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.

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What’s new with the updated Part L of the Building Regulations?

21 December 2021

With the release of the new Part L of the Building Regulations, it is now the perfect time to take a look at the new regulations and understand not only the changes that have been implemented, but also to look at the wider picture and understand why these changes to the regulations have been made. Here we will focus on the changes to the new-build homes, where the changes will be felt most. So what


Demonstrating retrofit improvements

07 December 2021

It is estimated that 27 million homes in the UK need retrofitting, roughly 900,000 homes per year from 2020 to 2050, in order for the UK to achieve net zero carbon by 2050. That equates to 2466 homes per day, or 1.7 homes per minute, every minute for 30 years[1]. This is clearly a monumental task, and a key aspect of this is demonstrating that the measures being installed as part of retrofits are actually


Measured Energy Performance- Behind the Scenes

29 November 2021

Measured Energy Performance is our service that can help evaluate and monitor the performance of your retrofit projects. Measured Energy Performance (MEP) utilises accurate measurements of the Heat Transfer Coefficient (HTC) of the property in question, along with an RdSAP-style survey in order to produce a more accurate EPC rating for a property. Property survey Before any monitors are installed, a survey of the property is conducted. Details on the physical geometry of the property,


Consultancy takes centre stage at Future of Energy Conference

26 November 2021

Elmhurst Energy Consultancy was delighted to feature at Elmhurst Energy’s Future of Energy Conference, which took place Tuesday 23rd November. Chris Ricketts, the Business Manager for Consultancy, delivered a presentation on Measured Energy Performance and how it can be used to reduce the performance gap, compare As Built SAP calculations to actual performance, and measure the success of energy saving measures for retrofit. Measured Energy Performance (MEP) is a pioneering new service which uses ground-breaking


A guide to PAS 2035 retrofit evaluation

16 November 2021

PAS 2035 is the over-arching document in the retrofit standards framework which was introduced following the recommendations of the Each Home Counts review. Part of the PAS 2035 process requires that the monitoring and evaluation of the retrofit is carried out in order to claim compliance. Three different ‘levels’ of retrofit evaluation are required under PAS 2035, namely basic, intermediate or advanced, depending on the performance of the individual retrofit project. Basic monitoring and evaluation


Why carry out retrofit evaluation?

04 November 2021

Retrofitting our existing buildings to reduce their energy usage and improve the quality of life for their occupants is a key area to target if the UK is to reach its target of net zero carbon by 2050, which was enshrined in law in 2019. In 2019, buildings accounted for 30% of the UK’s emissions, with 23% of this produced by heating buildings[1]. Building new homes to higher standards will be set out in the


What actually happens at COP?

02 November 2021

Yesterday the world descended on Glasgow for the 26th Conference of the Parties, or COP26, as it’s known. But as world leaders, activists, and even David Attenborough, took to the podium, a lot of people are asking: what are they actually doing? The aim of COP26 The aim of COP26 is to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement (where countries agreed to try to limit global warming to 2C - but ideally


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


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


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

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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