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Ofgem & BRE ECO Calculator Software Approval

10 October 2013

We are proud to announce that our ECO Calculator Software has been approved by Ofgem and BRE. This approval means that Elmhurst Energy have developed the most comprehensive ECO calculator Software within the industry. BRE and Ofgem have granted approval on all measures*, please click here to download a pdf of the specification or visit: for the full specification.  *exception of two measures ‘park homes’ & 'District Heating - heat meters' – which came in


New Scottish Building Standards

01 October 2013

On the 25th September, the Minister for Planning Derek Mackay announced changes to Scottish Building Standards due to come into force in 2015. From October 2015 new homes will be required to show an improvement of around 21% over current Section 6 standards. Non Domestic buildings will be expected to achieve an average reduction of 43% compared to current standards. A copy of the full announcement can be found here. Find out More As a


Last places for ECO CPD

25 September 2013

The initial response to the launch of CPD 19 - Introducing ECO and the ECO calculator was fantastic if you are interested in these ECO courses do book now, as there are only a few places remaining at select dates around the UK. CPD 19 – Introducing ECO and the ECO Calculator This concise session of CPD is designed to provide assessors with a clear explanation of ECO as well as demonstrate the functionality of


Dedicated ECO CPD Released!

23 August 2013

With the Governments Energy Company Obligation gaining momentum and press coverage of the scheme increasing, Elmhurst Energy is pleased to release a brand new CPD course dedicated to ECO! CPD 19 – Introducing ECO and the ECO Calculator Focused solely on ECO, our latest CPD course, Introducing ECO and the ECO Calculator, is designed to provide assessors with a clear explanation of ECO and Elmhurst ECO, our online ECO calculator.The three hour training course will


Elmhurst ECO - Designed by Energy Assessors, for Energy Assessors

29 July 2013

Elmhurst Energy is excited to introduce Elmhurst ECO! Quick and easy to use, Elmhurst's new online software application allows users to instantly calculate the ECO results required for application to the governments Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, a new mandatory requirement for all large gas and electricity suppliers to fund energy efficiency improvements to dwellings in the UK. There are currently three ECO targets, all of which require a report to recommend energy saving measures


DECC Announce £20 Million Green Deal Funding

27 July 2013

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has recently announced an additional £20 million scheme, to help drive the Green Deal via Local Authorities. The Green Deal Communities Scheme will allow Local Authorities to bid for funding, from the £20m, to put towards promoting the Green Deal on a street by street basis. Local Authorities will be able to identify the streets in their regions that would most benefit from the Green Deal process,


Updated Version of Design SAP Released!

18 July 2013

Elmhurst Energy is pleased to announce that the latest update for its market leading Design SAP software has been released! This update is a result of the Scottish Building Regulation changes announced on the 9th January 2013, regarding the lodgement of new build dwelling EPCs to the Scottish register. The changes came into effect on 30th June 2013, and since then the Scottish Register has been able to accept lodgements of new build EPCs in


Green Deal Cashback Announced for Scottish Properties

17 July 2013

The Scottish Government is offering owner occupiers, private and social tenants and private sector landlords up to £1,200 towards energy efficiency measures that are recommended in the Green Deal assessment. Up to £500 is available for insulation measures, up to £400 for a boiler and up to £300 for other measures (such as glazing, LED lighting and heating controls). Properties eligible for this scheme will require a Green Deal assessment before installing energy saving measures,


Low Carbon Skills Training Fund Released

04 July 2013

Skills Development Scotland has recently launched the Low Carbon Skills Fund for 2013-2014. The fund gives Scottish businesses with under 250 employees the opportunity to apply for up to £12,500 towards employee training costs. It provides funding for up to 25 training sessions and covers up to 50% of the cost, with a maximum of £500 per session. By increasing expertise in this growth area, Skills Development Scotland aims to harness the opportunities offered by


On Construction EPC Updates in Scotland

26 June 2013

Earlier this year the Scottish Building Standards Division (BSD) announced a number of updates that effect the production of New Build EPCs in Scotland. You can read the full report here or see below for an update on lodging EPCs in Scotland. From the 30th June 2013, the building regulations in Scotland will be brought in line with England and Wales to require all EPCs for new build properties* to be lodged onto a central


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