Each Home Counts Newsletter 17th May 2018

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The Each Home Counts Team

The BEIS team is: Richard Mellish, Pam Wynne, Kate Duffy, Rob Light & Diana Menville. THE EHC Board Chair is: Howard Porter.

The workstreams are:

  • Code of Conduct/Consumer Protection (Liz Male, Liz Male Consulting / Peter Broad, Citizens Advice)
  • Standards (Clare Price, BSI/ Peter Rickaby, Peter Rickaby Consulting)
  • Compliance & Enforcement (Claire Curtis-Thomas, BBA)
  • Information Hub & Data Warehouse (Philip Sellwood, Laura McGadie, EST)
  • Skills & Training (Richard Bayliss, CITB)
  • Data Ethics, Privacy & Protection (Rich Hampshire, CGI)
  • Finance & Insurance (Stephen Huller, BNP Paribas Personal Finance)
  • Building Fabric & Technology (Peter Caplehorn, CPA)
  • Home Energy Technology & Renewables (Kelly Bulter, BEAMA)
  • Design and Installation (Alan Cochrane, Retrofit Design Services)
  • Measurement, Monitoring and Verification (Kerry Mashford, NEF)
  • Smart Meters (Audrey Gallacher, Energy UK)
  • Social Housing (tbc)
  • Pilots (BEIS)

We welcome your interest in the workstreams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our website.

Each Home Counts Newsletter 3rd April 2018

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Government confirms support for retrofit industry’s new quality mark

Quality Mark

A new quality mark for retrofit measures, currently in development following the recommendations of the Each Homes Counts review, has received important Government support.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has provided a loan of £1.7m to support development of the new scheme ready for a launch later this year.

Howard Porter, chair of the Each Home Counts Implementation board, said:

“This is an important milestone in the implementation of the Each Home Counts review recommendations.

“The intention is that the new scheme will allow businesses registered with the quality mark through its scheme providers to undertake work such as ECO-funded activity to tackle fuel poverty, as well as programmes funded by the social housing sector and private finance which is looking to invest in the UK’s home improvement sector.

“Such a quality mark builds upon the extensive experience of TrustMark in the RMI (repair, maintenance and improvement) market and MCS in the renewables market, and will reduce bureaucracy for small businesses looking to work in this space. It also helps to improve consumer safeguarding and provides greater confidence for investors.

”Each Home Counts is developing a consumer protection framework for the energy efficiency, renewable energy and home improvements sector for industry schemes, certification bodies and others, and for installers and other businesses.

The new quality mark is designed to be administered by a wide range of industry scheme providers, who will in turn be able to award the mark to those businesses that satisfy the required technical standards, code of conduct, and levels of competence and customer service. A consultation on these criteria opened on the 28th March and can be accessed here. Consultation feedback cut-off date is: Friday 13th April 2018, at 5pm.

In the meantime, the new quality mark is recruiting its interim board directors to support the transition to a full permanent board from September 2018.

For further information on development of the new quality mark please contact the quality mark lead, Simon Ayers at sayers@trustmark.org.uk.

You can also register for EHC news updates on our website.

Future Events

EHC quality mark presentation and workshops 9th, 10th, 11th April 2018
PAS steering group workshop 21st June 2018

The Each Home Counts Review Team

The team is: Howard Porter, Richard Mellish, Pam Wynne, Kate Duffy, Rob Light and Diana Menville.

The workstreams are:

  • Code of Conduct/Consumer Protection (Liz Male, Liz Male Consulting / Peter Broad, Citizens Advice)
  • Standards (Clare Price, BSI/ Peter Rickaby, Peter Rickaby Consulting)
  • Compliance & Enforcement (Claire Curtis-Thomas, BBA)
  • Information Hub & Data Warehouse (Philip Sellwood, Laura McGadie, EST)
  • Skills & Training (Richard Bayliss, CITB)
  • Data Ethics, Privacy & Protection (Rich Hampshire, CGI)
  • Finance & Insurance (Stephen Huller, BNP Paribas Personal Finance)
  • Building Fabric & Technology (Peter Caplehorn, CPA)
  • Home Energy Technology & Renewables (Kelly Bulter, BEAMA)
  • Design and Installation (Alan Cochrane, Retrofit Design Services)
  • Measurement, Monitoring and Verification (Kerry Mashford, NEF)
  • Smart Meters (Audrey Gallacher, Energy UK)• Social Housing, Bevan Jones,  Sustainable Homes
  • Pilots (BEIS)

We welcome your interest in the workstreams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our website.

Each Home Counts Newsletter 8 December 2017

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We are fast approaching the end of the year and the workstream leads have been making good progress on the implementation plans for the Review recommendations. The plans for the quality mark governance and framework are also starting to take shape.

Implementation Board update

The Each Home Counts Implementation Board had their monthly meeting on Thursday 7th December.

The meeting discussion focussed on the proposed joint approach between MCS and TrustMark for the Each Home Counts quality mark and details for how the framework governance can be implemented.

Work is continuing to understand fully the practicalities, detailed implementation timetable and funding for the proposed EHC quality mark approach and governance. The aim is to have the new quality mark scheme up and running by June 2018 and fully operational by October 2018.

Standards update

The BSI Retrofit Standards Task Group is preparing for the development of PAS 2035 Code of Practice for Domestic Retrofit and the updating of PAS 2030. Steering Groups for both projects are being set up, with a view to first meetings early in the New Year and delivery of the new standards in September 2018.  In parallel, new standards for the assessment of dwellings for retrofit, for thermal comfort and air quality, for air-tightness and ventilation for domestic retrofit, and for energy advice are being scoped out by members of the Task Group.

Peter and Clare have also agreed to travel to Glasgow in January to brief the Scottish Government about Each Home Counts and the BSI retrofit standards framework.

This week….. Next week…..

The EHC team are attending various stakeholder meetings this week and next week to provide an update on the Review reports recommendations.

Future events

Consumer Protection workshop TBC

 

The Each Home Counts Review Team

The team is: Howard Porter, Susan Jones, Ben Golding, Pam Wynne, Alison Oliver and Diana Menville.

The workstreams are:

  • Quality Envelope Functions (Simon Ayers, Trustmark)
  • Code of Conduct/Consumer Protection (Liz Male, Liz Male Consulting / Peter Broad, Citizens Advice)
  • Standards (Clare Price, BSI/ Peter Rickaby, Peter Rickaby Consulting)
  • Compliance & Enforcement (Claire Curtis-Thomas, BBA)
  • Information Hub & Data Warehouse (Philip Sellwood, Laura McGadie, EST)
  • Skills & Training (Richard Bayliss, CITB)
  • Data Ethics, Privacy & Protection (Rich Hampshire, CGI)
  • Finance & Insurance (Stephen Huller, BNP Paribas Personal Finance)
  • Building Fabric & Technology (Peter Caplehorn, CPA)
  • Home Energy Technology & Renewables (Kelly Bulter, BEAMA)
  • Design and Installation (Alan Cochrane, Retrofit Design Services)
  • Measurement, Monitoring and Verification (Kerry Mashford, NEF)
  • Smart Meters (Audrey Gallacher, Energy UK)
  • Social Housing (Bevan Jones, Sustainable Homes)
  • Pilots (BEIS)

We welcome your interest in the workstreams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our website.