

05 June 2015

RdSAP Conventions Update Elmhurst's members will have received a communication from us detailing the forthcoming changes to the RdSAP Conventions agreed by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), the Department of Finance & Personnel (NI) and the Scottish Government. The changes come into effect from Tuesday 30th June 2015,  affecting all Domestic Energy Assessors across all UK regions. Elmhurst Energy is working with its members to provide additional technical support through the usual channels and


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Successful TechNet Meeting

03 June 2015

Successful TechNet Meeting We held the first of Elmhurst's TechNet 2015 networking sessions on 2nd June which achieved fantastic attendance from Energy Assessors across many different schemes. The first session was held at Elmhurst's head office in Lutterworth, Leicestershire. The feedback was very encouraging and attendees really appreciated the opportunity to meet their contemporaries, to create business connections and to get up to speed with what’s new in energy efficiency. Delegates also participated in some


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Cautionary notice

01 June 2015

Opportunities - Elmhurst's Cautionary Notice We have received a number of calls from members concerned about apparent ‘business opportunities’ where assessors are asked to pay a lump sum up front in return for business leads. Whilst some of these may be genuine opportunities, we recommend that you treat such offers with due caution and we encourage members to thoroughly research the details of the offer and likelihood of work, before parting with any money. If


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Lead Generation Software

01 June 2015

Lead Generation Software Elmhurst Energy has launched new software for generating energy efficiency leads. The software, called Green Check, is a smart web tool, allowing visitors to home improvement and energy efficiency product websites to complete a quick survey and understand the energy efficiency of their home.  Green Check can be tailored to ensure it is relevant to most energy efficiency and retrofit products. It can also be branded to suit various website schemes, provide


 

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