Each Home Counts Review Newsletter 26th May 2017

Hello


We have made good progress towards the implementation of the Review report recommendations.
As we move into the next few months, various meetings and workshops are being set up to engage with wider industry stakeholders.

Quality Mark update

The Quality Mark Workstream has started to form a vision for the model and delivery of the new quality mark. Simon Ayres led a meeting on Thursday 18th May where a proposed model for the quality mark was discussed with representatives from scheme providers, certification bodies and other interested stakeholders.

We are gathering feedback following the event and will consider comments from industry as we review the proposed model. The model will be then replayed at an event later in summer to obtain further feedback and continue delivering awareness of the proposals.

Other News…

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is launching a productivity-focussed funding opportunity this year.

CITB are seeking to fund industry-led skills development pilots which aim to reduce errors in construction, leading to improved productivity, profitability and the performance of built assets. Proposals should offer collaborative and innovative approaches to improve knowledge and competency in key roles within the construction supply chain that will reduce avoidable errors in construction.

The evidence base for this call is drawn from a number of construction sectors; infrastructure (e.g. Get It Right Group), domestic new build (e.g. Zero Carbon Hub) and energy efficiency retrofit (e.g. Each Home Counts). Full details are available here.

The commissioning window will open in September and we will be hosting a workshop to help further shape the commission on Wednesday 7th June. Registration is required via Eventbrite and we would welcome your attendance and input.

A further workshop will be held in Glasgow on 12th June – registration via the funding page mentioned above.

This week… Next week…

The Home Energy Technology & Renewables Workstream group will be meeting on Tuesday 30th May to discuss the proposed compatibility report.
The EHC Implementation board meeting will be held on Thursday 1st June to discuss progress on the Review report recommendations.
The measurement, monitoring and verification workshop will also be held on Thursday 1st June, bringing together various stakeholders to help shape the Review recommendations.

Future events

Home Energy Technology & Renewables workstream meeting Tuesday 30th May 2017
Measurement, monitoring and verification workshop Thursday 1st June 2017
Each Home Counts Implementation Board meeting Thursday 1st 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 (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 (lead to be confirmed)
  • 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 work-streams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our joint email account, eachhomecounts@beis.gov.uk.