Each Home Counts Newsletter 28 October 2016

‘Each Home Counts Review’ Newsletter

28th October 2016

Hello!

We are finally there (almost!)……………………..

The Review Report is in its final stages of completion.  The outcomes from meetings with stakeholders and the Review team to discuss the Review recommendations are very positive and there is a keen anticipation for the Review to be published.

 

We plan to publish the Review report as soon as we can and will keep you informed regarding when that will be.  We appreciate your continued patience in the meantime.

Home Energy Technology workstream
The Home Energy Technology workstream plans to meet on the Tuesday 6th December to:

·       review the proposed recommendations from the Review, and to

·       discuss how best these can be implemented across the wide scope of technologies covered by the energy efficiency and renewable energy industry.

There will also be a joint meeting with the Home Energy Technology workstream and  the Retrofit Standards task group, which has been set up to take forward the codes of practice recommendation under the Review, in January, date to be confirmed.

 
In other news………….
Ministerial Round-table meeting: Domestic Energy Efficiency and Heat Efficiency

Peter Bonfield attended a Ministerial round-table meeting on domestic energy efficiency and heat on Thursday 27th October with other industry stakeholders.

The round-table meeting provided an opportunity for government and industry to discuss how they can work together to help meet carbon budgets and tackle fuel poverty through improving the energy efficiency of homes. The group discussed how to incentivise greater take-up of low carbon heat and energy efficiency measures in homes.

This week…. Next week…..
·       On Tuesday 25th October, Peter Bonfield met with representatives from CIVALLI (Cavity Wall Victims Alliance) to discuss consumer protection and the Review.

·       On Thursday 27th October Peter Bonfield attended a Ministerial round-table meeting on energy efficiency and heat.

 

We are also aware of, and want to acknowledge the many other meetings that have been happening related to the Review that the team may not have attended in person.  It’s great to see all this positive activity.

 

Future events

·       Implementation Board Wednesday 2nd November 2016
·       Finance Scenarios meeting Friday 11th November 2016
·       Skills & Training: Code of conduct/Consumer charter workshop Friday 25th November 2016
·       Quality & Standards: Fabric workshop Date to be confirmed
·       Quality & Standards: HET workshop Date to be confirmed
 
The Bonfield Review Team
The team is:

Peter Bonfield, Kanta Nar, Ben Golding, Pam Wynne, Alison Oliver, Nadine Robinson and Diana Menville

Work-streams are:

·       Advice & Guidance,

·       Insulation/Fabric,

·       Holistic Property Consideration

·       Home Energy Technologies

·       Smart Meters,

·       Compliance & Enforcement

·       Quality & Standards,

·       Consumer Protection,

·       Skills & Training

If you wish to speak to the Review team about any of the workstreams above then please contact Alison in the short term.

We welcome your interest in the work-streams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our joint email account, BonfieldReview@beis.gov.uk

 

 

Each Home Counts Newsletter 21 October 2016

 

 

‘Each Home Counts Review’ Newsletter

21st  October 2016

Hello!

The Review team are finalising the report with our workstream leads to ensure the content is up to date and relevant.  Action plans are also being prepared by our workstream leads, ready for implementation once the report has been published.

 

We plan to publish the Review report as soon as we can and will keep you informed regarding when that will be.  We appreciate your continued patience in the meantime.

 

Energy Services Technology Association Energy Summit

Peter Bonfield was invited to speak at the Energy Services Technology Association (ESTA) Energy Summit on Wednesday 13th October.

ESTA is a unique trade association shaping the agenda for reduction in the demand –side energy sector. Topics discussed at the  summit were divide into four sessions:

·       Options for demand reduction, energy efficiency and energy policy to assist UK businesses.

·       Riding the wave of uncertainty. (This session considers the strategic and political challenges, opportunities that face the UK’s Energy Industry) – Peter gave a high level overview of the Review report.

·        Decisions for energy purchasing – Understanding infrastructure and supply.

·        Round-Table Streams: The UK Energy Industry (Your views on current best practice and thoughts on the future)

 
This week…. Next week…..
·       The Review team met with Ofgem on Thursday 20th October to provide an update on the Review Report proposed recommendations.

 

Future events

·       Finance Scenarios meeting Friday 11th November 2016
·       Skills & Training: Code of conduct/Consumer charter workshop Friday 25th November 2016
·       Quality & Standards: Fabric workshop To be held soon
·       Quality & Standards: HET workshop To be held soon
 
The Bonfield Review Team
The team is:

Peter Bonfield, Kanta Nar, Ben Golding, Pam Wynne, Alison Oliver, Nadine Robinson and Diana Menville

Work-streams are:

·       Advice & Guidance,

·       Insulation/Fabric,

·       Holistic Property Consideration

·       Home Energy Technologies

·       Smart Meters,

·       Compliance & Enforcement

·       Quality & Standards,

·       Consumer Protection,

·       Skills & Training

If you wish to speak to the Review team about any of the workstreams above then please contact Alison in the short term.

 

We welcome your interest in the work-streams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our joint email account, BonfieldReview@beis.gov.uk

 

 

Each Home Counts Newsletter 14 October 2016

‘Each Home Counts Review’ Newsletter

14th October 2016

Hello!

