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Now is the time to maximise non-domestic smart meter data

01 October 2021

Elmhurst has recently submitted its response to a public consultation which has highlighted proposals to improve the smart meter data offer for non-domestic energy consumers. The consultation (titled: Maximising Non-Domestic Smart Meter Consumer Benefits) acknowledges that smart meters are continuing to replace traditional gas and electric meters, as part of an important upgrade to the national energy infrastructure. However, there is evidence to suggest that the supply market needs to do more in order to deliver


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Elmhurst issues response to Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Consultation

28 September 2021

Elmhurst Energy has published its final response to the Strengthening the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Consultation on Options, which outlines proposals to: increase the number of ESOS participants that take action to reduce energy use, by raising the quality of their ESOS audit. increase the carbon and cost savings from ESOS by increasing the number and scope of ESOS recommendations taken up by participants. ensure that the ESOS recommendations are consistent with the UK’s


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"A fairer greener Scotland" programme released by Government

14 September 2021

The Scottish Government recently released its programme for a fairer, greener Scotland. The programme establishes some of the legislative actions which will be taken in the coming year and beyond, when it comes to achieving net zero, delivering a green economic recovery and supporting communities. It is evident that the Scottish Government is wanting to move quickly in order to meet the country’s ambition of net zero carbon by 2045. The programme is of particular


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I want to change career - is working in energy assessment right for me?

09 September 2021

Do you often find yourself thinking about pursuing a new career? Maybe you’re interested in a career in sustainability where you can make a real difference? If that sounds like you, why not consider a career in energy assessment? What does an energy assessor do? An energy assessor specialises in providing energy assessments for a particular type of building: either residential (domestic) buildings, commercial (non-domestic) buildings, or new build properties. Energy assessors are required to


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ECO4 to utilise EPCs and PAS2035

03 September 2021

As members will know, BEIS has published the consultation documents for the ECO4 scheme. That consultation closes today. The ECO4 scheme will run from April 2022 until March 2026 at an average value of £1 billion per year. Its main objective is to improve as many fuel poor homes as reasonably practicable to EPC band C by 2030, with an interim milestone of band D by 2025. This will help to reduce emissions and will contribute


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Proposed changes to PAS 2035 would collapse Retrofit

02 September 2021

Proposed amendments to PAS 2035 and PAS 2030 were released for public comment by the British Standards Institution (BSI) back in early August.  Elmhurst has been busy analysing these amendments and has identified an issue that could cause the retrofit supply chain to collapse. Currently Retrofit Assessors are competent in all aspects of the requirement for the role as defined in PAS 2035; they therefore collect on site information in relationship to the energy assessment


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Elmhurst announce change in management structure

01 September 2021

Elmhurst is excited to announce a change to its management structure. We are pleased to announce the appointment of Martyn Reed to the position of Group Managing Director of the Elmhurst Group. Martyn was previously the Managing Director for Elmhurst Energy Systems Limited, but has stepped up to his new role which will allow him to spend more time developing the overall strategy for the Elmhurst Group, to identify potential acquisition targets and manage their


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ECO 4 draft response - member feedback requested

13 August 2021

As reported to members on the day of its issue, BEIS has published the consultation documents for the ECO4 scheme. The scheme will run from April 2022 until March 2026 at an average value of £1 billion per year. The main objective of the scheme is to improve as many fuel poor homes as reasonably practicable to EPC band C by 2030, with an interim milestone of band D by 2025. This will help to reduce


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Interview with a Retrofit Assessor

11 August 2021

What makes someone qualify as a DEA, NDEA, OCDEA, Retrofit Assessor, and Retrofit Coordinator? The Elmhurst team recently caught up with Jarrod Green from EQUANS to find out what motivated him, and explore what it's like working as a Retrofit Assessor. When/why did you decide to get into Retrofit Assessment? Just through natural career progression really. Since our clients are mainly housing associations, councils, and schools, Retrofit and PAS 2035 is very big at the


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BSI releases consultation for PAS 2030 and PAS 2035

11 August 2021

BSI has just published a public consultation for PAS 2030+A1 and PAS 2035+A1 amendments. Please note this is not a complete review of the PAS documents, but a revision to the current versions. Therefore, the scope of the work is defined in the drafts published for consultation. There are a number of specific changes proposed which have been described as amendments and clarifications that clear up some areas around the retrofit process. The main headlines


 

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