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Don’t scrap EPCs, redesign them to show cost, carbon AND energy metric – MPs warned

MPs have been advised that Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) should give equal prominence to cost, carbon and energy, following the design and the visual approach used in food labelling. Energy performance assessment specialist Elmhurst Energy is calling on the Government to make the change, to enable better formulation of future energy efficiency legislation. In its response to […]

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UK push for ‘green jobs’ at risk from new standards for commercial office low energy retrofits – says Elmhurst Energy

An official consultation on proposed new technical standards for retrofitting the UK’s offices, factories, hotels and other commercial buildings for improved energy efficiency has received opposition from professional energy assessors. A PAS is a ‘publicly available specification’, a sponsored, fast-track, consensus-building informal standard that is produced by the UK national standards body, BSI Standards Ltd. […]

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PAS 2035: What is it? Why was it developed? How will it affect the industry?

Stuart Fairlie, Technical Director of Elmhurst Energy, explains why PAS 2035 was developed. The history of PAS 2035 dates back to 2015 when Dr Peter Bonfield, then Chief Executive of BRE, was asked to lead a project of industry experts to review the way in which public and privately funded domestic retrofit projects were delivered. […]

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Elmhurst Energy has new guide to keep landlords up-to-date with Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)

Elmhurst Energy has updated its informative guidance on the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), for landlords and property agents in the private rented sector. Introduced by government to improve the quality of private rented buildings and reduce the UK’s CO2 emissions, phase one of MEES became effective from 1st April 2018. It is now unlawful to […]

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Elmhurst Energy welcomes Government's positive statements on retaining all EU Energy Efficiency laws

Elmhurst Energy has welcomed positive statements in ‘the Department for Exiting the European Union’ white paper document, the Great Repeal Bill.  This publication provides the most significant statement from Government to date, which assures the continued use of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and EU energy efficiency Law, post-brexit. The Bill will repeal the 1972 European […]

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