Each Home Counts Review Newsletter 29th September

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Quality Mark update

At the Implementation Board meeting on 12th September, the Board agreed the principles for the quality mark model. The agreed principles are:

  • A two-tier framework whereby installers access quality mark via an approved scheme
  • Recognition of the importance of government endorsement
  • The scope should expand beyond energy efficiency and renewable energy to the wider domestic repairs, maintenance and improvement market to an agreed timescale.

A draft quality mark framework has been developed by the Quality Envelope workstream and has been presented at a number of recent stakeholder meetings to seek views from industry. The Board has agreed the model that was previously presented to them is a viable approach and work continues on developing the detail, including more information around consumer protection and enforcement.

Enforcement and Compliance update

A subcommittee of the Enforcement and Compliance workstream met this week to discuss the availability of data,  a proposed extension of scope for certification bodies and agreeing a common approach to enforcement.

A summary of the discussions will be shared with the full Enforcement and Compliance workstream and recommendations to the Implementation Board will follow.

Standards update

The Standards workstream leads (Clare Price and Peter Rickaby) met with the BEIS Energy Company Obligation (ECO) policy team on 18th August, to discuss alignment of the Each Home Counts retrofit standards framework with the next round of ECO. Following this meeting, the BEIS ECO team attended the Implementation Board on 12th September.

The intention is to align the quality mark to underpin the quality assurance and technical monitoring requirements under Each Home Counts with the next round of ECO. Peter Rickaby also met with Ofgem’s ECO technical monitoring team to discuss how their experience can contribute to the retrofit standards framework.  Work is now focusing on development of the standards framework in anticipation of the planned ECO consultation in early 2018 and the launch of the next round of ECO in Autumn 2018. The British Standards Institute aims to start work in October on the development of PAS 2035 Code of Practice for the Energy Retrofit of Buildings and a simplified update of PAS 2030 with a view to completion within a year.

This week… Next week…

The EHC team are attending various stakeholder meetings to provide an update on the Review reports recommendations.

Future events

Implementation Board meeting Thursday 5th October 2017
HET Group meeting Monday 6th November 2017

 

 

The Each Home Counts Review Team

The team is: Howard Porter, Susan Jones, Ben Golding, Pam Wynne, Alison Oliver, James Sharples and Diana Menville.

The workstreams are:

  • Quality Envelope Functions (Simon Ayers, Trustmark)
  • Code of Conduct/Consumer Protection (Liz Male, Liz Male Consulting/ Peter Broad, Citizens Advice)
  • Standards (Clare Price, BSI/ Peter Rickaby, Peter Rickaby Consulting)
  • 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 Butler, 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 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.