As part of its 25th Anniversary celebrations, Elmhurst Energy, the leading energy performance measurement specialist, has launched its new ‘Manifesto for Change’. The company believes its manifesto and its six simple and practical measures will help to significantly reduce energy consumption in the UK.
Elmhurst Energy’s 25th anniversary manifesto is written in the knowledge that by the end of 2019 the UK will have left the European Union and the requirements of the European Directive that demands EPCs will no longer apply. Elmhurst Energy sees this as an excellent opportunity to develop energy assessments and energy certificates without any perceived restriction and obligations that may have existed.
“For the last five years Elmhurst Energy has developed a manifesto which we believe underlines the highest priority actions for government and industry to reduce fuel poverty, energy consumption and the impact of climate change,” explains Martyn Reed, Managing Director of Elmhurst Energy.
“By documenting our views it provides a focus for the year ahead on which we will lobby and exert influence at every opportunity. Whilst we cannot claim all the credit, it is interesting to see that recent developments such as the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) and the Clean Growth Strategy were both things that we had asked government to introduce, so maybe our efforts were rewarded!”
The six steps in the Manifesto include:
- Use the opportunities of BREXIT to improve energy certificates
- Industry should work together to drive up the quality of energy certificates
- Government should devise and implement policies to deliver on their strategic targets
- Government need policies that focus on helping families out of fuel poverty
- Government to demand that energy certificates accurately reflect the current state of the property
- Industry extend the role of Energy Assessors to include best practice advice on how to reduce fuel bills and make homes warmer
To download a full copy of the Manifesto visit www.elmhurstenergy.co.uk