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Presentation from the Elmhurst TechNet event at Sevenoaks on 28/07/15.

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Elmhurst TechNet Sevenoaks 280715

  1. 1. Welcome to Elmhurst TechNet 2015-16 Your Hosts: Martyn Reed Vicki Gilbert Michael Johnson Nicola Scott
  2. 2. Housekeeping oFire Exits oToilets oRefreshments oPlease put all mobile phones on silent oAim to conclude at 6.30pm
  3. 3. About TechNet o Many of our members are hardworking sole traders who rarely have the opportunity to interact with others. o Networking is defined as “a supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having a common interest” o We hope that TechNet can be a network to; o Meet the Elmhurst team, and other members o Share experiences o Make connections o Learn from us and each other
  4. 4. Elmhurst Energy’s involvement: o To offer facilities o Bring you together o Provide a structure and some possible themes o Facilitated this two hour session, o Half formal – to hopefully improve your understanding o Half informal – structured discussion on things that effect you and other energy assessors working alongside you o Have your say about the issues that affect you and you can help set our agenda o But we need your input ..... It does also provides 2 hours CPD and we have some special offers for attendees, more later
  5. 5. TechNet going forward o A name and identity o Series of 10 regional events o LinkedIn special interest group, available only to those that have attended o Suggestions include o Regional chairman, with a modest budget o Merchandising o Negotiated rates with insurers and suppliers o Special offers on training o Nicola Scott has championed the idea, provide her feedback o Why do we charge?
  6. 6. Today’s Agenda o About TechNet - done o Overview of Elmhurst Energy o Technologies Update o Break for refreshments o Group Topics & Networking o Q&A’s o Conclusion at 6.30pm
  7. 7. Overview of Elmhurst o Established in 1993 o Energy assessment is what we do o Chair the Property Energy Professionals Association (PEPA) o Sit on the Green Deal Advisory Group, designed to steer the development of Green Deal
  8. 8. Our Ethos o It’s our Industry too o Quality, long term view o Deliver excellence in; o training and qualification o Technical support (90 in 90) o Make auditing a positive experience - here to help you o To be pragmatic and focussed on outcomes. Technical robust energy assessments that stakeholders value and respect
  9. 9. Range of services o Training qualifications and CPD o To deliver energy performance Certificates; o Accreditation of Energy Assessors o Development Energy assessment software o SAP o RdSAP / RdSAP GO o Steamline EPC o GO Capture o Green Deal – GDAR and GDIP o Energy Company Obligation – ECO 2 compliant o ESOS Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme o Training o Professional Body register o Property tools o Inventory training and certification scheme, o Floor plans training and software o Photography training
  10. 10. Our customers say…. ‘’I have never been so driven to succeed or incited to collaborate as I have than with my time spent with Elmhurst Energy. A rewarding experience to say the least’’ - Dennis, May 2015 ‘’A thoroughly rewarding experience, the training was delivered in a professional and patient manner by our great tutor ‘Jo’ ‘’ - Marie Hills, May 2015
  11. 11. Introducing Vicki Gilbert Business Development Manager
  12. 12. 2015 developments o Green Deal Finance Closure o Private Rental Sector Legislation Update o Deregulation Act o ESOS Lead Assessor Register o Software o GDIP Tool o Green Check o Streamline o GO Mobile with Elmhurst o Elmhurst Connect
  13. 13. Green Deal Finance Closure o Green Deal is not dead o It is the government support to the funding of Green Deal plans that has stopped. o This will have a significant effect on the Providers and the Finance Company itself o Only 10,000 of the 576,000 Green Deal assessments resulted in Green Deal Plans o The drivers for the remaining 98% still exist
  14. 14. Private Rental Sector - New Legislation o There is a legal obligation for as many fuel poor homes as reasonably practicable to be raised to a Band C energy efficiency rating by 2030. o Currently only 5% of England’s 2.3 million fuel poor homes reach the Band C standard. Raising standards will cut bills significantly.
