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Earlier this month the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) published a proposal to either significantly reduce the need for DECs or abolish the need for DECs completely. There are various proposals in the consultation, “Display Energy Certificates: Current regime and how it could be streamlined and improved” Click Here. Elmhurst Energy strongly recommends that all our members respond to the consultation and may also like to pass this invitation to colleagues and like
Elmhurst Energy would like to draw your attention to a new public consultation on the Display Energy Certificate (DEC) regime for public buildings. The consultationwill run for four weeks from 11 February 2015. Read more here. The consultation is considering ways in which the current DEC regime may be modified in ways to reduce costs to the public sector, it also looks at ways to clarify which buildings should comply with the requirement for DECs and
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.