On the 1st October2012, the Scottish Government launched the Green Home Cashback Scheme. The scheme offers owner occupiers, private and social tenants and private sector landlords up to £500 towards energy efficiency measures that are recommended in either the Energy PerformanceCertificate (EPC) or Green Deal Assessment. Properties eligible for this scheme will require an EPC or Green Deal Assessment before installing energy saving measures, and an EPC after the changes are made. In addition
Elmhurst is pleased to announce the release of our 2012 Annual Report. This edition of the Annual Report covers the 12 month period between the1st October 2011 to the 1st October 2012 and provides a summary of the organisation over the period. We have seen numerous changes over the year, both internally and externally and although the poor state of our wider economy has meant little has improved over the last year in regard to
Elmhurst have now received final confirmation regarding the forthcoming change in legislation for Display Energy Certificates (DEC) for smaller buildings in England, Wales and NI. The following extract is from a communication received from The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). Subject to regulatory and Parliamentary approval, from 9 January 2013, it will be a requirement that a Display Energy Certificate is displayed in a prominent place in buildings with a total useful floor
On the 31st October 2012, a new version of part F1 of Northern Ireland's Technical Building Regulations took effect. The changes in the new version brought Northern Ireland in line with England and Wales in terms of assessing new build dwellings under the SAP 2009 methodology. As a leading energy rating software provider at the forefront of the industry, Elmhurst released an updated version of our Design SAP software that accommodates the changes brought about
On 1st October 2012, domestic energy assessors (DEAs) in Scotland saw the replacement of the Central Register for existing residential dwellings. The Central Register, managed by the Energy Savings Trust (EST) is similar in set-up to the Landmark register for England, Wales and Northern Ireland and will now charge a standard mandatory fee for the lodgement of Energy Performance Certificates (EPC). As a leading software provider and one of the largest certification schemes in the
Elmhurst is pleased to launch its new corporate website to its members, prospective members and members of the public. The website is a direct response to major developments within the energy rating industry – ensuring Elmhurst’s website is the place to visit for the most up to date energy rating products and services including industry latest news. The website is an intuitive application including features such as latest news, comprehensive industry glossary and dedicated areas
Elmhurst Energy Systems Ltd, one of the UK’s leading energy rating organisations has been accredited by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) as one of the first organisations accredited to certify organisations to the Green Deal Standard. In response to the UKAS Accreditation, Stephen O’Hara, Managing Director, Elmhurst Energy Systems Ltd comments ‘this is strong confirmation that we, as an independent organisation are fully equipped with a professional infrastructure and the technical expertise to deliver Green
To view the Elmhurst Energy Scheme Annual Report 2010 click here.
Elmhurst Energy Systems is delighted to announce it has have recently achieved ABBE (Awarding Body for the Built Environment) Assessment Centre status and are launching a new series of qualifications for both new build and existing dwellings. ABBE is a specialist qualification awarding body delivering a wide range of qualifications in the Property and Construction sectors of industry. As an ABBE Assessment Centre, Elmhurst can offer structured training and assessment leading to Level 3 Diplomas
Elmhurst is pleased to announce the release of our latest report on Commercial EPC Compliance in the UK. This second study is a follow up to the successful report published in December 2009. To view this report please click here.