Each Home Counts Newsletter 18th August 2017

Hello

It’s the summer holiday period and we hope you are all taking a well-deserved break! Activity towards producing the implementation plans for Each Home Counts continues along with development of the website. Please have a look around!

Building Fabric & Technology

The Construction Products Association are hosting a workshop on 24th August to discuss the Building Fabric and Technology workstream of the Each Home Counts Review. The workshop will be held in the Conference Suite at The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT from 1.30pm – 4.30pm.

This workshop will focus on developing and responding to the three recommendations in the Each Home Counts Review that relate to the Fabric workstream. The output from the workshop is intended to support three subgroups that have already been established to develop the implementation work needed as part of the wider delivery programme.

Attendance is open to all with an interest in this area of Each Home Counts. This workshop is an opportunity for those that have not yet been engaged in the implementation phase of the Review to get involved and contribute to the ongoing work.

If you have any further questions please contact peter.caplehorn@constructionproducts.org.uk or duncan.king@constructionproducts.org.uk.

Code of Conduct/Consumer Protection

The draft Code of Conduct has been reviewed and updated in the light of feedback from BEIS, DCLG and the Implementation Board members in July.

This Code of Conduct is intended to set out the minimum requirements of good business practice and consumer protection that the scheme would expect to see reflected in certifying bodies’ own rules.

The Code of Conduct has been drawn from existing codes across different parts of the retrofit industry, and has been reviewed by trading standards professionals. It now requires more testing with industry groups, businesses, trades and professionals.

The aim is to circulate the latest draft Code more widely along with accompanying documents, including the Framework Operating Requirements for certifying bodies/scheme operators, and a draft Consumer Charter.  Watch this space for further details.

This week… Next week…

Upcoming events

Building Fabric & Technology workshop Thursday 24 August 2017
Home Energy Technology & Renewables Group meeting  Tuesday 19 September 2017
Quality Envelope Functions Autumn Date TBC

The Each Home Counts Review Team

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

Workstreams are:

  • Quality Envelope Functions (Simon Ayers, Trustmark)
  • Code of Conduct/Consumer Protection (Liz Male, independent/ Peter Broad, Citizens Advice)
  • Standards (Clare Price, BSI/ Peter Rickaby, Rickaby Thompson Associates)
  • 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)

If you wish to contact the Review team please drop an email to eachhomecounts@beis.gov.uk. We welcome your interest in the workstreams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to eachhomecounts@beis.gov.uk. Workstream leads can be contacted directly via www.eachhomecounts.com.

Each Home Counts Review Newsletter 4th August

Hello

As we move towards the summer holiday period, there still continues to be activity towards producing the implementation plans for Each Home Counts. The website is being further developed to make it easier to communicate workstream progress as we move forward.  We will keep you updated on this.

Implementation Board

The Each Home Counts Implementation Board held their monthly Board meeting on 3rd August. The focus of this meeting was to reflect on the recent stakeholder event in Westminster Central Hall on 12th July and to receive workstream updates from leads.

The Board discussed stakeholders comments received about the recent event. In general, most attendees felt the event provided a useful update on Each Home Counts progress. Feedback also indicated that some would like more engagement with workstreams than they have had to date. Each Home Counts continues to welcome participation from relevant stakeholders through the workstreams and has made it easier to contact leads by improving the website. If you are interested in getting involved with any of the workstreams, leads can now be contacted directly through the ‘Get Involved’ section on this website.

There was also discussion on the progress made on the Code of Conduct and that a revised draft should be prepared for wider circulation. The Board considered how the Code of Conduct relates to other key documents such as the Code of Practice and Framework Operating Requirements, yet to be produced.  These documents will need to be considered together to provide the appropriate context as part of the quality envelope. The Standards workstream presented the findings of the Gap Analysis Research recently completed by National Energy Foundation (NEF). This work will help inform development of the Code of Practice.

Additionally, the Compliance and Enforcement workstream reported on their first meeting which was held on 11th July. There was also a presentation by Tony Allen from HIES who will be leading work on guarantee protection that relates closely to the Finance & Insurance and Consumer Protection workstreams.

The next Board meeting will be held on 7th September.

Standards update

The BSI Retrofit Standards Task Group met on 26 July to receive the final report of the research into retrofit standards carried out by the NEF.

The research team has created a database of standards relevant to retrofit:

  • covering building fabric,
  • building services and
  • renewable energy systems.

Hundreds of standards have been reviewed and evaluated, and gaps have been identified.  The database will be used by the Retrofit Standards Task Group to assist with the development of the proposed framework of retrofit standards, which will underpin the Each Home Counts quality mark and quality assurance scheme.

