Each Home Counts Review Newsletter 13rd April 2017

Hello    

There has been a lot of activity going on within the workstreams.  The Implementation board meeting held on Tuesday 11th April allowed workstream leads to share their workstream progress.  Workstream leads are working more closely together to deliver the Review recommendations; merging workstream meetings where they have a common theme has been identified.

Implementation Board
The Each Home Counts implementation board was held on Tuesday 11th April, chaired by Howard Porter.  Howard welcomed the three new board members to the group as the workstream structure is revised to reflect the needs for the implementation phase (see below for full list).  After a brief introduction from  all board members, the group discussed the following  topics:

·         Workstream updates: workstream leads gave an update on activities taking place within their workstream and next steps.

·         Governance: new draft terms of reference reflecting delivery of the EHC recommendations was issued to board members for comment

·         Messaging: Discussion around communication of the Review implementation and workstream activity to a wider audience.

 
Information Hub & Data Warehouse workstream update
On Tuesday 11th April, EST hosted a meeting with the advice and guidance working group to give them the opportunity to get involved in the delivery of the information hub & data warehouse Review recommendations.

As part of the ongoing consultation for the information hub a separate meeting has been set up with organisations who are specifically involved in providing household advice. Part of the discussion will be to see if there is appetite to form an ongoing advice and guidance working group with these organisations to help shape the recommendations.

 
Cross-cutting meeting
The Standards and the Monitoring & Enforcement workstreams, Clare Price, Peter Rickaby and Clare Curtis-Thomas, met on Wednesday 5th April.

Clare and Peter were representing the BSI Retrofit Standards Task Group,  and Claire Curtis-Thomas was joined by  colleagues at the BBA,  to discuss:

·         the relationship between standards and quality assurance,

·         the need for procedural as well as technical standards, and

·         the implications of these issues for the implementation of Each Home Counts.

The meeting was very productive and identified ways in which the BSI Retrofit Standards Task Group and the BBA can work collaboratively.

 
This week…. Next week…..
·         The EHC Implementation board meeting was held on Tuesday 11th April, hosted by EST.

·         Also on Tuesday 11th April, the advice & guidance group met to discuss the information hub & data warehouse report recommendations

·         On Wednesday 12th April Alison and James were invited to join a teleconference call with Cornwall County Council, to discuss progress with their pilot scheme

Future events

·         Quality Mark workshop May 2017
·         EHC Implementation Event 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
·         Code of Conduct/Consumer Protection
·         Standards
·         Monitoring & 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 joint email account, eachhomecounts@beis.gov.uk