Quality Mark Scope update on behalf of the Implementation Board

Each Home Counts proposes a consumer protection framework for the energy efficiency, renewable energy and home improvements sector that is voluntary for industry schemes (certification bodies and others), and voluntary for installers and other businesses.

Each Home Counts proposes a consumer protection framework for the energy efficiency, renewable energy and home improvements sector that is voluntary for industry schemes (certification bodies and others), and voluntary for installers and other businesses.

Once the criteria are agreed and published for the proposed new quality mark, it will be a scheme’s choice whether it wishes to join and whether it wishes to award that quality mark to its members.  Installers will be able to access the quality mark via an approved scheme.

In advance of publishing the detailed criteria and in response to queries from the sector, the Implementation Board can confirm:

  • The certification of products is outside the scope of Each Home Counts.
  • Participation in the quality mark is not intended to be mandatory for any business or installer, and therefore is voluntary.
  • For any part of industry participating, there will be no increased costs for the relevant manufacturers
  • The focus on the Review continues to be based upon developing and implementing a framework that avoids duplication and unnecessary bureaucracy, and works within existing legal constraints on industry and with existing schemes to build on good practice, so reducing cost for industry and consumers.

Only if an installer or business wishes to be awarded the quality mark will that business come within scope.  Ultimately, it is the market and not the Each Home Counts Implementation Board or  Government that will decide how this works in practice, and outcomes will likely be based on perceived risk associated with technology groups and the quality of available alternatives.

Each Home Counts Review Newsletter 10th November 2017

Hello

Progress continues on implementing the Each Home Counts recommendations. Workstream leads continue to engage with industry colleagues through meetings and workshops to help further develop their implementation plans. Discussions are also continuing on the detail and practicalities of a joint MCS and TrustMark approach to deliver the proposed quality mark.

Post Implementation Board update

The Implementation Board met on Thursday 2 November to discuss the proposed joint venture between MCS and TrustMark for delivering the quality mark framework. The Implementation Board has issued a statement on the Each Home Counts website that clarifies their position and sets out a timetable for implementation. Please follow this link to see the statement.

Data Warehouse Update

The data warehouse was a key recommendation across the Each Home Counts report and has benefits identified within a number of work streams. This concept was primarily referenced within the Advice and Guidance work stream, led by Energy Saving Trust.  Since July, Susan Jones has been seconded from EST to sit within the Each Home Counts review team. Recognising how this project spans many work streams, Susan has continued to focus on the data warehouse to understand the industry requirements for and feasibility of the data warehouse, amongst other activity on behalf of the EHC board.

The following benefits were identified within the EHC report:

  • Householders – to receive better tailored advice and post installation repository information about their property
  • Installers and specifiers – to be able to use existing information to inform their design and specifications
  • Scheme managers – to understand where jobs have been carried out to assist with auditing and monitoring
  • Government – to understand the level of retrofit and opportunities for installations.

Susan has been speaking with a number of individuals from across the industry to explore what data needs to be captured on behalf of these different user groups need in order for these benefits to be realised. This will be included within a final report, submitted to the EHC board before Christmas. The report is likely to identify a number of existing data sets that could be used to meet these requirements and what connections are required between them, rather than to propose building a new database. If anyone would like to input into this work, please contact Susan directly at susanjonessustainability@gmail.com.

Skills & Training update

Sustainable Building Training Summit, 6th December 2017

The Each Home Counts Review called for industry to embed core knowledge on building performance into all relevant vocational and professional education pathways. As a key part of the industry’s response, the Construction Leadership Council is hosting a FREE conference on sustainable building for the training sector in London on 6th December.

Training providers and developers from Further Education, Higher Education and professional development are invited to this landmark event, which builds on the recently published CLC guidance. The Summit is an opportunity to receive new guidance on learning outcomes for sustainable construction and help shape the future of construction education. Keynote from Mark Farmer, with Roy Cavanagh, Lynne Sullivan and Rob Lambe, plus case studies on successfully integrating sustainability in to mainstream education from NPTC Group and Heriot Watt.