The Task Group also considered an outline of the standards framework, embracing a new Code of Practice for the Retrofit of Buildings, other BSI standards (including BS7913 and an updated and simplified version of PAS 2030), existing standards from other organisations including CIBSE and MCS, and some new standards that will be developed to fill gaps.

Guarantee Protection – Call for Interested Parties

The Finance and Insurance workstream has decided to establish a separate strand of work focused on Guarantee Protection. The first meeting took place on 3rd August, chaired by Tony Allen, HIES.

This work will seek to develop recommendations for the Implementation Board on how to secure protection of guarantees provided for installations. The Each Home Counts Chair has asked for expressions of interest from any interested parties to be involved in this work. In particular, he is keen to hear from people who can bring the voice and experience of guarantee protection for policyholders, as well as those from the guarantee protection industry. To express an interest in participating please email eachhomecounts@beis.gov.uk.

This week… Next week…

EHC events happening this week and next week are:

Future events

Implementation Board meeting Thursday 3rd August 2017
Fabric and Insulation Thursday 24th August
HET Group meeting Tuesday 19th September

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

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, Rickaby Thompson Associates)
  • Compliance & Enforcement (Claire Curtis-Thomas, BBA)
  • Information Hub & Data Warehouse (Philip Sellwood, EST/Susan Jones, Each Home Counts Associate)
  • 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 Butler, 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)

 

If you wish to contact the Review team about any of the workstreams above then please drop an email to eachhomecounts@beis.gov.uk. We welcome your interest in the workstreams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our joint email account, eachhomecounts@beis.gov.uk.

 

Each Home Counts Review Newsletter 21st July

Hello

The Review Team have been busy over the past few weeks making arrangements for last week’s stakeholder event as well as presenting progress at the ECO Delivery Group and the Energy UK Energy Efficiency Group.

12th July Implementation Event

The Each Home Counts team hosted a stakeholder event in Central Hall Westminster on 12 July to provide an update on the progress made by workstreams since the Review moved into its implementation phase. Over 100 stakeholder representatives heard presentations on the market drivers for the review, workstream progress and the future direction of the implementation model.

The Review team would like to thank all those that participated in the event and we welcome the discussion that the presentations generated. The slides presented on the day are available to view on the website: www.eachhomecounts.com.  These cover the vision for the future implementation of the Review and contain detail on the progress of workstreams.

A Survey Monkey link has been sent out to all those that attended as we would appreciate feedback on the event and would like to hear any ideas you have for future events.

Compliance and Enforcement meeting

The Compliance and Enforcement workstream held their first meeting on 11th July and made good progress towards defining the direction of future work. A number of industry representatives have agreed to join the workstream committee and there will be opportunities for wider involvement. A follow-up meeting will be held within the next few weeks and a report on the outcomes of the meeting will be presented to the Board at their 3rd August meeting.

Future events

Guarantee Protection Workshop  (Finance & Insurance Workstream) Thursday 3rd August 2017
Implementation Board Meeting Thursday 3rd August 2017
Home Energy Technology & Renewables Meeting Mid September 2017 (date TBC)

The Each Home Counts Review Team

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

Workstreams are:

  • Quality Mark Functions
  • Code of Conduct/Consumer Protection
  • Standards
  • Compliance & Enforcement
  • Delivery Organisation
  • Information Hub & Data Warehouse
  • Skills & Training
  • Data Privacy & Protection
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Building Fabric & Technology
  • Home Energy Technology & Renewables
  • Design and Installation
  • Measurement and Learning
  • Smart Meters
  • Pilots 

If you wish to contact the Review team about any of the workstreams above then please drop an email to eachhomecounts@beis.gov.uk.

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

Each Home Counts Review Newsletter 7th July 2017

Hello

Our stakeholder event in London is on Thursday 12th July focussing on the implementation phase of the Review and workstream progress. We still have very limited places left.  If you would like to attend, please register your interest here. We will fill the remaining places on a first come first served basis.

Implementation Board

The Implementation Board held their monthly meeting on Thursday 6th July, welcoming two new members to the Board. These are Bevan Jones from Sustainable Homes who will lead the Social Housing workstream and Rich Hampshire from CGI who will take forward work on Data Ethics, Privacy & Protection. Discussion in the meeting focused on the detail behind proposals for the quality envelope functions and preparation for the stakeholder event next week (12th July).

