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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 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.

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Chancellor to announce £2bn home insulation scheme

07 July 2020

There can be much debate had about the best approaches to improving our UK housing stock in a prioritised and sequenced manner that builds on successive stages of home improvement, from insulation, to windows to boilers and controls.  This scheme starts with the fabric first principle and I’m sure if delivered properly will see stimulation in economic activity and improve homes.  The grants being part of a wider green investment package will also involve retrofitting


Elmhurst Energy Consultancy lends expertise to groundbreaking Smarter Choices Programme

16 June 2020

Elmhurst Energy Consultancy is working with industry leading bodies to help SMEs secure funding for energy efficiency improvements through the newly created Smarter Choices Programme. The aim is to simplify the process for companies' access to energy saving measures by providing a single digital platform with bundled access to financing, the choice of recommended and accredited contractors, integration of the latest Measurement & Verification (M&V) technology and performance insurance. Non-Domestic Energy Assessors would lie at


Study reveals top 10 tips to reduce carbon footprint – and most include your house!

26 May 2020

A study led by Dr Diana Ivanova from Leeds University has highlighted the top ten ways to for people to reduce their carbon footprints - and nearly half involve improving your house.   Current household emissions in the UK are around 10 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, which Dr Ivanova argues can be reduced by a staggering 9 tonnes by implementing the highlighted measures. Top of the list is living car free at a


Five ways to improve your SAP score

01 May 2020

There's no two ways about it, in order to gain compliance you must ensure your SAP score meets the Target Emissions Rate for your property. So what are the best ways to improve your SAP score? Our technical consultant Jacob Dimes provides five key things to consider:   1. Use a professionally accredited assessor: ensure that you employ the services of a professionally accredited assessor, like the staff at Elmhurst Energy Consultancy, who ensure they


Covid-19 Update

31 March 2020

The health and well-being of our clients, colleagues and the wider community remains our top priority in the midst of this global pandemic.  As such, we have successfully implemented our working from home policy, allowing for the smooth continuation of our services. It’s certainly an interesting time at the moment, but many in the industry are seeing this as an opportunity to push ahead with the planning stages of projects to ensure their compliance and to


Deadline extended for Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) Scheme

31 March 2020

The government has released a press release stating that businesses will be given an additional three months to file accounts with Companies House to help companies avoid penalties as they deal with the impact of COVID-19. This means that companies whose financial year ends in March 2020, will be given additional time to prepare their SECR submission for inclusion in the Directors' Report.   Speak with the experts  Elmhurst Energy Consultancy has been established for


When are SAP calculations required?

19 March 2020

If you are beginning a new construction project for a residential property, you may be required to complete SAP calculations. What is a SAP calculation? A SAP calculation measures how energy efficient a property is and is the base calculation for an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate).   Building Regulations require a SAP calculation to be carried out for all new residential developments – otherwise the project may not be approved.   So, when are SAP calculations required? SAP calculations for


This Spring, don't forget about completing SAP calculations for your new build!

24 February 2020

As February slowly but surely draws to a close, we will shortly welcome spring and the warmer weather that comes with it. Along with this, the change in temperature is all-round motivating for many people, resulting in more plans being made, more projects agreed to, and more physical activities underway. This is especially the case in the construction industry. With the warmer weather crawling back into our lives, construction projects will begin to quickly make progress.


ESOS vs SECR: what’s the difference?

06 February 2020

"SECR… didn’t we just do that for ESOS?” We’ve heard this phrase from many of our clients who, understandably, are confused between the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) and Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR). They are two separate pieces of legislation, with different aims and timeframes. Let’s take a look: What are they? At the most basic level, the difference between SECR and ESOS is what they measure; SECR focuses on a company's emissions,


SAP calculations for new builds explained

31 January 2020

As a house builder or developer in the UK, you'll already know that SAP calculations are required for all residential new builds. However, leading consultancy services will often complete SAP calculations on your behalf to produce the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and ensure building compliance. So below, we take a look at the three main stages involved with SAP calculations: As Designed, Build and As Built. 1. As Designed An accredited SAP assessor uses the detailed plans

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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