Each Home Counts Newsletter 7 October 2016

 

‘Each Home Counts Review’ Newsletter

7th October 2016

Hello!

 

The Review team are engaging with BEIS Ministers to discuss the Review high level recommendations and report.

 

We plan to publish the Review report as soon as we can and will keep you informed regarding when that will be.  We appreciate your continued patience in the meantime.

Implementation Board
The seventh Implementation Board took place on Thursday 6th October.  The meeting was really productive and discussed many aspects of how the proposed recommendations from the Review can be implemented.  The specific topics covered at the meeting were:

·       A Quality Mark Framework including Code of Conduct/Consumer Charter and Codes of Practice

·       An Information Hub/Data Warehouse

·       The Strategic Governance

·       The Business Model – how the new framework can be funded and sustainable going forward

·       Key Review Recommendations and Actions

 
The BSI Retrofit Task group
The BSI Retrofit Task group, set up to take forward the Codes of Practice recommendation under the Review has now finalised a strategy paper outlining its:

·       approach,

·       objectives and

·       focus around the development of a framework of standards for the retrofit of existing buildings.

Funding has been made available for a piece of research to identify the retrofit standards that already exist, to evaluate them in terms of their technical strengths and weaknesses, and to identify gaps that will have to be filled in order to achieve a comprehensive framework.

 

This work is being carried out in close coordination to the update of PAS 2030/2031 in support of the Energy Company Obligation and the Green Deal supported by BEIS.

The PAS 2030/2031 revision involves a complete review and update ahead of a revised publication to come into effect in 2017.

 
In other news…………..
 

On Wednesday 5th October 2016 the National Insulation Association (NIA) held a special members briefing event attended by 90 of its members.

 

The event covered Quality, Standards and Consumer Redress, Government Policy and Programmes and the ECO Extension and included presentations by Peter Bonfield, BBA, Ben Golding from BEIS, Ofgem and Neil Marshall from NIA.

 

This week…. Next week…..
·       A meeting for NIA members was held on Wednesday 5th October at BRE.  Peter Bonfield was invited to speak at this event and gave a high level overview of the Review.

·       On Thursday 6th October the Implementation Board met to discuss implementation of the Review recommendations.

Future events

·       Data Warehouse Workshop

·       Peter Bonfield to present at Energy Research Partnership (ERP) Low-Carbon Heat Project Launch Event

Tuesday 11th October 2016

Tuesday 11th October 2016

·       Review team to present at the NEA Business Support Group meeting in Oxford Wednesday 12th October 2016
·       Peter Bonfield to present at ESTA Energy Summit Thursday 13th October 2016
 
The Bonfield Review Team
The team is:

Peter Bonfield, Kanta Nar, Ben Golding, Pam Wynne, Alison Oliver, Nadine Robinson and Diana Menville

Work-streams are:

·       Advice & Guidance,

·       Insulation/Fabric,

·       Holistic Property Consideration

·       Home Energy Technologies

·       Smart Meters,

·       Compliance & Enforcement

·       Quality & Standards,

·       Consumer Protection,

·       Skills & Training

If you wish to speak to the Review team about any of the workstreams above then please contact Alison in the short term.

 

We welcome your interest in the work-streams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our joint email account, BonfieldReview@beis.gov.uk