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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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Cement- The CO2 Problem

17 December 2018

Cement is globally one of the most widely used man made materials and is second only to water as the most consumed resource on the planet. It is the crucial ingredient in concrete which as we all know is used for the construction building tower blocks, offices, car parks, bridges and dams. In the UK, cement was an essential component in the wave of post-World War Two development, particularly in heavily bombed cities such as


What You Should Expect From Your Energy Consultancy

04 December 2018

Most of the time, businesses choose the most affordable service when selecting an energy consultant or energy broker. Whilst this may be necessary to save your company consultancy fees, the quality of work done by the energy consultant should be highly considered as well.    To determine whether you’re getting the most out of your chosen energy solutions firm, here are some of the things you should expect from them. Ensures you comply with regulations


ESOS - the last guidance ahead of Phase 2 qualification date

04 December 2018

The ESOS regulatory bodies have released their latest ESOS Newsletter, which is welcomed by Elmhurst Energy Consultancy as the last newsletter that will be issued ahead of the Phase 2 qualification date at the end of this month. In previous editions of the newsletter, the regulatory bodies of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on the levels of non-compliance for Phase 1 of the scheme, as well as naming and shaming those companies who


'Zero emissions by middle of next century' The Energy Transitions ...

30 November 2018

The Energy Transitions Committee (ETC), comprised of representatives from industrial and energy sectors, have concluded that industry does have the capacity to reduce emissions and help to combat climate change. Heavy industrial sectors like steel, chemicals, cement, aluminium, and aviation face some of the largest challenges in cutting their carbon emissions. These sectors account for almost one third of total global CO2 emissions, with the amounts still increasing, just as other sectors are working hard


Companies need to act now for ESOS Phase 2

19 November 2018

Elmhurst Energy Consultancy is preparing to support the 10,000 businesses affected by the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) which has now entered Phase 2.  The compliance date is set for December 2019 and affects organisations with over 250 employees or those with an annual turnover in excess of £50m and with a balance sheet total in excess of £43m. Every business meeting the criteria requires some form of energy audit to ensure compliance or risks


Grand Designs: Cob Castle

31 October 2018

Yesterday’s episode of Grand Designs revisited ‘cob castle’, one of the largest houses to feature on the programme and also happens to be one of our previous clients! As described, the house is made from cob which is a natural building material made from subsoil, water, fibrous organic material and occasionally lime. Our energy consultant, Lisa, remembers the project well: “Performing the SAP calculation was an interesting challenge as seven years ago cob wasn’t a


Autumn 2018 Budget: What does it mean for Housing?

30 October 2018

In his 2018 Autumn Budget statement to Parliament, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced a series of proposals aimed to tackle the shortage of housing. Top of the list was an extra £500 million for the Housing Infrastructure Fund, a government capital grant programme which encourages housing development in areas of high demand.   Mr Hammond promised the money would help build 650,000 more homes through allow local authorities to make additional grant funding


What are SAP calculations?

18 October 2018

Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) is the government’s standard methodology for calculating the energy performance of new build domestic dwellings. Using basic presumptions for occupancy and behaviour, SAP calculations evaluate energy performance of properties and are required by Building Regulations/Standards before commencing building work.  A ‘full SAP’ EPC or Energy Performance Certificate is produced as a result of a SAP Assessment, which scores a property from 1 to 100 (also denoted as A to G) based on


Environmental Agency Release ESOS Newsletter

12 October 2018

The Environment Agency has released its latest ESOS newsletter containing the latest updates and key information relating to the scheme. In their October edition, the newsletter reveals the penalties issued to companies that failed to comply with ESOS Phase 1, research on energy audits and reporting, and guidance on Phase 2 qualification and compliance. Research on Energy Audits & Reporting including ESOS BEIS (the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) has commissioned research contractors


IPCC Report- How could this affect the Built Environment?

09 October 2018

Recently the BBC has released a report advising how leading world scientists were to meet in South Korea to discuss the realistic feasibility of global temperatures being kept to a limit of 1.5°c rise this century. This meeting falls off the back of the latest IPCC report released on Monday 8th October. It is well documented that the world has already surpassed 1°c rise since 1850 and now the summary of the report suggests that

Case Studies 

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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