The review team are out and about this week, presenting at various events, giving an overview of the Review report and the high-level recommendations.  We are also hard at work making changes to the report based on the workstream inputs.

 

We plan to publish the Review report as soon as we can and will keep you informed regarding when that will be.  We appreciate your continued patience in the meantime.

Implementation Board: Key Actions
At the Implementation Board on Thursday 6th October several discussions were held around proposals for implementing the Review report high level recommendations. Some of the key actions discussed were:

·       To refining the Review’s detailed Implementation Plan

·       Further develop and validate the proposed  Code of Conduct

·       Refine our Communications Plan:

·       Exploring how the proposed Quality framework fit with/align to existing schemes

·       Progressing the Gap Analysis of Existing Standards

The Review Report launch will be a key milestone for the board which will then move the board’s focus to implementing the proposed recommendations which are being thoroughly prepared for by them.

Data Warehouse Workshop
The Advice & Guidance workstream held a Data Warehouse workshop on Tuesday 11th October hosted by Energy Saving Trust.

Thirty stakeholders from across industry were brought together to identify problems with current data and how a data warehouse might address these issues.

Workstream leads will report back the outcomes of these discussions at the next Implementation Board on Wednesday 2nd November 2016.

 
In other news…………..
The Energy Research Partnership (ERP) arecommencing a project looking at options for low-carbon heat.  This project will aim to advance the debate by building on techno-economic studies about specific heating technologies to investigate each option in terms of:

·       implementation: including retrofit practicalities, logistics for customers and utilities, and user acceptance of technologies;

·       systems implications: including infrastructure requirements and primary energy demand.

Peter Bonfield was invited to speak at the ERP Low-Carbon Heat Project launch on Tuesday 11th October 2016, giving a high a level overview of the Review report vision and proposed recommendations.

 
This week…. Next week…..
·       The Data Warehouse workshop took place on Tuesday 11th October, attended by the Review team, BEIS colleagues and other stakeholders.

·       The Review team presented at the NEA Business Support Group meeting on Wednesday 12th October 2016. The team gave a high-level overview of the Review and emerging high level recommendations.

·       Peter Bonfield presented at the Energy Services Technology Association (ESTA) Energy Summit. Peter gave a high level overview of the Review report.

 

Future events

·       Skills & training: Code of conduct/consumer charter workshop November 2016
·       Quality & Standards: Fabric workshop Date to be confirmed
·       Quality & Standards: HET workshop Date to be confirmed
 
The Bonfield Review Team
The team is:

Peter Bonfield, Kanta Nar, Ben Golding, Pam Wynne, Alison Oliver, Nadine Robinson and Diana Menville

Work-streams are:

·       Advice & Guidance,

·       Insulation/Fabric,

·       Holistic Property Consideration

·       Home Energy Technologies

·       Smart Meters,

·       Compliance & Enforcement

·       Quality & Standards,

·       Consumer Protection,

·       Skills & Training

If you wish to speak to the Review team about any of the workstreams above then please contact Alison in the short term.

 

We welcome your interest in the work-streams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our joint email account, BonfieldReview@beis.gov.uk

 

Each Home Counts Newsletter 7 October 2016

 

‘Each Home Counts Review’ Newsletter

7th October 2016

Hello!

 

The Review team are engaging with BEIS Ministers to discuss the Review high level recommendations and report.

 

We plan to publish the Review report as soon as we can and will keep you informed regarding when that will be.  We appreciate your continued patience in the meantime.

Implementation Board
The seventh Implementation Board took place on Thursday 6th October.  The meeting was really productive and discussed many aspects of how the proposed recommendations from the Review can be implemented.  The specific topics covered at the meeting were:

·       A Quality Mark Framework including Code of Conduct/Consumer Charter and Codes of Practice

·       An Information Hub/Data Warehouse

·       The Strategic Governance

·       The Business Model – how the new framework can be funded and sustainable going forward

·       Key Review Recommendations and Actions

 
The BSI Retrofit Task group
The BSI Retrofit Task group, set up to take forward the Codes of Practice recommendation under the Review has now finalised a strategy paper outlining its:

·       approach,

·       objectives and

·       focus around the development of a framework of standards for the retrofit of existing buildings.

Funding has been made available for a piece of research to identify the retrofit standards that already exist, to evaluate them in terms of their technical strengths and weaknesses, and to identify gaps that will have to be filled in order to achieve a comprehensive framework.

 

This work is being carried out in close coordination to the update of PAS 2030/2031 in support of the Energy Company Obligation and the Green Deal supported by BEIS.

The PAS 2030/2031 revision involves a complete review and update ahead of a revised publication to come into effect in 2017.

 
In other news…………..
 

On Wednesday 5th October 2016 the National Insulation Association (NIA) held a special members briefing event attended by 90 of its members.

 

The event covered Quality, Standards and Consumer Redress, Government Policy and Programmes and the ECO Extension and included presentations by Peter Bonfield, BBA, Ben Golding from BEIS, Ofgem and Neil Marshall from NIA.