  15. 15. Private Rental Sector - New Legislation o The Energy Efficiency (Domestic Private Rented Property) Order 2015 No. 799 o The regulations which have been approved by Parliament and been made into law o They fulfil a duty in the Energy Act 2011 o They will improve the energy efficiency of privately rented properties and will mean:
  16. 16. Private Rental Sector - New Legislation From April 2016, residential private landlords will not be able to unreasonably refuse consent to a tenant’s request for energy efficiency improvements where subsidies are available to pay for them
  17. 17. Private Rental Sector - New Legislation o From April 2018, private domestic and non-domestic landlords will need to ensure that their properties reach at least an ‘E’ EPC rating o Or must have installed those improvements that could be funded using subsidies available to pay for them, before granting a tenancy to new or existing tenants
  18. 18. Private Rental Sector - New Legislation o Any energy efficiency improvements must be financeable without any compulsory upfront cost to the landlord. o These requirements will apply to all private rented properties – including occupied properties o April 2020 - domestic sector o April 2023 - non-domestic
  19. 19. Deregulation Act - New Legislation o Legislation to protect tenants will increase demand for EPCs in the private rented sector. o From 2016 landlords prevented renting properties and that have an EPC rating of F or G. o Further piece of legislation has now been introduced designed to prevent Landlords taking retaliatory action against tenants who request
  20. 20. Deregulation Act 2015 o Introduced in the House of Commons on 23 January 2014, and received Royal Assent, becoming law, on 26 March 2015. o The Deregulation Act 2015, provides for the “removal of burdens on business, civil society, individuals, public sector bodies and the taxpayer”. o Section 33 makes significant changes to Section 21 of the Housing Act with the intent of preventing ‘retaliatory eviction’.
  21. 21. Housing Act 1988 Section 21 o Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 allows a landlord to terminate an assured shorthold tenancy giving 2 months’ notice without reason. o The Act also allows, if certain conditions have been adhered to, to accelerate the possession and a Judge has little discretion not to grant possession.
  22. 22. The implications of change o Section 33 of the Deregulation Act effectively prevent the landlord from serving a section 21 notice until the landlord has complied with the relevant legal obligations such as the; o condition of dwellings o the health and safety of occupiers of dwellings, o the energy performance of dwellings and that information has been provided to the tenant.
  23. 23. When do the provisions apply? o Sections 33 of the 2015 Act apply to assured shorthold tenancies in England granted on or after 1st October 2015.
  24. 24. Deregulation Act - In summary o From October 2015 any landlord entering a short term tenancy will risk losing their right to issue an eviction notice under Section 21 if they themselves have not complied with all their legal obligations, including the provision of a current EPC.
  25. 25. Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) o New energy-saving initiative introduced in response to the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive. o Applicable to “large undertakings” – oMore than 250 employees oTurnover of more than €50m (around £39.5m) and a balance sheet exceeding €43m at 31 December 2014.
  26. 26. ESOS o ESOS Lead Assessor training courses to PAS 50215 standard o Energy Audit training courses to BS EN 16247 o As well as training courses Elmhurst hold a Register of Certified Lead Assessors o Opportunities suitable for NDEA’s & DEC Assessors with relevant experience
  27. 27. Technologies Update o GDIP Tool - Green Deal o Green Check – Lead generation software o Streamline o RdSAP Go o Go Capture o Evidence Online
  28. 28. GDIP Tool o Green Deal Providers and Advisors can use the tool to amend a lodged Green Deal Advice Report (GDAR) o Example - it can be used to remove improvement measures or update existing improvement measure data values to suit the individual customer’s requirements.
  29. 29. GDIP Tool o The original Green Deal Advisor can also use the tool to add in further improvement measures which were not included in the original Occupancy Assessment (OA).
