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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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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


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


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?


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


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


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.


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


Applying for the Sustainable Warmth Competition? Then you should read this…

25 June 2021

The government has announced the launch of the Sustainable Warmth competition for Local Authorities. The competition brings together two fuel poverty schemes (Local Authority Delivery Phase 3 and Home Upgrade Grant Phase 1) into a single funding opportunity with £350 million available. The primary purpose of the Sustainable Warmth competition funding is to raise the energy efficiency rating of low-income and low EPC rated homes (those with D, E, F or G) on the gas


5 quick facts about SECR

17 June 2021

Heard about Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) but have no idea what it means? Read our 5 quick facts below to find out what SECR is, who it applies to and what you have to do.  What is SECR? Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) is a mandatory energy and carbon reporting scheme for large UK companies. It is a relatively new piece of legislation that was introduced in 2019 to replace the Carbon


Expert's view: Post Occupancy Evaluation What is it and why carry it out?

10 June 2021

What is Post Occupancy Evaluation? Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) is “the process of obtaining feedback on a building’s performance in use after it has been built and occupied”[1]. POE is intended to investigate how well a building achieves the needs of its occupants, and identify how improvements in the building design can be done. For the avoidance of doubt, this article discusses POE in terms of the energy efficiency of the buildings, a strand within

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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