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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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The design and construction of homes – how to maximise comfort and sustainability

11 January 2019

Renewables and other, new, innovative products often grab the headlines in our industry, and it is recognised that this innovation is key in ensuring new technologies are pushed to market and start to replace the older, inefficient products still widely used in our building stock. However, our consultants reinforce that, in reality, low energy design principles are crucial. One of the main fundamental principles of sustainable homes design, alongside meeting compliance with Building Regulations, is

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Building Regulations in Energy Efficiency: What You Need To Know

10 January 2019

When it comes to energy efficiency and sustainability, there are a number of building regulations and certifications that builders are expected to adhere to. These set of minimum standards have become more specific and stringent as more people recognise the economic impact of non-renewable energy resources and their effects on the environment. Here are some examples.    Building Regulations Part L  Part L of the Building Regulations is a government-approved document that particularly ensures the

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Efficiency is key to reducing UK Energy Demand

03 January 2019

A recent report by Carbon Brief has shown that overall UK electricity generation has fallen to the lowest level in 25 years. Studies have uncovered that a transition from traditional incandescent lighting to LED has had a significant impact on UK energy demand, yet has remained largely unrecognised. Renewable energy has undoubtedly contributed to decarbonising the UK energy demand, with 33% of electricity in 2018 being derived from renewable sources, but studies reveal that improving

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ESOS Qualification date has now passed – Phase 2 is underway

02 January 2019

Elmhurst Energy Consultancy would like to start by wishing you all a Happy New Year, and we hope 2019 will prove to be a prosperous year for all.This New Year was a little different for some businesses, as it not only marked the start of 2019 but also the start of ESOS Phase 2. The qualification date was 31st December 2018, so as of the start of 2019, all those organisations meeting the qualifying criteria

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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

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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

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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

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'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

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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

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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


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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