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User enhancement for Design SAP The new, further enhanced Design SAP 2012 went live on Monday 2nd February for our On Construction new build assessors. We are committed to making this the leading software in this strand and have taken much of our members’ feedback on board when investing in this product. In particular, we have introduced new facilities to: retrieve multiple EPCs in one action; export SAP files for use in Excel; create multiple
Private Rented Sector Regulations Laid in ParliamentIn England and Wales legislation has now been laid in Parliament to ensure that from April 2016, residential private landlords will not be able to unreasonably refuse consent to a tenant’s request for energy efficiency improvements where Green Deal finance or subsidies are available to pay for them. Regulations will also mean that from April 2018, private domestic and non-domestic landlords will need to ensure that their properties reach
Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) Guidelines for Selecting a Transaction Type Our Domestic/Existing Dwellings support team has put together some useful guidelines for selecting a Transaction Type when inputting data for an EPC. A recent review of Transaction Type data by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) revealed that a higher than expected proportion of assessments have been categorised as type: ‘none of the above’ which is unlikely to be accurate. This field provides
See us at Ecobuild Don’t miss out on the latest opportunity to catch up with the team at Elmhurst’s stand (number N6135) at Ecobuild. This year, Ecobuild is at the London Excel between the 3rd and 5th March. Ecobuild is the sustainable design, construction and energy event for new build, refurb, commercial and domestic buildings. It will also be your first chance to see some of the new kids on the block in terms
The Department of Energy and Climate Change announced changes to its Domestic Renewable Heatings Incentive (RHI) Scheme in November and these came into effect on the 5th February. At a glance they include: Registered Social Landlords no longer have to undertake a Green Deal Advice Report Cooker Stoves are eligible High Temp Heat Pumps are eligible Clarification of properties made up of multiple buildings See full details at the Government link below: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/changes-to-rhi-domestic-scheme-eligibility
Important reminder to Evidence users We’ve been delighted to see the fast take-up of ‘Evidence’ and your positive feedback. Some users have asked whether we can now link Evidence to the QA Hub and we have agreed that this could be a very useful feature and one we will work on in for launch this spring. In the meantime it is necessary to identify Evidence records that you require to submit for QA, which we
We’ve made it easier for you to share and send our Manifesto calling for action and consistency regarding energy efficiency policy. The Elmhurst Energy Manifesto With a general election taking place in May this year, it is more important than ever that we reinforce the message of energy efficiency across all the influential political parties to support our industry, reduce carbon emissions, and help create a prosperous energy efficient society in the UK. Whilst
Elmhurst is pleased to announce the release of our 2014 Annual Report. This edition of the Annual Report covers the 12 month period between the1st January 2014 to the 1st December 2014 and provides a summary of the organisation over the period. To download the full report click here.
Course location: Belfast, Northern Ireland/ Course date: March 2nd – 6th 2015 Elmhurst Energy is running its five day Domestic Energy Assessor Training Course in Belfast in Northern Ireland in January 2015. The course is targeted at people without previous energy assessment training or potentially for those adding to previous building management skills. Only trained, registered and accredited individuals are able to work as energy assessors. More about the course Arthur Watt, Business Development Manager for
Course location: Stirling, Scotland/ Course date: January 19th – 23rd 2015 Considering training as a Domestic Energy Assessor? Elmhurst Energy, a leading accreditation body for energy assessors, is holding a five day course in domestic energy assessment in Scotland for people without any previous energy assessment training or potentially for those adding to previous building management skills. Only trained, registered and accredited individuals are able to work as energy assessors. More about the course What a