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Tackling Fuel Poverty in Wales – a different road?

13 October 2020

On 30th September the Government in Wales published its 'Tackling Fuel Poverty 2020 -2035' consultation in which it outlines its plans to take households out of fuel poverty. In the foreword Lesley Griffith AC/AM states “It is clear to me further action is needed to lift people living on lower incomes out of poverty in all its forms and to safeguard against poverty in the future. This draft plan sets out clearly what we are


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PAS 2038 for the retrofit of Non-Domestic Buildings – Have your say!

09 October 2020

Many of you will know about PAS 2035, the domestic retrofit specification that was published by BSI including direct from input from Elmhurst. It outlines the functions of Retrofit Assessors, Retrofit Coordinators and the need for a retrofit plan for all dwellings that are being considered for energy efficiency improvement. The PAS has now been adopted for the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) policy and Government intend making it a requirement for all future initiatives, including


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PAS 2038- Retrofit of Commercial Buildings, draft released

06 October 2020

Many of you will know about PAS 2035 the domestic retrofit  specification that was published by BSI, including direct from input from Elmhurst. It outlines the functions of Retrofit Assessors, Retrofit Coordinators and the need for a retrofit plan for all dwellings that are being considered for energy efficiency improvement. The PAS has now been adopted for the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO policy and Government intend making it a requirement for all future initiatives, including


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What next to improve Energy Certificates?

02 October 2020

Elmhurst is delighted to see the release of the long awaited response to the call for evidence on Energy Certificates. The government recognizes responses from a wide variety of stakeholders and the document certainly makes interesting reading. The good news is, due to the delayed response, lots of the improvements requested have already taken place and there is now a clear action plan that we fully support and intend working with government on. Further good


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Consultation proposes upgrading private rented homes to EPC Band C by 2030

30 September 2020

The government department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy has today launched a new consultation which looks at improving the energy performance of privately rented homes in England and Wales. The main headline of this consultation is the proposal to make as many private rented homes as possible Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Band C by 2030, where practical, cost-effective and affordable. The consultation acknowledges a clear need to improve homes in the Private Rented Sector


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'EPC for Buildings' call for evidence outcome released

30 September 2020

The Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has finally released its outcome to the ‘Energy Performance Certificates for buildings’ call for evidence alongside an action plan. The call for evidence was originally released in July 2018 and sought evidence on how EPCs currently perform in terms of quality, availability and encouraging action to improve energy efficiency. The government received over 200 responses and from this has developed an action plan to ensure that


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Green Homes Grant and EPCs

21 September 2020

From one of our most recent news items you will know that Elmhurst was disappointed that the new Green Homes Grant voucher scheme did not use the EPC as the start point for improvement. Elmhurst, with support from PEPA,  have also expressed concerns about the Simple Energy Action website  that is designed to give consumers independent advice about their home. The service certainly looks good, and being fronted by Government will certainly provide readers with


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New EPC Register launched

21 September 2020

The new Energy Performance of Buildings Central Register was launched on 20th September 2020 for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The team at Elmhurst has worked hard in the weeks leading up to the launch (including over the weekend) to ensure there was a seamless transition for Elmhurst members. We are happy to report that no major issues have been reported and, for many, it’s business as usual! We made sure all of our members were


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New look EPC to be released

14 September 2020

A new Energy Performance of Buildings Central Register is being launched on 20th September 2020 for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Some of the changes will impact the way that Energy Assessors will work but Elmhurst has also taken the opportunity to develop some great new tools to make life easier. The changes to Energy Certificates will also affect estate agents, solicitors, building control bodies and others who receive Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) or Display


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£12bn investment in affordable homes announced

10 September 2020

Earlier this week, The Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) unveiled its plans to invest £12.2 billion overall in affordable housing and new measures to make it easier to get a foot on the property ladder. £700 million of this programme will be invested in new homes through the 2016 t o2022 prgramme, whilst the remaining £11,5bn will be used within a new Affordable Homes Programme (AHP) which will run for a five


 

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