Standards update

On 3rd July the BSI Retrofit Standards Task Group, part of the Standards workstream, received a preliminary presentation of the findings of the retrofit standards research from the National Energy Foundation (NEF). Task Group members will review the findings and comment before the final submission of NEF’s report and presentation of their findings on 26th July.

The purpose of the research is to evaluate current retrofit standards and identify gaps. Over the summer, the Task Group will use NEF’s findings to help define the structure and content of a framework of retrofit standards to support the implementation of Each Home Counts, and to develop a plan for enhancing or improving existing standards, and filling gaps, as necessary.  Subject to funding, it is anticipated that a preliminary version of the retrofit standards framework may be put in place during 2018, although the development of any necessary new standards may take a little longer.

A key element of the framework will be an over-arching Code of Practice for Building Retrofit (the Code of Practice called for by the Each Home Counts review), which will itself refer to many other existing standards and some new standards.  In the meantime, PAS 2030: 2017 will remain in place, although the Task Group anticipates that the retrofit standards framework will include a new, simplified version of PAS 2030, and that some topics currently covered by PAS 2030 will be included in the Code of Practice or elsewhere in the framework. Adherence to the relevant technical standards set out in the retrofit standards framework will be a mandatory for organisations holding the Each Home Counts Quality Mark.

This week… Next week…

There are several stakeholder meetings being held over the next week including:

Future events

Implementation Board meeting Thursday 6th July 2017
MM&V core working group meeting Friday 7th July 2017
Compliance & Enforcement meeting Tuesday 11th July
Stakeholder event Wednesday 12th July 2017

The Each Home Counts Review Team

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

Workstreams are:

  • Quality Envelope Functions (Simon Ayers, Trustmark)
  • Code of Conduct/Consumer Protection (Liz Male, Trustmark/ Peter Broad, Citizens Advice)
  • Standards (Clare Price, BSI/ Peter Rickaby, Rickaby Thompson Associates)
  • Compliance & Enforcement (Claire Curtis-Thomas, BBA)
  • Information Hub & Data Warehouse (Philip Sellwood, Susan Jones, EST)
  • Skills & Training (Richard Bayliss, CITB)
  • Data Ethics, Privacy & Protection (Rich Hampshire, CGI)
  • Finance & Insurance (Stephen Huller, BNP Paribas)
  • 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)

If you wish to contact the Review team about any of the workstreams above then please drop an email to eachhomecounts@beis.gov.uk.

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

 

 

Each Home Counts Review Newsletter 23rd June 2017

Hello

The implementation of the Each Home Counts Review recommendations is gathering pace. The Review team are planning a stakeholder event on July 12th in London to update stakeholders on the progress that has been made.

Implementation Board

The Each Home Counts Implementation Board held their monthly Board meeting on 1st June to give updates on the workstreams’ implementation plans. This included discussions on the proposals for the quality mark which have been revised following stakeholder feedback from the Quality Mark Workshop led by Simon Ayers on May 18th.

The Board met again on 14th June to take part in a workshop to discuss solutions to some of the key challenges to implementation that have been identified so far. The session also included planning for a stakeholder event on 12th July in London. This event is to update industry and the wider stakeholder community on the progress each of the workstreams. Please contact the Each Home Counts team if you haven’t received an invitation and would like to attend. Please note space is limited and places will be allocated on a first come basis. The agenda will include the vision for implementation of the Review’s recommendations, workstream progress and how the implementation model fits with technology and products.

Measurement, Monitoring & Verification update

The Measurement, Monitoring & Verification (MM&V) workstream made some significant steps forward with a workshop held on Thursday 1st June. Experts in building performance evaluation and members of the Implementation Board were brought together to address questions around:

  • MM&V in quality assured refurbishment,
  • what parameters could be quantified (or qualified) to baseline a property, and
  • checking/evidence that works achieve the intended outcomes.

The workshop then considered methods for assessment, which of these are readily and cost effectively available and where innovation might help to develop tools and methods that are more ‘fit for purpose’ in the refurbishment context.

The workstream is now seeking a core working group of 4-5 participants to take this forward and will continue to engage with a wider ‘consultation’ group. If you are interested in participating in either of these groups, please contact eachhomecounts@beis.gov.uk

Standards update

The Standards workstream research activity being undertaken by the National Energy Foundation is progressing well. An online questionnaire has been issued in order to understand which standards are most widely used, their merits and disadvantages. In addition 3 focus group sessions were held during June. The final report is expected towards the end of July.

