Each Home Counts Review Newsletter 7th July 2017

Hello

Our stakeholder event in London is on Thursday 12th July focussing on the implementation phase of the Review and workstream progress. We still have very limited places left.  If you would like to attend, please register your interest here. We will fill the remaining places on a first come first served basis.

Implementation Board

The Implementation Board held their monthly meeting on Thursday 6th July, welcoming two new members to the Board. These are Bevan Jones from Sustainable Homes who will lead the Social Housing workstream and Rich Hampshire from CGI who will take forward work on Data Ethics, Privacy & Protection. Discussion in the meeting focused on the detail behind proposals for the quality envelope functions and preparation for the stakeholder event next week (12th July).

Standards update

On 3rd July the BSI Retrofit Standards Task Group, part of the Standards workstream, received a preliminary presentation of the findings of the retrofit standards research from the National Energy Foundation (NEF). Task Group members will review the findings and comment before the final submission of NEF’s report and presentation of their findings on 26th July.

The purpose of the research is to evaluate current retrofit standards and identify gaps. Over the summer, the Task Group will use NEF’s findings to help define the structure and content of a framework of retrofit standards to support the implementation of Each Home Counts, and to develop a plan for enhancing or improving existing standards, and filling gaps, as necessary.  Subject to funding, it is anticipated that a preliminary version of the retrofit standards framework may be put in place during 2018, although the development of any necessary new standards may take a little longer.

A key element of the framework will be an over-arching Code of Practice for Building Retrofit (the Code of Practice called for by the Each Home Counts review), which will itself refer to many other existing standards and some new standards.  In the meantime, PAS 2030: 2017 will remain in place, although the Task Group anticipates that the retrofit standards framework will include a new, simplified version of PAS 2030, and that some topics currently covered by PAS 2030 will be included in the Code of Practice or elsewhere in the framework. Adherence to the relevant technical standards set out in the retrofit standards framework will be a mandatory for organisations holding the Each Home Counts Quality Mark.

This week… Next week…

There are several stakeholder meetings being held over the next week including:

Future events

Implementation Board meeting Thursday 6th July 2017
MM&V core working group meeting Friday 7th July 2017
Compliance & Enforcement meeting Tuesday 11th July
Stakeholder event 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 Envelope 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 (Rich Hampshire, CGI)
  • Finance & Insurance (Stephen Huller, 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)
  • 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 workstreams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our joint email account, eachhomecounts@beis.gov.uk.