  30. 30. GDIP Tool Benefits: o Update the original OA to reflect the customer’s requirements o Create a GDIP report without revisiting the property o Add, remove and amend improvement measures (access restrictions may apply) o Quick four-step process
  31. 31. GDIP Tool o The GDIP report is included with an Elmhurst Energy Occupancy Assessment, where required. o Non-Elmhurst OAs may also be used with the GDIP tool at a cost of just £2 plus VAT, per report. o Complete our simple application form to gain access to GDIP software
  32. 32. Green Check o A valuable web tool for generating leads for your business o Embed Green Check onto your own website & your visitors can complete a simple survey about their property that will identify opportunities to increase their energy efficiency
  33. 33. Streamline EPC o Stock Profiling Software o For Social and Private Landlords with large stocks o Achieve legal compliance o Time saved in compiling the annual submission
  34. 34. Streamline EPC o Easier access to government funding initiative such as ECO, all of which require EPCs o Ability to analyse features of housing stock to identity areas for improvement o Ability to measure and report on the improvements made to housing stock
  35. 35. Introducing Michael Johnson Technical Support team
  36. 36. GO MOBILE– Video
  37. 37. GO Mobile With Elmhurst Energy’s range of applications designed for Energy Assessors
  38. 38. The ‘GO’ Range o RdSAP GO to complete the survey o Works both Online & Offline o GO Capture – catalogues & stores your evidence: o Photographs o Floor Plans o Notes o Fully Integrated
  39. 39. The ‘GO’ Range RdSAP GO for Android RdSAP GO for iOS
  40. 40. RdSAP GO FEATURES & BENEFITS: o Optimised for Android or iOS (Apple) o Fast, Flexible & Intuitive o New interface and layout designed for simplicity and productivity o New collapsible menus and number sliders
  41. 41. RdSAP GO FEATURES & BENEFITS: o Panel functionality – allows you to accept and process panel jobs o Lodge whilst on-site, or later at your convenience o Free to Elmhurst Members o Input data in any order, affording you control instead of restrictions
  42. 42. RdSAP GO FEATURES & BENEFITS: o New remote support facility o PCDF search facility o Also works without an internet connection o Works alongside GO Capture o Fully integrated
  43. 43. RdSAP GO
  44. 44. The ‘GO’ Range GO Capture for Android GO Capture for iOS
  45. 45. GO Capture FEATURES & BENEFITS: o Free to Elmhurst members o Easily organise, manage and retrieve survey evidence o Automatic cataloguing and annotation o Editable notes
  46. 46. GO Capture FEATURES & BENEFITS: o Built-in GPS o Safe Storage in Evidence Online o Provides helpful prompts o Works alongside RdSAP GO o Fully integrated
  47. 47. GO Capture
  48. 48. GO Capture
  49. 49. The ‘GO’ Range Also available for Android our new Floor Plan application - Elmhurst Sketch o Allows assessors to record detailed property specifications & professional floor plans o Optimised for android tablet devices and windows desktop and tablet PCs o Intuitive software based on moving a fingertip across or tapping the screen o Extremely easy to use o One day course available
  50. 50. The ‘GO’ Range Coming soon for Android - Green Deal GO o Mobile software for Green Deal o Reduces time spent entering data o Produces immediate recommendations o Works with our mobile EPC software (RdSAP GO) o Works offline whilst still enabling data input, calculations and recommendations for your customers with no time delay o ‘Empty property’ automation saves time spent inputting data o Free to use for Elmhurst members
  51. 51. Software Demo Michael will now demonstrate RdSAP Go!
  52. 52. Coffee Break
  53. 53. Introducing Nicola Scott Business Development Manager
  54. 54. Group Discussions Please organise yourselves into 4 small groups
  55. 55. Introductions Please provide a short 1 minute introduction about yourself including: o Your Name o A short overview about your organisation o The main reason for attending TechNet today
  56. 56. Group Topics Group 1 Do you have plans to become involved in other aspects of energy efficiency or property management industry in the next few years? If yes, what are they? Group 2 With the recent election what are your views on initial indications of the Government Policies for the next 5 years?
  57. 57. Group Topics Group 3 What new services, products or support would you like to see from your accreditation body? Group 4 How will the closure of the Green Deal Finance affect you and your business?
  58. 58. Thank you for attending TechNet today! o £15 discount off your next Training booking – contact Nicola Scott to arrange your discount code o Collect your 2 hour CPD Certificate before you leave o Join the TechNet LinkedIn Group o Please give us your feedback – Nicola.scott@elmhurstenergy.co.uk
  59. 59. Any questions?

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