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Elmhurst's TechNet Events

15 May 2015

Join us for one of the first of Elmhurst's TechNet Events – providing a brand new networking and CPD opportunity at venues near you... Announcing the first dates:Tuesday 2nd June, Lutterworth, Leicestershire (4.30pm to 6.30pm)Click here for forthcoming events in: Sevenoaks, Durham, Belfast, Nottingham, Cardiff, Cambridge, Manchester and Bristol About our networking eventsThis is a brand new programme of CPD designed to offer; • A facilitated networking agenda• News of industry developments, software and innovations in energy


NEW: ESOS CPD - Energy Efficient Lighting

07 May 2015

Elmhurst Energy is excited to be working in partnership with Industry renowned experts on Energy Efficient Lighting Mark Group Limited to deliver an event for anyone involved with ESOS.  Mark Group Limited the UKs leading energy efficiency solution provider has extensive experience in the field of Commercial Lighting Plans and assessments. This event takes place on 27th May and qualifies for 5 hours of your annual CPD requirement. With LED lighting becoming the light source of the future,


Preparing to vote

05 May 2015

As the commentators predict no party will have overall majority, our choice of the "minor" party has never been so important. Understandably, energy efficiency, reducing our dependency on carbon and taking people out of fuel poverty is high on all the political agendas, but higher on some than on others! Here is what the main parties are pledging when it comes to the Energy and the Environment. Here is what the main parties are pledging


OFGEM position on considering occupancy assessment in ECO calculations

30 April 2015

OFGEM have issued a recent communication to Utility Companies stating, absolutely, that ECO requires assessment of carbon savings to be based on a standard occupancy pattern and that it is not permissible to change data as a result of an occupancy assessment. Elmhurst only provides fully approved software to Industry. The Elmhurst RdSAP, SAP and ECO software do not have an "occupancy mode" or any means of amending parameters from standard occupancy. All Elmhurst software


Design SAP 2012

21 April 2015

Now calculates Code for Sustainable Homes credits. Our latest software release calculates credits for ENE 1, ENE 2 and ENE 7 in line with the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) June 2014 Addendum for England and Wales. This is one of multiple enhancements to Elmhurst’s Design SAP 2012 we've made in recent months to create an even more intuitive and feature rich product.  Elmhurst Energy is also currently the only accreditation body for energy assessors to have already


Design SAP 2012 Scotland

21 April 2015

Be one of the first to see the software and new standards for house builders.  How will the changes to Section 6 affect you and your business or clients? Elmhurst Energy is currently the only approved organisation for energy assessors to have received BRE approval for its SAP 2012 Software for Scotland. Design SAP 2012 will enable you to show compliance with Section 6  - Energy, due to come into effect for Building Warrant Applications


Are you maximising carbon savings under ECO2?

17 April 2015

Working with one of the country's largest insulation manufacturers, Elmhurst Energy investigated the carbon savings that can be achieved in an existing domestic dwelling, through insulating the cavity party walls. Using Elmhurst's approved RdSAP 9.92 and ECO 2 calculators, we demonstrate the significant carbon savings that are available for the average home. In our example, a modest sized three bedroom mid terrace house with an inefficient boiler and filled external cavities achieved 10.893 tonnes in


VAT- free statutory lodgement fee for Elmhurst's Scottish members.

15 April 2015

We have been advised by the Scottish Government that in line with England and Wales, VAT will no longer be charged on the "statutory" lodgement fee, i.e. the element charged by EST. Please note that your invoices from us will still reflect VAT until official notification is received from EST and that VAT still applies to the charge made by Approved Organisations for calculation and submission. In 2014, Elmhurst Energy led the industry in ensuring


Elmhurst Energy first accreditation body with Section 6 approval for new build in Scotland.

14 April 2015

Elmhurst Energy is delighted to announce that its excellent Design SAP software has been approved by BRE as meeting the requirements of SAP 9.92 and Section 6 Requirements that will be mandatory in Scotland from October of this year. The software will be released automatically  to existing customers later this month.  This will be your first opportunity to model house types to the news standards. Request a free demo of Design SAP 2012 here Not a


Understanding what customers think of EPCs

09 April 2015

Thanks to everyone who has been promoting our customer feedback questionnaire, allowing the public to rate their experience of obtaining their EPC. Our competition to win a Galaxy tab is now closed but over the  13 months for which it ran we distributed 10 tablets to the lucky winners. We also received lots of valuable feedback from the public which as you would imagine, demonstrates that Elmhurst Energy Members do a good job of offering


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