Each Home Counts Newsletter 20 May 2016

Hello!

We are on the verge of completing the Review report and are planning for its publication. The Review team have been meeting with various workstream leads and DECC colleagues to ensure the report chapters and recommendations all link together seamlessly. We plan to publish as soon as we can and will keep you informed regarding when that will be.

This week…. Next week…..

• Matt Webb from the Review team attended a BSI led workshop held on Tuesday 17th May to discuss the potential future role of the industry standard PAS 2030/2031 in line with the Review recommendations
Future Events
• Implementation board meeting Thursday 02nd June 2016
• Skills & training workshop Proposed dates: 17th or 18th August 2016

AON Working Group
The AON working group is a team of industry professionals, collaborating to develop a sustainable able to pay market which will allow financiers to lend if they wish and A rated insurers underpin the market.

Stephen Huller, of LaSer UK, part of BNP Paribas Personal Finance and Chair of the AON working group, established this group to answer Peter Bonfield’s call for industry to explore ways to develop a self-financing able to pay marketplace for consumers wishing to retrofit their homes.

This working group have been watching developments of the Bonfield Review and believe, their focus on raising standards around product and installations means that:

(i) a range of quality insurers could look to protect the various elements of the market allowing it to operate in a more efficient way,

(ii) allow for a more creative approach in delivering products and pricing for the UK consumer and

(iii) deliver a consumer “one promise” approach which ensures protection the customer will value.

British Standards Institution (BSI) workshop
Around 40 stakeholders attended a Retrofit Energy Efficiency Measures (REEM) and PAS 2030 Workshop at BSI Chiswick on Tuesday 17th May.

Dr Scott Steedman, Director of Standards at BSI and lead on the Quality and Standards work stream welcomed delegates and introduced the day.

The workshop objective was to provide an opportunity for stakeholders in the Retrofit Energy Efficiency Measure (REEM) sector to participate in a debate intended to:

(i) identify the nature and extent of the changes needed in PAS 2030 and PAS 2031 to ensure adequate support for ECO in 2017 and beyond.

(ii) consider the potential role of PAS 2030/2031 in the provision of an overarching standards framework in line with recommendations from the Bonfield Review with a view to developing a plan of work to deliver the former in accordance with the latter.

DECC officials provided the context around ECO 2017 and the Bonfield Review and Peter Rickaby, Chair of the new BSI Retrofit Task Group, provided a preliminary view on a potential work programme to 2018 and beyond.

The Bonfield Review Team (The Bonfield 10 )
The team is:

Peter Bonfield, Kanta Nar, Ben Golding, Matt Webb, Pam Wynne, Lynne Ebdon, Diana Menville and;

Work-stream Lead on:
Alison Oliver Advice & Guidance, Insulation/Fabric, Holistic Property Consideration
Elaine Simpson Smart Meters, Compliance & Enforcement
Will Field Home Energy Technologies
Quality & Standards, Consumer Protection, Skills & Training
If you wish to speak to the Review team about the Quality and Standards, Consumers Protection or Skills and Training workstreams then please contact Alison, Elaine or Will 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@decc.gsi.gov.uk