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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 ground breaking 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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Communities with Character: MHCLG plans to increase garden towns

15 August 2018

The Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire, has announced his vision for councils to build more garden communities as part of the government’s housing plan. A prospectus detailing the main aims of the plan, invites bids for locally-led housing proposals of scale in return for tailored assistance in regards to design and environmental compliance. To be considered, submitted proposals must contain local character, good employment opportunities, strong services, integrated and accessible transport,

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Benefits of Hiring A Professional Energy Consultant

10 August 2018

Some energy consultancy can simply focus on reducing energy consumption, however much of the consultancy work that Elmhurst Energy provides focuses on meeting compliance with building regulations/building standards for both domestic and commercial new build properties. This encompasses everything from building design and materials to energy use. Energy consultants can give you professional advice Professional energy consultants can give you peace of mind knowing you are putting your trust in an expert’s hands. Their specialist

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How will Brexit impact ESOS

09 August 2018

With Brexit on the horizon, many people are asking how the UK’s exit from the European Union will impact the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). In light of this, many companies are stalling when it comes to complying with Phase 2 of the scheme, under the illusion that it will be scrapped. ESOS is the implementation of Article 8 of the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive, which aims to reduce EU energy consumption by 20% by

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BEIS publishes the next version of SAP

30 July 2018

In 2017 the department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) issued a consultation on proposed changes to the SAP methodology to be included in the next SAP version. On 24th July 2018 BEIS published the next version of SAP, known to industry as ‘SAP 10’. A copy of SAP 10 can be downloaded from here. SAP 2012 will continue to be used for building regulation compliance and production of EPCs until further notice. However, by

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Updates to document L1B and the Domestic Building Services Compliance Guide

20 July 2018

Approved Document L1B and the Domestic Building Services Compliance Guide were both updated on 6 April 2018. The updated documents deliver guidance on compliance for building work carried out in England. Approved Document L1B is a building regulation for England, regarding the standard for energy performance of new and existing buildings. The Domestic Building Services Compliance Guide is a document which supports Approved Documents L1A and L1B The changes apply in respect of: Building notices given, full plans

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Safe as Houses: Scottish government launches consultation on building safety

06 July 2018

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on making Scotland’s buildings safer for people. The consultation, which opened on 4th July and closes 26th September, seeks to gain views from stakeholders regarding fire safety in buildings and ensuring the safety of those who use them.   The consultation focuses on two main areas: The roles and responsibilities of those verifying, inspecting and certifying building work and the enforcement of compliance with building regulations. Fire safety

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Elmhurst Energy celebrates its 25th Anniversary

25 June 2018

Elmhurst Energy is celebrating its 25th anniversary within the energy industry. Formed in 1993, the company has gone from strength to strength over the past two and a half decades. “This is a proud milestone for Elmhurst Energy, but we never stand still,” says Stephen O’Hara, Chair of Elmhurst Energy. Our mission has been, and will continue to be, to create a more energy efficient society through valuable assessment and driving the improvement of all homes

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Government publishes consultation on banning combustible cladding

22 June 2018

Housing Secretary James Brokenshire has announced a consultation on banning the use of combustible materials on the external walls of high-rise buildings. The announcement comes in the wake of the Grenfell fire disaster in 2017, where 71 people lost their lives and subsequent handling sparked a national outcry.   In a move hoped to clarify the use of combustible materials, such as those used in Grenfell, the government is asking for views on revising building

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Government to fund removal of unsafe cladding in social housing

18 May 2018

The government has announced it will fund the removal and replacement of unsafe cladding from social housing, at an estimated cost of around £400 million. The announcement comes in the wake of an independent review into building regulations and fire safety, which was set up in response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy where 71 people lost their lives. In the report, Dame Judith Hackitt stopped short of calling for cladding to be banned, but later

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Late Payments Causing Misery for Construction Companies

11 May 2018

Research from The Prompt Payment Directory has revealed that persistent late payments are pushing construction companies to the brink of bankruptcy and causing unnecessary stress for professionals. A recent study, which interviewed 400 owners, MDs and CEOS of small construction businesses that suffer from poor cashflow, revealed that 74% of construction companies have been on the brink of bankruptcy or liquidation, with 48% blaming cashflow for their panic attacks, anxiety and depression. The industry has


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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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