This week… Next week…

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

Future events

Implementation Board meeting Thursday 6th July 2017
Stakeholder event: EHC Review report: progress to date Wednesday 12th July 2017

 

The Each Home Counts Review Team

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

Workstreams are:

  • Quality Mark Functions (Simon Ayers, Trustmark)
  • Code of Conduct/Consumer Protection (Liz Male, Trustmark/ Peter Broad, Citizens Advice)
  • Standards (Clare Price, BSI/ Peter Rickaby, Rickaby Thompson Associates)
  • Compliance & Enforcement (Claire Curtis-Thomas, BBA)
  • Information Hub & Data Warehouse (Philip Sellwood, Susan Jones, EST)
  • Skills & Training (Richard Bayliss, CITB)
  • Data Ethics, Privacy & Protection (TBC)
  • Finance & Insurance (Stephen Huller, LaSer UK, BNP Paribas)
  • 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)
  • Pilots (BEIS)

If you wish to contact the Review team about any of the workstreams above then please drop an email to eachhomecounts@beis.gov.uk.
We welcome your interest in the workstreams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our joint email account, eachhomecounts@beis.gov.uk.

Each Home Counts Review Newsletter 26th May 2017

Hello


We have made good progress towards the implementation of the Review report recommendations.
As we move into the next few months, various meetings and workshops are being set up to engage with wider industry stakeholders.

Quality Mark update

The Quality Mark Workstream has started to form a vision for the model and delivery of the new quality mark. Simon Ayres led a meeting on Thursday 18th May where a proposed model for the quality mark was discussed with representatives from scheme providers, certification bodies and other interested stakeholders.

We are gathering feedback following the event and will consider comments from industry as we review the proposed model. The model will be then replayed at an event later in summer to obtain further feedback and continue delivering awareness of the proposals.

Other News…

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is launching a productivity-focussed funding opportunity this year.

CITB are seeking to fund industry-led skills development pilots which aim to reduce errors in construction, leading to improved productivity, profitability and the performance of built assets. Proposals should offer collaborative and innovative approaches to improve knowledge and competency in key roles within the construction supply chain that will reduce avoidable errors in construction.

The evidence base for this call is drawn from a number of construction sectors; infrastructure (e.g. Get It Right Group), domestic new build (e.g. Zero Carbon Hub) and energy efficiency retrofit (e.g. Each Home Counts). Full details are available here.

The commissioning window will open in September and we will be hosting a workshop to help further shape the commission on Wednesday 7th June. Registration is required via Eventbrite and we would welcome your attendance and input.

A further workshop will be held in Glasgow on 12th June – registration via the funding page mentioned above.

This week… Next week…

The Home Energy Technology & Renewables Workstream group will be meeting on Tuesday 30th May to discuss the proposed compatibility report.
The EHC Implementation board meeting will be held on Thursday 1st June to discuss progress on the Review report recommendations.
The measurement, monitoring and verification workshop will also be held on Thursday 1st June, bringing together various stakeholders to help shape the Review recommendations.

Future events

Home Energy Technology & Renewables workstream meeting Tuesday 30th May 2017
Measurement, monitoring and verification workshop Thursday 1st June 2017
Each Home Counts Implementation Board meeting Thursday 1st June 2017

 

The Each Home Counts Review Team

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

Workstreams are:

  • Quality Mark Functions (Simon Ayers, Trustmark)
  • Code of Conduct/Consumer Protection (Liz Male, Trustmark/ Peter Broad, Citizens Advice)
  • Standards (Clare Price, BSI/ Peter Rickaby, Rickaby Thompson Associates)
  • Compliance & Enforcement (Claire Curtis-Thomas, BBA)
  • Information Hub & Data Warehouse (Philip Sellwood, Susan Jones, EST)
  • Skills & Training (Richard Bayliss, CITB)
  • Data Ethics, Privacy & Protection (lead to be confirmed)
  • Finance & Insurance (Stephen Huller, LaSer UK, BNP Paribas)
  • 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)
  • Pilots (BEIS)

If you wish to contact the Review team about any of the workstreams above then please drop an email to eachhomecounts@beis.gov.uk.

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

Each Home Counts Newsletter 8 January 2016

Welcome back to the next chapter of the Bonfield Review, we hope you have had a restful period.

 

Momentum continues to build on the Review and the workstreams are well underway.  As we head towards March when we will be producing the final report for the Review, all the workstreams will be focussing on producing roadmaps for taking forward their recommended actions for energy efficiency and renewable energy.

