Each Home Counts Newsletter 14 October 2016

‘Each Home Counts Review’ Newsletter

14th October 2016

Hello!

The review team are out and about this week, presenting at various events, giving an overview of the Review report and the high-level recommendations.  We are also hard at work making changes to the report based on the workstream inputs.

 

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: Key Actions
At the Implementation Board on Thursday 6th October several discussions were held around proposals for implementing the Review report high level recommendations. Some of the key actions discussed were:

·       To refining the Review’s detailed Implementation Plan

·       Further develop and validate the proposed  Code of Conduct

·       Refine our Communications Plan:

·       Exploring how the proposed Quality framework fit with/align to existing schemes

·       Progressing the Gap Analysis of Existing Standards

The Review Report launch will be a key milestone for the board which will then move the board’s focus to implementing the proposed recommendations which are being thoroughly prepared for by them.

Data Warehouse Workshop
The Advice & Guidance workstream held a Data Warehouse workshop on Tuesday 11th October hosted by Energy Saving Trust.

Thirty stakeholders from across industry were brought together to identify problems with current data and how a data warehouse might address these issues.

Workstream leads will report back the outcomes of these discussions at the next Implementation Board on Wednesday 2nd November 2016.

 
In other news…………..
The Energy Research Partnership (ERP) arecommencing a project looking at options for low-carbon heat.  This project will aim to advance the debate by building on techno-economic studies about specific heating technologies to investigate each option in terms of:

·       implementation: including retrofit practicalities, logistics for customers and utilities, and user acceptance of technologies;

·       systems implications: including infrastructure requirements and primary energy demand.

Peter Bonfield was invited to speak at the ERP Low-Carbon Heat Project launch on Tuesday 11th October 2016, giving a high a level overview of the Review report vision and proposed recommendations.

 
This week…. Next week…..
·       The Data Warehouse workshop took place on Tuesday 11th October, attended by the Review team, BEIS colleagues and other stakeholders.

·       The Review team presented at the NEA Business Support Group meeting on Wednesday 12th October 2016. The team gave a high-level overview of the Review and emerging high level recommendations.

·       Peter Bonfield presented at the Energy Services Technology Association (ESTA) Energy Summit. Peter gave a high level overview of the Review report.

 

Future events

·       Skills & training: Code of conduct/consumer charter workshop November 2016
·       Quality & Standards: Fabric workshop Date to be confirmed
·       Quality & Standards: HET workshop Date to be confirmed
 
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