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Elmhurst Energy Consultancy are the leading experts in energy consultancy services, specialising in helping new buildings (SAP and SBEM) to comply with UK Building Regulations and Building Standards.

Our services help architects, building developers and self builders meet the critical need for constructing sustainable buildings whilst fulfilling legislative requirements across all sectors of the built environment. We can also help to guide you through your energy efficiency obligations according to law or building regulation and can even implement your next energy efficiency project or audit.

With over 25 years of experience our energy consultants have worked with many organisations on innovative and ground breaking projects, where  they have provided solutions to even the most complex building operations. Whether for a single property or a large-scale phased development, our team of consultants provide a hassle-free service, taking projects from design to completion.

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Government to fund removal of unsafe cladding in social housing

18 May 2018

The government has announced it will fund the removal and replacement of unsafe cladding from social housing, at an estimated cost of around £400 million. The announcement comes in the wake of an independent review into building regulations and fire safety, which was set up in response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy where 71 people lost their lives. In the report, Dame Judith Hackitt stopped short of calling for cladding to be banned, but later


Late Payments Causing Misery for Construction Companies

11 May 2018

Research from The Prompt Payment Directory has revealed that persistent late payments are pushing construction companies to the brink of bankruptcy and causing unnecessary stress for professionals. A recent study, which interviewed 400 owners, MDs and CEOS of small construction businesses that suffer from poor cashflow, revealed that 74% of construction companies have been on the brink of bankruptcy or liquidation, with 48% blaming cashflow for their panic attacks, anxiety and depression. The industry has


Government consultation could spell the end for ‘desktop studies’

13 April 2018

The government yesterday published tough new rules regarding fire safety testing on residential buildings for consultation, casting doubt on the future of desktop studies.  The recent announcement by Housing Secretary Sajid Javid comes in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire last June, which seriously called into question current building safety regulations. There is currently no need for a physical test to prove a building complies with fire safety regulations, with many organisations opting to


China’s largest developer bursts into the UK market with £400 million scheme

06 April 2018

China’s largest developer, Country Garden, has acquired a site for the development of 785 homes in east London for a reported £80 million. The Guangdong based company has acquired the Ailsa Wharf site, which has been approved for the development of thirteen housing blocks ranging from three to 16 stories high, and valued at around £400 million. The deal marks a rare acquisition by a Chinese mainland company and is an event that developers are


Government Invest in Housing Future

22 March 2018

Yesterday the Housing Secretary Sajid Javid announced that the government would be investing almost £300 million to create thousands of new homes in the North, West, and South East, of England. Greater Manchester, the West of England and Oxfordshire are all set to receive the boost of much-needed new homes with other areas shortlisted to also receive funding for major 'infrastructure projects' which could deliver over 400,000 new homes. This highlights a postitive step towards the government's


Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) Phase 2 Update

19 January 2018

Elmhurst Energy Consultancy explains what has happened with ESOS  since the end of Phase 1. For a refresher - What is ESOS? The ethos behind ESOS is to reduce UK based organisations energy consumption that goes hand in hand with saving large undertakings,carbon emissions and money, so that the costs of the ESOS audit itself are more than paid back if the identified energy saving measures are implemented. We can help companies achieve this. We are passionate about energy


Welcome to Elmhurst Energy Consultancy

10 January 2018

Elmhurst Energy Services has had a big makeover in preparation for its 25th year. We felt it was time for a fresh new look and also wanted a new brand name which better reflects the services that we offer to the built environment. Our work with energy calculations and services which relate back to building ‘energy’ efficiency led us to our new brand name, Elmhurst Energy Consultancy. As Elmhurst Energy Consultancy we deal in all


Time to act on Minimum Energy Standards

30 May 2017

Time is running out for owners of commercial buildings to avoid the risk of breaking the law and to make vital energy saving improvements. It is a critical time for facilities and energy managers looking after domestic and commercial rental properties, with some significant changes to energy legislation afoot.  From 1st April 2018, it will be unlawful to grant new leases, to new or existing tenants, for properties in England and Wales that do not


Details of 16 million EPCs and DECs made open data

20 April 2017

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has made the register of Energy Performance Certificates and Display Energy Certificates accessible, with a new powerful, user friendly application. Access to the data is free and requires users to complete a simple registration process, which takes seconds. The BBC had an influence in making the data public when, in January 2014, they attempted to get access to the data under the Environmental Information Regulations. When their


Confidence in New build Market

02 March 2017

Great news in the new build housing market with some great figures released from one of the UK's largest house builders, Persimmon. Annual profits have risen by nearly a quarter, and it has described the market as very “confident”. Persimmon sold over 15,000 new homes last year, 599 more than in 2015, with average prices rising by 3.8% to £206,765.  It also added that 2017 has got off to a promising start, with encouraging activity from

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Our energy efficiency experts provide energy consultancy services, audits and building performance testing to organisations looking to construct or manage compliant and sustainable energy efficient buildings. This includes services for anyone wanting to run a more energy efficient business aiming to optimise cost and carbon savings.  You may recognise some of the organisations that have received such services:

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