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Event

The Sid Valley Energy Action Group (SVEAG) is holding a Green Vehicle Show on Saturday 17th March 2012 at Sidmouth College.  This is for Band A vehicles (less than 100 g/km CO2 and road tax exempt) plus electric bikes etc

Open to the public from 10:00am to 2:00pm with opportunity to speak to all the main manufacturers. Also expecting guest speakers from Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and Devon County Council to talk about eco driving. Food available and free entry. (More info closer to the date).


SVEAG

Dec 11

HI Devon News

Engagement

Ian Sturt represents DCHI at the Improving the Domestic EPC & Developing the Skills of DEAs seminar event at the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) on 12th December.


Summary and slides

Dec 11

DCHI News

CPD

CPD at Exeter meeting on 6th September is Exploiting the Internet (effective internet marketing for energy assessors)



Sep 11

HI Devon News

Engagement

DCHI is represented by Ian Sturt of HI Devon at the Plymouth City Council  "Changing Behaviours" policy development workshop linked to the Low Carbon Framework for which Plymouth is a Pilot Project.


July 11

HI Devon News

Engagement

Local MP supplied with articles by HI Devon proprietor, Ian Sturt, to inform debate on EPCs for Holiday Lets and the roll out of Smart Meters.


Articles

July 11

HI Devon News

Website update

An articles section has been added to the HI Devon website to provide access to some of the contributions made to the debate on energy efficiency and development of the assesment process


Articles

July 11

HI Devon News

Conventions update

Ian Sturt represents Quidos providing an assessor perspective at the OR Conventions Group meeting at Eland House. (DCLG). The group made some progress with issues requiring conventions to standardise practice. Work on development of the ORCalc software and updating the official guidance document is however on hold due to the lack of a current support contract. AECOM were working on these two elements. Commercial assessors will be aware that a similar issue arose when there was a delay in renewing support for SBEM with the BRE.



July 11

HI Devon News

On Air

Ian Sturt of HI Devon appears on the Politics Show South West broadcast by the BBC on air at mid-day on 19th June with parts repeated later on Spotlight.



June 11

HI Devon News

BBC Interview

HI Devon owner and energy assessor Ian Sturt interviewed on behalf of DCHI by John Ayres of the BBC for the Politics Show South West. The interview was to gain the assessment industry perspective on the introduction of EPCs for holiday lets.



June 11

CPD

Speaker meeting

HI Devon arranged a highly successful speaker meeting on behalf of DCHI. A presentation on energy efficient lighting and lighting controls was given by Enlighten Systems with support from Lutron.


Enlighten Systems


Lutron

June 11

Government policy

Display Energy Certificates for all commercial buildings

An ammendment to the energy bill has been tabled by MP Zac Goldsmith to extend DECs to all commercial buildings. This is widely supported since DECs have already proved their value in public buildings. Organisations which historically have not known their own energy performance have suddenly become aware not just of how they are doing year on year, but also how that compares with othe similar organisations. In addition theyt have been provided with recommendations on how to reduce energy use, and save money, at a far lower cost than commissioning a consultant. No wonder they are seen as a positive step.



Jun 11

Government policy

Consumer Protection in the Green Deal'

DECC has set out its plans for consumer protection and redress in the Green Deal.  It covers Plans for a new Green Deal Code to protect customers and an advice line to give impartial advice and referral to accredited Green Deal assessors, installers and providers as well as a route for any complaints.


The Green Deal will be linked to the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to ensure assessors and installers adhere to consistent and robust standards.


Document

Jun 11

Government policy

Zero Carbon Homes standard

Housing Minister Grant Shapps has announced what is claimed to be a tough but realistic definition for zero carbon homes. Housebuilders will not need to anticipate the lifetime emissions of each property as this is deemed impractical. They will however need to copmply with tough standards for fabric energy efficiency incorporated in future revisions to the Building Regulations


Press release

May 11

Strategic projects

A Strategy for a More Sustainable City

Ian Sturt today represented DCHI at a working group looking at the opportunities for colabourative working towards making Plymouth a more Sustainable City . There is a desire within Plymouth City Council  to address the sustainability agenda and the challenge is to find cost effective ways of doing so.



May 11

Government policy

Minimum energy efficiency requirements for Landlords

Under the proposals, announced at Second Reading of the Energy Bill:

  • From April 2016 landlords will not be able to refuse reasonable requests from tenants, or local authorities acting on behalf of tenants, to improve their property;
  • From April 2018 the government will make it unlawful to rent out a house or business premise which has less than an “E” energy efficiency rating, ensuring at least 682,000 properties will have to be improved.


May 11

CPD

DCHI Master Class

Bookings have flooded in for the DCHI Master Class for Domestic Energy Assessors on 25th May 2011 . Last minute bookings can be made at


Booking

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