About Us

 

Elmhurst Energy Consultancy are the leading experts in energy consultancy services, specialising in providing advice and services for the built environment and energy management sector.

We help clients meet compliance with building regulations, complete energy audits and identify ways to reduce carbon emissions and cut energy costs.

Using our framework of 'test, measure, model and improve' we are able to provide clients with an unrivalled building performance service, where we use the latest techniques to accurately measure the energy performance of a property and identify ways to improve it.

With over 25 years of experience, our energy consultants have worked with many organisations on innovative and groundbreaking 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.


News Headlines

Home

Heat pumps in existing buildings

22 October 2021

Context                                                      With the release of the government’s Net Zero Strategy in preparation for COP 26 in Glasgow, and the further release of the Heat and Buildings Strategy, addressing the factors driving our impact on the global climate is firmly back on the agenda after arguably taking a back-seat during the COVID-19 pandemic. Looking at UK emissions from 2019- a more representative year than 2020- buildings account for 30% of our emissions, with 23% of the

Home

To achieve Net Zero we’ll need research and innovation

21 October 2021

Earlier this week the government released its long awaited Heat in Buildings Strategy. The document sets out the government’s plan to cut carbon emissions from the UK’s 30 million homes and workplaces. Heating the UK’s 30 million buildings contributes to almost a quarter of all UK emissions which is why the government is particularly focused on cutting emissions in this area. But what does this mean for buildings? And how can research and innovation help

Home

Why are my bills so high?

21 September 2021

One of the top news stories of the past few days has been about struggling energy companies and soaring bills for households as a result of a surge in wholesale gas prices.  While the energy price cap protects consumers from a sudden increase in the amount they can be charged on a standard tariff, if the company they are with goes bust, they will automatically be switched to another provider- where they could face higher

Home

SECR- What are Scopes 1, 2 and 3?

08 September 2021

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) requires companies to report on their energy usage and the associated greenhouse gas emissions. These are divided into three Scopes, known as Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3. The division is to reflect the different sources from which these emissions are produced and how directly responsible the company is. But what exactly is in each Scope? Scope 1 Scope 1 emissions are direct emissions from controlled or owned

Home

How has COVID-19 affected SECR reporting?

02 September 2021

COVID-19 has led to changes in the way we work, with working from home becoming the norm for many of us. As we look to progress to more ‘normal’ times, it’s worth reflecting on the impacts it has had on SECR. What is SECR? SECR stands for Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting, and is a mandatory UK government framework that replaced the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme in April 2019. It was introduced

Home

Why is there an emphasis on electric?

28 July 2021

The interim update to Part L of the Building Regulations, due to be finalised in December of this year and come into force in June 2022, has put an emphasis on adopting electric heating systems over the existing fossil-fuel dominated heating systems currently found in the majority of buildings in the UK. How have the changes to Part L emphasised the use of electric heating systems (heat pumps), and why is this approach being taken?

Home

Notional Buildings

22 July 2021

Demonstrating compliance with Part L- Conservation of Fuel and Power of the Building Regulations is achieved through comparison of the dwelling with a Notional Building across two compliance metrics, the Emission rate and Fabric Energy Efficiency rate. This is expected to expand to three compliance metrics with the upcoming uplift to Part L of the Building Regulations to include the Primary Energy Rate as well. But what is the Notional Building that produces the targets

Home

A deep dive into: Compliance Metrics

13 July 2021

Achieving compliance with the current Part L- Conservation of Fuel and Power (2013) of the Building Regulations is achieved by comparing the actual building with a ‘notional building’, with two metrics currently used to illustrate this in England. Compliance is achieved by showing that the Dwelling Emission Rate (DER) is equal to or lower the Target Emission Rate (TER), and also that the Dwelling Fabric Energy Efficiency (DFEE) rate is equal to or lower the

Home

Why Product Modelling is the secret weapon for achieving compliance with the new Building Regulations

07 July 2021

June 2022 may seem like a far date away in your diary but not if you have less than 12 months to overhaul your products and houses. Why? Because on this date Part L of the Building Regulations are going to get a radical overhaul, meaning that buildings that met compliance before might not do so in the future. The same principal applies for products installed in houses such as boilers and heat pumps etc.

Home

The government’s holey strategy for delivering net zero

30 June 2021

Last week the Climate Change Committee (CCC) released its annual progress report on reducing emissions in the UK. The main takeaway? Detail appears to be lacking in the UK’s strategy to deliver net zero, with several gaps in government policy to deliver net zero emissions by 2050. Although the UK Government has passed into law the CCC’s Sixth Carbon Budget, the government is yet to publish key strategies, including the Heat and Buildings Strategy and


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:

Elmhurst Energy Services Ltd. 16, St Johns Business Park, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 4HB

© Elmhurst Energy Services Ltd 2021. All rights reserved. Elmhurst Energy Services Limited is registered in England, Company Number: 06087105