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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


Introducing the New Access Elmhurst

18 August 2015

Elmhurst Energy has changed the look and feel of its "Access Elmhurst" member’s area as part of an ongoing investment to improve our members experience. Users have been greeted by a new and simple visual design that has been adopted throughout the entire member’s area.  However this change has not alter the underlying data and structure within Access Elmhurst, and members will still find all the information that was previously available. As well as the


Who does what in the Department for Energy and Climate Change?

14 August 2015

Much of the drive for energy assessment comes from Government Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC).  DECC employees over 1600 staff within its London and Aberdeen offices; with the aim to ensure ".. the UK has secure, clean, affordable energy supplies and promote international action to mitigate climate change". Many people will already recognise the name Amber Rudd, who is the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, and has recently featured heavily


Extended credit terms with Direct Debit

14 August 2015

Direct debit is the easiest way to pay your bills whilst eliminating any hassle, unnecessary administration or risk of missing a payment and by signing up you will benefit from an additional 15 days grace on bill payments as the money is debited 15 days after our standard 30 day terms. Please click here for instructions and our printable application form and return it by post to:   Freepost RSRR-GSHY-JTJY Elmhurst Energy Systems Ltd, Unit 16,


Elmhurst submission to the ECC enquiry on priorities for holding Government to account

12 August 2015

The Energy and Climate Change Committee is looking to gather views on which areas of DECCs policies will require particular scrutiny over the years to come. Responses will help inform the Committees future work programme and its priorities for holding Government to account. Elmhurst responded to the two questions posed: Which DECC policy areas do you think require particular scrutiny over the next five years? All Energy Efficiency Policies: ECO3 – ensure that


Solar PV CPD Training Course

11 August 2015

With the swift reduction in the cost of solar PV systems during recent years they are now more affordable than ever, and despite ongoing reductions in the government’s feed in tariff (FIT) payments, PV continues to be a worthwhile investment with guaranteed returns. Continual advances in technology mean that panels are becoming increasingly efficient, and devices such as micro inverters and power optimisers mean it is possible to maintain a substantial output, even in


Issue 4 of ESOS Newsletter Available Now

10 August 2015

Members of Elmhurst’s ESOS Lead Assessor Register receive regular updates from us on what’s happening in the ESOS market. Today we are sharing the latest ESOS Newsletter (ISSUE 4) from The Environment Agency, providing the latest news, trends and information regarding the ESOS scheme. The newsletter includes; DECC survey reveals business compliance with ESOS Business Energy Challenge  and includes links to:- ESOS Guidance (Version 3) ESOS Website ESOS


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