Who should attend: Heads of Construction Schools, Higher Education Management, College Leadership, Apprenticeship Providers, Industry L&D Leaders, Awarding Bodies, and Professional Bodies. To register for your FREE place visit http://bit.ly/2y2d5SN.

 

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

Measurement, Monitoring and Verification Monday 13th November 2017
Compliance and Enforcement meeting Thursday 23rd  November 2017
Consumer Protection workshop  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.

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.

 

Each Home Counts Quality Mark Update from the Implementation Board

The Each Home Counts Implementation Board’s view is that Government endorsed schemes (in particular, MCS and Trustmark) – working together – should deliver Quality Mark, governed by a Master Licence Agreement or equivalent. The scope of the work is to be informed by principles ( the fundamental norms, rules and values that the new organisation would be expected to adopt) and minimum requirements (necessary to support the recommendations of the Each Home Counts review) specified by the Each Home Counts Implementation Board.

Timelines:

The scope of work and outline minimum specification to be completed by the EHC Implementation Board by end 2017, framework developed by the Government endorsed schemes by April 2018, ready to deliver from June 2018 and fully operational by 1 October 2018.

 

Each Home Counts Review Newsletter 13th October

Hello

Progress continues on the Each Home Counts website and the delivery approach to be taken for the proposed quality mark for Each Home Counts.

Implementation Board update

The Each Home Counts Implementation Board had their monthly meeting on Thursday 5th October. The meeting discussion focussed on the potential delivery approach for the proposed Each Home Counts quality mark.

As reported in previous newsletters, a quality mark subcommittee has been set up by the Implementation Board to review the proposed quality mark model being developed by industry and discuss how it may be established.

The group presented initial findings to the Implementation Board in September and have continued to meet since.  The subcommittee presented their findings on the quality mark delivery approach on Thursday 5th October.

At the Board meeting, members discussed several options for delivery and requested further detailed work be carried out to report back in November.

Standards update

The BSI Retrofit Standards Task Group met on Friday 6th October and approved the scopes of the proposed update to PAS 2030 and the proposed new PAS 2035 Code of Practice for Energy Retrofit of Buildings, both of which will now be remitted to the PAS Steering Groups. Members of the Task Group were nominated to the Steering Groups for the two PASs, and members were identified who will lead the work to scope several new standards and to liaise with the owners of existing standards that will be assimilated into the framework.

On Wednesday 4th October, Peter Rickaby (co-lead of the standards work-stream) visited the Environmental Change Institute (ECI) at Oxford University to discuss the GLIDER research project with Dr Marina Topouzi. GLIDER (Governance of Low Carbon Innovation for Domestic Retrofit) is a joint research project being conducted by ECI and the University of Leeds, and the findings are of potential value for the development of the retrofit standards framework for Each Home Counts. Dr Topouzi will join the BSI Retrofit Standards Task Group.

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

Compliance and Enforcement meeting Monday 16th October 2017
Implementation Board meeting Thursday 2nd November 2017
HET Group meeting Monday 6th November 2017
Consumer Protection workshop 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.

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.

 

Each Home Counts Review Newsletter 29th September

Hello

Quality Mark update

At the Implementation Board meeting on 12th September, the Board agreed the principles for the quality mark model. The agreed principles are:

  • A two-tier framework whereby installers access quality mark via an approved scheme
  • Recognition of the importance of government endorsement
  • The scope should expand beyond energy efficiency and renewable energy to the wider domestic repairs, maintenance and improvement market to an agreed timescale.

A draft quality mark framework has been developed by the Quality Envelope workstream and has been presented at a number of recent stakeholder meetings to seek views from industry. The Board has agreed the model that was previously presented to them is a viable approach and work continues on developing the detail, including more information around consumer protection and enforcement.

Enforcement and Compliance update

A subcommittee of the Enforcement and Compliance workstream met this week to discuss the availability of data,  a proposed extension of scope for certification bodies and agreeing a common approach to enforcement.

A summary of the discussions will be shared with the full Enforcement and Compliance workstream and recommendations to the Implementation Board will follow.

Standards update

The Standards workstream leads (Clare Price and Peter Rickaby) met with the BEIS Energy Company Obligation (ECO) policy team on 18th August, to discuss alignment of the Each Home Counts retrofit standards framework with the next round of ECO. Following this meeting, the BEIS ECO team attended the Implementation Board on 12th September.

