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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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What is an Overheating Risk Assessment?

16 May 2022

With the introduction of the new Part O: Overheating in the Building Regulations from this June, you may be asking yourself what exactly is overheating, and how is it addressed in the Building Regulations? Firstly, we must discuss what exactly overheating is, and then we will look at the methods used to carry out Overheating Risk Assessments as detailed in the new Approved Document O. What is overheating? A simple definition of overheating is the

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Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting- Common mistakes

14 April 2022

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting requires the companies that qualify to report on their UK energy use, and the associated greenhouse gas emissions produced. To ensure that your business has the necessary data available to it once it is time to produce your SECR report, there are a few common mistakes to be avoided. What is SECR? SECR stands for Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting, and is a mandatory UK government framework that replaced the

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How to complete a SECR report

29 March 2022

The financial year for many companies is coming to an end. But for over 10,000 UK companies this is only the beginning...! Companies in scope for Streanlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) must include a SECR report within their directors' report to Companies House.  The process of completing a Streamlined Energy and Carbon Report (SECR) can be a pain-free process and is something we can help with. The overall process is outlined below: 1.   

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How does Part L product modelling work?

09 March 2022

The UK was the first major economy to pass a net zero emissions target into law. With heating and powering homes accounting for 22% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the UK in 2018, it is clear that addressing and improving the energy efficiency of both existing (through holistic retrofit projects) and new build homes is a vital area to consider. It is much cheaper and easier to build energy efficient, low carbon homes rather

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What is involved in producing a SECR report?

03 March 2022

The deadline for Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR)is fast approaching. That’s because a SECR report must be included in eligible companies’ directors’ reports to Companies House, and most companies’ financial years run from April to March. What is SECR? SECR is a mandatory government framework whereby eligible companies must report on their annual energy consumption and carbon emissions. What is the process of completing a SECR Report? The process of producing a Streamlined Energy

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How to prepare for the new building regulations

17 February 2022

With the new regulations announced and their introduction coming in June 2022, getting ahead of the game and prepared for these new regulations will be important for a variety of businesses. What are the changes to the regulations? Changes to Part L of the Building Regulations (Conservation of fuel and power) have broadly tightened the standards, with the U-values of elements being lowered, thus requiring higher levels of insulation and thermal performance than the current

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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

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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

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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,

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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


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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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