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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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Ground-breaking thermal performance methodology proves ECO3 success!

17 December 2020

Just a few years ago SmartHTC was a little-known research methodology being refined by the small but dedicated start-up company Build Test Solutions (BTS). Now, after the latest in a long line of successes, the industry is taking note of this ground-breaking building performance technique that has successfully made the journey from research lab to commercially successful Measured Energy Performance service. Indispensable tool for ECO3 Validation The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government initiative


Elmhurst Energy secures investment for next phase of expansion

30 November 2020

Elmhurst Energy (Elmhurst Energy Consultancy's parent company) has concluded a major deal that will see significant investment into the group for its next phase of expansion in 2021. Elmhurst’s holding company, Starpoint Holdings Ltd, has been acquired by Phenna Group, a specialist group of testing, inspection, certification and compliance (TICC) companies which will now provide Elmhurst with additional skills, contacts and funding for further growth. Established 27 years ago, Elmhurst is now the UK’s largest


My success with the Smarter Choices Programme

11 November 2020

James Kirkwood has been doing energy surveys, including DECs, EPCs and ESOS, for over 6 years. He’s worked in the environment sector for over 12 years, and has been dubbed the ‘No 1 advocate’’ for Smarter Choices due to his close involvement with the pilot research scheme and for demonstrating how it can work for the mutual benefit of assessors and SMEs. Here’s how he found the process…     First of all, what is


What Is Energy Management Consultancy & How Can Your Organisation Benefit from It

22 October 2020

Through energy management consultancy you can better understand your organisation and save energy within a building, whether it be your office or even your home.   Organisations across all industries are resorting to energy management in order to reduce their operating costs. Given that specific requirements and practices vary by industry, energy management consultancy is an ideal way to make sure your organisation is covering the core principles.  The scope of energy management consultancy Standard


New EPC Register launched

24 September 2020

The new Energy Performance of Buildings Central Register was launched on 20th September 2020 for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. What has changed? The new Energy Performance of Buildings Central Register has consolidated the existing England, Wales and Northern Ireland domestic and non-domestic registers into one single location. The new Energy Performance of Buildings Central Register will consolidate the existing England, Wales and Northern Ireland domestic and non-domestic registers into one single location. What do the


All you need to know about Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR)

10 September 2020

What Is SECR? SECR (or Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting) is a mandatory UK government framework. The purpose of this style of reporting is to simplify the process for companies and ultimately reduce emissions from business and industry by 80% by 2050. What Does My Company Need To Do? If your company was already sharing details about their energy usage through ESOS and CRC, then you can expect to qualify for the SECR. Alternatively, if


Find out how your properties really perform with Measured Energy Performance

07 September 2020

Elmhurst Energy Consultancy is delighted to announce the launch of our new Measured Energy Performance service, which can accurately measure the energy efficiency performance of a building and provide clients with bespoke advice.  What is Measured Energy Performance? This pioneering new service uses a combination of data inputs, low cost temperature sensors and energy use data to deliver a quick, low cost and practical way of measuring the performance of properties.  As part of the


How saving money could cost you more in the long run

04 September 2020

A few weeks ago we had a client who wanted a Design stage Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). As a job, it was relatively straightforward; there were no major issues and the building met compliance. Perfect! Or so we thought... Fast forward a couple of weeks later: the client had finished construction of their house and now required an As Built EPC in order to get sign off from Building Control. This part of the process


Homeowners to obtain funding of up to £5000

02 September 2020

On Friday 28th August Business and Energy Secretary Alok Sharma unveiled a new initiative that provides homeowners and landlords with advice on how to make their homesmore energy efficient through the Green Homes Grant scheme.    The scheme, which is due to open by the end of September, will allow consumers to obtain funding for up to two-thirds of the cost of the energy saving measures identified - up to £5000 – in the form


Welsh Government announces social housing retrofit programme

27 August 2020

The Welsh Government has announced a £9.5 million programme to support the energy efficient and low-carbon retrofit of social housing in Wales. The Optimised Retrofit Programme (ORP), is part of the Welsh government's larger Innovative Housing Programme, and will fund the installation of energy efficiency measures in up to 1000 existing homes owned by registered social landlords and councils. The programme is also set to reduce energy bills for occupants and provide new job opportunities. An

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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