Each Home Counts Review Newsletter 23rd June 2017

Hello

The implementation of the Each Home Counts Review recommendations is gathering pace. The Review team are planning a stakeholder event on July 12th in London to update stakeholders on the progress that has been made.

Implementation Board

The Each Home Counts Implementation Board held their monthly Board meeting on 1st June to give updates on the workstreams’ implementation plans. This included discussions on the proposals for the quality mark which have been revised following stakeholder feedback from the Quality Mark Workshop led by Simon Ayers on May 18th.

The Board met again on 14th June to take part in a workshop to discuss solutions to some of the key challenges to implementation that have been identified so far. The session also included planning for a stakeholder event on 12th July in London. This event is to update industry and the wider stakeholder community on the progress each of the workstreams. Please contact the Each Home Counts team if you haven’t received an invitation and would like to attend. Please note space is limited and places will be allocated on a first come basis. The agenda will include the vision for implementation of the Review’s recommendations, workstream progress and how the implementation model fits with technology and products.

Measurement, Monitoring & Verification update

The Measurement, Monitoring & Verification (MM&V) workstream made some significant steps forward with a workshop held on Thursday 1st June. Experts in building performance evaluation and members of the Implementation Board were brought together to address questions around:

  • MM&V in quality assured refurbishment,
  • what parameters could be quantified (or qualified) to baseline a property, and
  • checking/evidence that works achieve the intended outcomes.

The workshop then considered methods for assessment, which of these are readily and cost effectively available and where innovation might help to develop tools and methods that are more ‘fit for purpose’ in the refurbishment context.

The workstream is now seeking a core working group of 4-5 participants to take this forward and will continue to engage with a wider ‘consultation’ group. If you are interested in participating in either of these groups, please contact eachhomecounts@beis.gov.uk

Standards update

The Standards workstream research activity being undertaken by the National Energy Foundation is progressing well. An online questionnaire has been issued in order to understand which standards are most widely used, their merits and disadvantages. In addition 3 focus group sessions were held during June. The final report is expected towards the end of July.

This week… Next week…

The Review team are attending various stakeholder meetings this week and next week to provide an update on the Review reports recommendations.

Future events

Implementation Board meeting Thursday 6th July 2017
Stakeholder event: EHC Review report: progress to date 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 Mark 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 (TBC)
  • Finance & Insurance (Stephen Huller, LaSer UK, 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)
  • 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.