The intention is to align the quality mark to underpin the quality assurance and technical monitoring requirements under Each Home Counts with the next round of ECO. Peter Rickaby also met with Ofgem’s ECO technical monitoring team to discuss how their experience can contribute to the retrofit standards framework.  Work is now focusing on development of the standards framework in anticipation of the planned ECO consultation in early 2018 and the launch of the next round of ECO in Autumn 2018. The British Standards Institute aims to start work in October on the development of PAS 2035 Code of Practice for the Energy Retrofit of Buildings and a simplified update of PAS 2030 with a view to completion within a year.

This week… Next week…

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

Future events

Implementation Board meeting Thursday 5th October 2017
HET Group meeting Monday 6th November 2017

 

 

The Each Home Counts Review Team

The team is: Howard Porter, Susan Jones, Ben Golding, Pam Wynne, Alison Oliver, James Sharples 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 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 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 15th September 2017

Hello

Our Each Home Counts website continues to be developed and so you will see more content appearing shortly about progress with the Each Home Counts workstreams.

Implementation Board

The Each Home Counts Implementation Board held their monthly meeting on 12th September. The focus of this meeting was to discuss progress with shaping the quality mark and also the potential alignment of the quality mark with the government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme.

A quality mark subcommittee has been set up by the Implementation Board to review the proposed quality mark model being developed by industry and discuss how it may be established. There have been several subcommittee meetings to date and the group presented their initial findings to the Implementation Board on Tuesday.At the board meeting, members agreed with the proposed quality mark model with further detail to be developed around consumer protection and enforcement.

The subcommittee will continue to meet until October when they will present their final findings to the board on the delivery approach for the quality mark.The work on the quality mark model, workstream lead Simon Ayers, will continue to be taken forward in parallel to the further subcommittee discussions around the delivery of the model.The timelines for working towards the ECO scheme that is planned for October 2018 were also presented to the board.  The workstream leads will now look at how the Each Home Counts recommendations that are a high priority for ECO can be delivered.

Information Hub & Data Warehouse update

Information Hub & Data Warehouse also known as the Advice and Guidance Workstream has been making good progress, having developed the concept of the Information Hub to a point where its alignment with future advice services being explored by government is now being considered.

Meanwhile the process for developing and approving technology and situational factsheets is being developed, working with the Home Energy Technology and Fabric Workstreams. The group is also considering options for advice and information standards.

In Other News…

New CITB Productivity fund targets support for Each Home Counts

CITB has launched a new fund seeking the development of scalable pilots aiming to increase productivity by successfully reducing the volume and impact of rework on construction projects. The direct cost of avoidable errors in construction projects is in the order of 5% of project value. This equates to approximately £5bn per annum across the sector in the UK and is greater than the average profit margin for a typical construction project. This figure rises to over 20% of project value when unrecorded process waste, indirect costs and latent defects are included.

Targeting the reduction of errors, defects and rework in construction offers tremendous benefits, not just in terms of productivity and profitability for industry, but also in improving customer satisfaction and whole life performance of assets, e.g. building energy performance.

CITB is seeking to fund projects that prove methodologies which can lead to improved skills levels across key construction roles. Successful projects will demonstrate an impact on roles, functions and areas of work where there is an evidenced need for reduced frequency of re-work. Eligible employer-led proposals that seek to improve standards and uptake of training in the energy efficiency retrofit sector are encouraged.Projects can be up to 18 months in duration and CITB is seeking to fund up to 5 projects within this commission, with a total of £500k being available for all projects. The fund has an 11 week application window, with a closing date on 20th Nov. It is open now. CITB will open a further commission in the future, which will focus on scaling up projects which have proven concept.

Full details, guidance notes, literature review and application forms can be found here.

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. The Implementation Board met on Tuesday 12th September and the guarantees working group met on 14th September.

Future events

HET Group meeting Tuesday 19th September 2017

 

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, Trustmark/ Peter Broad, Citizens Advice)
  • Standards (Clare Price, BSI/ Peter Rickaby, Energy and Sustainability Consultant)
  • 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)
  • 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 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.