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Elmhurst Release Green Deal Software!

25 January 2013

Elmhurst Energy is pleased to announce the release of our approved Green Deal Occupancy Assessment (GDOA) Software!  The software application is available to all Green Deal Advisors (GDAs) who are registered with Elmhurst certified Green Deal Advice Organisations (GDAOs) in time for Green Deals official launch on the  28th January. Elmhurst’s GDAO software will allow qualified GDAs working with approved GDAOs to: Produce Green Deal Occupancy Assessments & Green Deal Advice Reports Lodge the


DCLG Announce EPBD Changes

04 January 2013

In late December, the Department of Communities and Local Governments (DCLG) published a number of documents announcing changes that will directly affect the production and use of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and Display Energy Certificates (DECs). These changes will take effect from the 9th January 2013, and will have a direct impact on Elmhurst members. The official published statement from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at DCLG can be found here, while updated guides relating


Elmhurst Christmas Opening Days

18 December 2012

Elmhurst would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Please see below for our opening days: Monday 24th December - Open Tuesday 25th December - Closed Wednesday 26th December - Closed Thursday 27th December - Open Friday 28th December - Open Monday 31st December - Open Tuesday 1st January - Closed Wednesday 2nd January - Open We will be open 9.00 am to 5.00 pm on our


Elmhurst in First Wave of Green Deal Software Approval

13 December 2012

Elmhurst Energy Systems Ltd is delighted to announce its approval from the Department of Energyand Climate Change (DECC) on yet another professional energy rating software product, Elmhurst’s  domestic ‘Green Deal Occupancy Assessment’ (GDOA) software. Elmhurst’s GDOA software is approved for the production of Green Deal Occupancy Assessments and Green Deal Advice Reports in England, Wales and Scotland. Elmhurst is rapidly preparing the software for its qualified Green Deal Advisors (GDA) that are part of Elmhurst


England & Wales Domestic Green Deal Advice Reports Are Live!

08 December 2012

Green Deal Advisors (GDAs) working for certified Green Deal Advice Organisations (GDAOs) or certified as sole traders are now able to create domestic Green Deal Advice Reports and lodge them on the live EPC Register for England & Wales. Domestic Green Deal Reports can currently only be created and lodged using BRE’s GDSAP tool, however by spring 2013 it is anticipated the GDSAP tool will be withdrawn. By this time Elmhurst will have launched its


Elmhurst Annual Report

07 December 2012

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


Scottish Government Launch Green Home Cashback Scheme

07 December 2012

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 to


Confirmation of Changes in Legislation for DECs

08 November 2012

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


Elmhurst Launch Design SAP in Northern Ireland

07 November 2012

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 by


New Domestic Central Register in Scotland

15 October 2012

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


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