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LABC and Elmhurst Energy Agree Industry Support Package

Elmhurst Energy, the UK's leading independent energy rating software, accreditation and training provider, has signed an agreement with LABC (Local Authority Building Control) to become an information and training partner. Elmhurst Energy will have 'Preferred Partner' status. This will make Elmhurst's energy rating expertise available to all local authority building control departments via their LABC membership.

As the member organisation representing all local authority building control departments in England and Wales, LABC wants to ensure that its members have access to an LABC/Elmhurst specialist technical helpline, as well as dedicated training programmes on energy rating, and specific qualifications on EPCs (Energy Performance Certificates), DECs (Display Energy Certificates) and Commercial EPCs.

Dr Gavin Dunn, Elmhurst Energy's Operations Director, commented, “This is a great new alignment of industry and regulatory organisations. It recognises the quality and authority of the Elmhurst Energy Rating system and reinforces the role of Building Control in ensuring energy efficiency within the built environment – an increasingly crucial task.”

For LABC, Chief Executive Paul Everall said, “LABC has over 4,000 surveyors and support officers who need fast access to information on the new energy ratings and certificates. We also know the industry needs practical guidance, too. So our first project with Elmhurst is to disseminate straightforward guidance notes and training.”

Paul Everall continues…”And we recognise that the Building Regulations covering 'energy' will keep on developing. So our partnership with Elmhurst will enable us to provide strategic leadership to both the homes and commercial segments within the building industry.”

Building Regulation emissions calculations and Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) can only be produced using an approved software methodology. The popularity of Elmhurst Energy's system results from the fact that it combines a government approved software with comprehensive, expert, UK-based, technical support and a full programme of customer-focused training plus an approved auditing and monitoring procedure.

Elmhurst Energy Systems Ltd has more than twenty years technical experience in the energy measurement industry. The company attends and contributes to all relevant Communities and Local Government (CLG) meetings in England and Wales, also lending the same support and advice to the Scottish Buildings Standards (SBS) and the Department of Finance and Personnel of Northern Ireland (DFPNI).

Elmhurst Energy System's software and information about accreditation and training can be obtained by contacting enquiries@elmhurstenergy.co.uk or phoning 00 44 1455 883250.

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