Latest News


Elmhurst Energy Launches New Legionella Risk Assessment Scheme

17 September 2015

Elmhurst Energy has launched a new training and accreditation scheme that gives property professionals and Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs) all the knowledge, skills and tools to offer Legionella Risk Assessments. In the right conditions Legionella bacteria can exist in the water system of a domestic property and if left may lead to Legionnaire's disease, a potentially fatal form of Pneumonia. Under health and safety law, landlords of residential properties must ensure the health


There's a Hole in our Bucket Dear Amber, By Martyn Reed

14 September 2015

Recent news of a major set-back in the UK’s longer term programme for energy production should come as a stark reminder of ongoing challenges for the energy industry. Reports that EDF is struggling to secure finance for the construction of Britain's first new nuclear power plant in decades means we can no longer expect the plant to start generating power in 2023 as planned. The delay further illustrates how current strategies mean that delivery


UN Climate Change Conference promises new era of UK energy efficiency legislation, says Elmhurst Energy

11 September 2015

News Release: 10/09/15  Elmhurst Energy believes the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, 30th November to 11th December 2015, may mark a renewed focus on energy efficiency in the United Kingdom following the dramatic cuts to ECO, the Green Deal and the Feed in Tariff (FiT). 196 countries, including the British Government, will be represented at the Conference, which meets with an objective to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on


Changing Market Attitudes?

08 September 2015

Elmhurst has long been an advocate for energy efficiency in buildings, even before Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) were invented, and made mandatory for house sales, rents and new build in 2007. Before this we trained the vast majority of Chartered Surveyors who in turn were able to use Elmhurst Software to produce ‘home energy reports’ as part of their mortgage valuation/surveying work.  The home energy report was useful for home owners as it allowed them


Elmhurst Energy Responds to Announcement on Feed in Tariffs

03 September 2015

Energy assessors will be very aware that this announcement on Feed in Tariffs (FiTs) follows the disappointing news from DECC concerning the funding of Green Deal. At Elmhurst Energy, we will be working hard to support our members and the wider energy assessor industry through these changes. We will also be responding to the consultation by giving our full support to the solar industry. We will explain the negative impact of the proposals to the government


TechNet is coming to Stirling

27 August 2015

As an energy assessor who is often out on the road and busy with assessments, it can be difficult to feel connected with other assessors and what’s happening in the wider industry. However Elmhurst’s TechNet event provides a unique opportunity to get together with your peers to discuss industry developments and innovations in energy assessment whilst expanding your network of contacts. The event was also designed to help you to keep up to date


Green Deal Q&A

26 August 2015

The recent announcement from DECC, withdrawing further funding to the Green Deal Finance Company came as a great disappointment to all involved in the industry. Elmhurst’s response has been posted on our web site (click here) which was also included in our July Headlines email  We are aware from calls received that there is still a great deal of uncertainty among our members and we list below some of the questions we have received together


Great News for Scottish Assessors

25 August 2015

Elmhurst has managed to reclaim the VAT back from EST for all EPCs lodged with the Scottish Register between October 2012 and June 2015. The VAT applies to the EST element of the lodgement fee only, and will be credited back to your Elmhurst account within the next few days and will reduce your next payment to us. We do not need members to take any action but if you have already reclaimed the VAT,


New ESOS Transport Course

21 August 2015

Transport makes up a large part of a companies' energy use, and is therefore considered within the ESOS audit. Elmhurst  are delighted to offer, in conjunction with UK AEE, a new two day training course to deliver  effective Transport Energy Audits. Presented by Conor Molloy of Authentic Energy Management Services (AEMS) the course promises to address an area of ESOS that many assessors feel less comfortable auditing. The course is suitable for current Lead Assessors as


Green Deal the Debate Continues

20 August 2015

Elmhurst's Martyn Reed and Linn Rafferty from GDAA (a Green Deal Advice Organisation approved by Elmhurst) have recently given their views on where we go now with Green Deal, in Liz Warren's blog. The blog attempts to answer questions such as : Is this the end for Green Deal Assessments? What aspects of Green Deal should be retained by the government, when developing future policies? What are the Green Deal Advisors out there going


© Elmhurst Energy Systems Ltd 2019. All rights reserved.
Elmhurst Energy Systems Limited is registered in England, Company Number: 02805846