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‘Struck Off’ Assessors : An accreditation body’s viewpoint Elmhurst Energy Operations Director Martyn Reed looks at how many of its assessors really have their accreditation withdrawn, and the important role that accreditation bodies play in maintaining the value of EPCs There has been a lot written recently about QA and the ability of an accreditation body to revoke an individual's membership. The recent concern expressed that the volume
We’ve received the notice below from DCLG advising of price changes in England and Wales: Amendments to Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012, April 2015 The Department has now laid in Parliament amendments to the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations (England and Wales) 2012. These changes can be found at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/uksi/2015/609. The most important update for schemes is that the statutory fees for lodging the data from which certificates and reports may be
We’ve received the notice below from DCLG advising of price changes In Northern Ireland: Changes to Fees for lodging documents on the Energy Performance Certificate Registers The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 (as amended), requires energy performance certificates and recommendation reports; display energy certificates and advisory reports; and air-conditioning inspection reports to be lodged on registers maintained by a Register Keeper. Northern Ireland, England and Wales have a joint contract
DECC has announced the third release of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, worth up to £70 million. From midday, Monday 16 March, the third phase of the HIF scheme will open to new applications for the new release of funding. Up to £5,600 available to households in England and Wales to help with the cost of installing certain energy saving measures such as solid wall insulation, double glazing, boilers, cavity wall and floor insulation.
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
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
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
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
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