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RdSAP 9.93 release Delayed

31 October 2017

All domestic energy assessors will appreciate, that any change to the RdSAP methodology is complicated. As you will have come to expect, Elmhurst started early with the latest change and we were one of the first to be approved. Unfortunately not all stakeholders are in the same position and it is with regret that we have been advised that the launch of RdSAP 9.93 is to be delayed and will no longer occur this coming


Borrow more to boost house building, says Sajid Javid

23 October 2017

Yesterday the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that Government should borrow money to fund the building of hundreds of thousands of new homes. He said that taking advantage of the record low interest rates “can be the right thing if done sensibly.” The Government has previously admitted that UK house building is failing to keep up with demand, and have described the current market as broken. Mr Javid confirmed that


Elmhurst member tells Government Minister how it is

20 October 2017

Elmhurst Energy was proud to read that AES Sustainability Consultants, a member client of Elmhurst for many years, features strongly in this year's Parliamentary Review on Property. The Parliamentary Review is a series of independent publications which aim to share best practice among policy makers and business leaders. Invited participants share personal insight alongside cabinet ministers, government agencies, associations and trade bodies to provide a comprehensive summary of the past year and a reliable template for


ESOS Newsletter 2017 Issue 2

17 October 2017

The Environment Agency has just released 2017 ISSUE 2 of the ESOS Newsletter to keep registered assessors updated with information relating to the ESOS scheme. This is the first news letter of 2017 and contains details of; BEIS launch consultation on Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting ESOS Phase 2 - be prepared. The newsletter is available for members to download from Access Elmhurst or by clicking here If you have any queries or questions please


Clean Growth Strategy Announced

12 October 2017

This morning Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) issued the long awaited ‘Clean Growth Strategy’ which establishes a mission to lead the way to a low carbon future for the UK. The Document provides a view of the future energy efficiency landscape and underlines some longer term goals for government. Elmhurst has quickly reviewed this important document and have extracted the key points which could impact  energy efficiency in people’s homes and commercial premises. Effectively the


The Government Issues Guidance on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

11 October 2017

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has now issued guidance for complying with the 2018 minimum level of energy efficiency standard to landlords of privately rented domestic and non-domestic properties. The Energy Efficiency Regulations 2015 establishes a minimum level of energy efficiency for privately rented properties in England and Wales, and from April 2018 landlords must ensure that their properties reach an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Rating of 'E' before granting a new


Make all homes energy efficient by 2035

27 September 2017

A new report by Frontier Economics recommends a Building Energy Infrastructure Programme to achieve major energy savings in people’s homes in the UK. The Report suggests a coherent programme of action and includes the following key recommendations: A target for all homes to be brought up to an energy performance rating of C (on the A to G scale) by 2035, with all low-income households achieving a C rating by 2030 A requirement for new


Pressure mounting on Government to deliver Climate promises

27 September 2017

Following two major reports in the last 48 hours, each calling for action by the Government, in terms of energy efficiency in the domestic and non-domestic buildings sector; a further news article today suggest that ministers should tighten the UKs official climate change target – or face the courts. Prof Sir David King is supporting a legal case forcing ministers to shrink carbon emissions to zero by 2050. In an interview with the BBC “He


Link Business Rates to Energy Performance Certificates

26 September 2017

A new report by the influential ‘Policy Exchange’ today calls on the Government to link business rates to the EPC in order to incentivise landlords to invest more in energy efficiency. The report suggests that the Government should establish a new Energy Efficiency Delivery Unit that will encourage investment in business energy efficiency to help improve business productivity as well as reduce carbon emissions. The report mirrors a small scale trial undertaken in Northern Ireland


Elmhurst Energy Assessor is awarded Scottish 'SuperHome' Status

18 September 2017

Elmhurst Energy is pleased to announce that Shirley Paterson, one of its Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs) has seen her Scottish home awarded ‘SuperHome’ status by the SuperHome network. The network started life in 2007 and was initiated by the Sustainable Energy Academy. To qualify as a SuperHome, a property must be assessed by the scheme as having achieved a minimum of 60% carbon savings. Shirley is passionate about the environment and energy conservation and discovered


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