 

Our Newsletters will become a more regular feature and we have a number of exciting things to update you on this week.…

 

The Bonfield 10

 

The core team that is supporting Peter Bonfield with the Review has been expanding its membership and now has lead contacts for all the workstreams.  The team is:

 

Peter Bonfield, Kanta Nar, Richard Mellish, Matt Webb, Michael McIlroy and;

 

Name Workstream Lead on
Alison Oliver Advice & Guidance, Insulation
Elaine Simpson Smart Meters, Compliance & Enforcement
Lynne Ebdon Skills & Training
Will Field Renewables
Sherif Kahky Quality & Standards, Consumer Protection

 

If you want to get in contact with any of the leads about the workstreams then please email us at BonfieldReview@decc.gsi.gov.uk, our joint email account.  We welcome your interest in the workstreams.

 

Workstreams Update

 

The New Year has already started with an active week for the Review.

 

Highlights from this week include a productive session that was held today for the Skills and Training workstream led by Liz Male of Trustmark bringing together a small group of industry experts.  Earlier this week great progress was made by a core group of industry leads to build a straw-man for the future shape of the insulation and fabric improvement sectors.  This will provide the foundation for discussion at a wider insulation summit next week on 13 January.

 

It has been recognised that taking a holistic approach for property assessments before the installation of energy efficiency and renewable energy products is vital for the sector going forward.  David Adams from Wilmott Dixon has kindly agreed to explore this requirement further and how it links with all the relevant workstreams.

 

In our future newsletters, we’re going to be keeping you up to date with the detailed progress being made in each of the workstreams.  In this first update, we’ve got some news from the Compliance and Enforcement workstream.

 

Enforcement News

 

Twenty experts from across the industry met on 16th December 2015 for the initial workstream meeting on Compliance and Enforcement for the Bonfield Review. The day was kindly hosted by BBA.

 

After initial introductions, the attendees split into two task groups led by Claire Curtis-Thomas and Brian Moore. The topics of discussion covered legal powers, regulation, sanctions, a code of conduct, vetting, complaints, data sharing and funding.

 

Three key work areas were identified to take forward: Outlining the content for a Code of Conduct plus related architecture (led by Virginia Graham, RECC)

  • The shape and activities of a “regulator” for the Code of Conduct (led by Jon Harley, Gemserve)
  • Defining those who will be included in the Code of Conduct “approved list” (led by Mike Ormesher, Knauf Insulation)

 

Working groups in these areas will start to delve into more detail at a follow-up meeting on 15th January 2016.

 

As always, do continue to send in your comments, ideas and articles for any of the workstreams under the Review by email to BonfieldReview@decc.gsi.gov.uk.  Together we will continue to be successful with our progress with the Review!

 

Look out for the next issue of our Newsletter next week.

Each Home Counts Newsletter 23 December 2015

Dear Colleague

 

Happy holidays to one and all, in the run up to Christmas it has been a very busy and productive period for us at the Bonfield Review! We have appreciated your patience during this time and we wanted to share some information on what we have been up to.

 

Since our previous communication we have started our ‘set up and do’ phase.  We have been focusing on holding initial workshops for each of the five core work streams:  Advice and Guidance, Quality and Standards, Compliance and Enforcement; Skills and Training and Consumer Protection; and the three cross cutting work streams: Insulation, Smart Meters and Renewables.  We have been making fantastic progress.

We have industry leads allocated for many of the work streams now – with huge thanks to all of them for their superb and continued efforts.  We have also had several work stream workshops in recent weeks with more to come in the New Year (see table below!).  Many thanks to all of you who have input into our recent workshops – your contributions have been really valued.  If you would like to get involved in the work streams then there will be plenty of opportunity going forward in the New Year.  Let us know!

The following table shows the work stream workshops and industry leads.

Work stream Workshop date(s) Industry Lead
Quality and Standards 23 Nov BSI
Smart Meters 24 Nov Mike Short (Telefonica)
Insulation 11 Dec, 13 Jan Construction Products Association
Advice and Guidance 15 Dec Energy Saving Trust
Compliance and Enforcement 16 Dec, 15 Jan British Board of Agreement
Skills and Training 8 Jan Liz Male (Trustmark)
Renewables Early Jan TBC
Consumer Protection Early Jan TBC

 

 

Thank you to all of you for all your interest, enthusiasm and support with the Review and what we are trying to achieve.  We look forward to working with you further in the New Year to build on our progress to date and create a sustainable future for energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Finally, as the review continues to build momentum we will be sending further email updates.  Look out for these early next year when we will be providing more detailed communications on workstream progress.  Your input to the Review is vital and still required, so please continue to send your thoughts, ideas and research to BonfieldReview@decc.gsi.gov.uk

Again, Merry Christmas to all and a happy and prosperous New Year.