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.