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New Energy Related Products Directive

05 October 2015

A new European Union Directive came into force on 26th September 2015 which aims to set a minimum standard for heating and hot water systems.  The directive is designed to achieve the EU target of reducing energy usage by  20% by 2020.  The directive requires heating appliances with a capacity of up to 400 kW to meet requirements relating to energy consumption, efficiencies and carbon emissions.  This legislation does not impact on Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs)


Government looking to Streamline energy efficiency rules for Business.

29 September 2015

The Government (HM Treasury) yesterday unveiled  plans to drastically reform the carbon reporting and taxation requirements on UK Businesses. The consultation titled “Reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape” was published and runs until the 9th November 2015. Damien Hinds – Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury states within the document: “This Government is also committed to meeting our environmental targets. We will ensure that the UK can meet these cost effectively, taking careful account of


ESOS Newsletter Issue 5 Download

24 September 2015

Dear Elmhurst ESOS Lead Assessor, As part of your membership to Elmhurst’s ESOS Lead Assessor Register you will receive updates on the latest news about ESOS. The Environment Agency has released ISSUE 5 of the ESOS Newsletter (see attached), to keep you updated with information on the ESOS scheme. These newsletters will be sent out as and when there is new information to be communicated. The latest edition includes;  ESOS case studies


Elmhurst Energy Launches New Legionella Risk Assessment Scheme

17 September 2015

Elmhurst Energy has launched a new training and accreditation scheme that gives property professionals and Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs) all the knowledge, skills and tools to offer Legionella Risk Assessments. In the right conditions Legionella bacteria can exist in the water system of a domestic property and if left may lead to Legionnaire's disease, a potentially fatal form of Pneumonia. Under health and safety law, landlords of residential properties must ensure the health


There's a Hole in our Bucket Dear Amber, By Martyn Reed

14 September 2015

Recent news of a major set-back in the UK’s longer term programme for energy production should come as a stark reminder of ongoing challenges for the energy industry. Reports that EDF is struggling to secure finance for the construction of Britain's first new nuclear power plant in decades means we can no longer expect the plant to start generating power in 2023 as planned. The delay further illustrates how current strategies mean that delivery


UN Climate Change Conference promises new era of UK energy efficiency legislation, says Elmhurst Energy

11 September 2015

News Release: 10/09/15  Elmhurst Energy believes the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, 30th November to 11th December 2015, may mark a renewed focus on energy efficiency in the United Kingdom following the dramatic cuts to ECO, the Green Deal and the Feed in Tariff (FiT). 196 countries, including the British Government, will be represented at the Conference, which meets with an objective to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on


Changing Market Attitudes?

08 September 2015

Elmhurst has long been an advocate for energy efficiency in buildings, even before Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) were invented, and made mandatory for house sales, rents and new build in 2007. Before this we trained the vast majority of Chartered Surveyors who in turn were able to use Elmhurst Software to produce ‘home energy reports’ as part of their mortgage valuation/surveying work.  The home energy report was useful for home owners as it allowed them


Elmhurst Energy Responds to Announcement on Feed in Tariffs

03 September 2015

Energy assessors will be very aware that this announcement on Feed in Tariffs (FiTs) follows the disappointing news from DECC concerning the funding of Green Deal. At Elmhurst Energy, we will be working hard to support our members and the wider energy assessor industry through these changes. We will also be responding to the consultation by giving our full support to the solar industry. We will explain the negative impact of the proposals to the government


TechNet is coming to Stirling

27 August 2015

As an energy assessor who is often out on the road and busy with assessments, it can be difficult to feel connected with other assessors and what’s happening in the wider industry. However Elmhurst’s TechNet event provides a unique opportunity to get together with your peers to discuss industry developments and innovations in energy assessment whilst expanding your network of contacts. The event was also designed to help you to keep up to date


Green Deal Q&A

26 August 2015

The recent announcement from DECC, withdrawing further funding to the Green Deal Finance Company came as a great disappointment to all involved in the industry. Elmhurst’s response has been posted on our web site (click here) which was also included in our July Headlines email  We are aware from calls received that there is still a great deal of uncertainty among our members and we list below some of the questions we have received together


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