 

This week…. Next week…..
·       A meeting for NIA members was held on Wednesday 5th October at BRE.  Peter Bonfield was invited to speak at this event and gave a high level overview of the Review.

·       On Thursday 6th October the Implementation Board met to discuss implementation of the Review recommendations.

Future events

·       Data Warehouse Workshop

·       Peter Bonfield to present at Energy Research Partnership (ERP) Low-Carbon Heat Project Launch Event

Tuesday 11th October 2016

Tuesday 11th October 2016

·       Review team to present at the NEA Business Support Group meeting in Oxford Wednesday 12th October 2016
·       Peter Bonfield to present at ESTA Energy Summit Thursday 13th October 2016
 
The Bonfield Review Team
The team is:

Peter Bonfield, Kanta Nar, Ben Golding, Pam Wynne, Alison Oliver, Nadine Robinson and Diana Menville

Work-streams are:

·       Advice & Guidance,

·       Insulation/Fabric,

·       Holistic Property Consideration

·       Home Energy Technologies

·       Smart Meters,

·       Compliance & Enforcement

·       Quality & Standards,

·       Consumer Protection,

·       Skills & Training

If you wish to speak to the Review team about any of the workstreams above then please contact Alison in the short term.

 

We welcome your interest in the work-streams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our joint email account, BonfieldReview@beis.gov.uk

 

 

Each Home Counts Newsletter 23 September 2016

‘Each Home Counts Review’ Newsletter

23rd September 2016

Hello!

 

The Review team are working on finalising the Review report.  As we move towards the report publication, preparations for the implementation phase of the Review Report are also starting to take shape.

 

We plan to publish the Review report as soon as we can and will keep you informed regarding when that will be.  We appreciate your continued patience in the meantime.

The National Energy Foundation: Advisory Council meeting
“Review workstream leads presenting at the National Energy Foundation Advisory Council meeting”

 

The National Energy Foundation Advisory Council meeting was held on Tuesday 20th September 2016 at Wolseley’s Sustainable Building Centre in Leamington Spa.  Review workstream leads had been invited to provide their views on the Review report:

·       Holistic Property Consideration, David Adams;

·       Insulation and Fabric, Peter Caplehorn; and

·       Skills and Training, Liz Male.

 

The National Energy Foundation is a long-established charity that is focused on improving the use of energy in buildings.  Many of its Advisory Council members have provided a great deal of technical expertise into the Review workstreams so far.

Each of the above workstream leads provided a personal view on the issues arising from the Each Home Counts Review, and answered questions on progress to date.

Peter Bonfield joined the meeting towards the end of the day and gave a further update to the Advisory Council members, all senior figures from business, academia, industry and community groups closely involved in energy efficiency.

Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers: Conference
 

Peter Bonfield also gave an address to the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) conference in Coventry on Wednesday morning, 21 September. This included a discussion period which highlighted areas of opportunity and concerns for IGEM members. IGEM’s CEO Sarb Bajwa will be collating these views and will send to the Review team for consideration.

 

 

This week…. Next week…..
·       On Tuesday 20th September Review workstream leads gave an overview on the Review report at The National Energy Foundation Advisory Council meeting

·       On Wednesday 21st September Peter Bonfield presented at the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers Conference

Future events

·       Advice and Guidance workshop – initial implementation discussion with Implementation Board members Tuesday 11th October 2016
·       Skills & Training workshop Autumn 2016
·       Home Energy Technologies workshop To be confirmed
 
The Bonfield Review Team
The team is:

Peter Bonfield, Kanta Nar, Ben Golding, Pam Wynne, Alison Oliver, Nadine Robinson and Diana Menville

Work-streams are:

·       Advice & Guidance,

·       Insulation/Fabric,

·       Holistic Property Consideration

·       Home Energy Technologies

·       Smart Meters,

·       Compliance & Enforcement

·       Quality & Standards,

·       Consumer Protection,

·       Skills & Training

If you wish to speak to the Review team about any of the workstreams above then please contact Alison in the short term.

 

We welcome your interest in the work-streams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our joint email account, BonfieldReview@beis.gov.uk

 

Each Home Counts Newsletter 16 September 2016

 

‘Each Home Counts Review’ Newsletter

16th September 2016

Hello!

The Review team are working with the various teams across industry and government to ensure the content of the report is up to date with current activities within the industry landscape.

 

We plan to publish the Review report as soon as we can and will keep you informed regarding when that will be.  We appreciate your continued patience in the meantime.

Data Warehouse Led by David Weatherall
The Advice & Guidance workstream will be holding a data warehouse workshop for the Implementation Board members, hosted by the Energy Savings Trust on Tuesday 11th October 2016.

The concept of the Data Warehouse would be to store property level information, making this

available to:

·       owners,

·       occupiers

·       advisers and

·       potentially installers

The data would also drive:

·       quality installations and

·       enable better information and

·       guidance about potential home energy measures

Some thinking has already taken place about the concept and how it links to other recommendations in the Review Report.

 
This week…. Next week…..
·       On Tuesday 13th September, Peter met with BEIS Permanent Sectary and officials to discuss the Review Report.

 

Future events

·       Advice and Guidance workshops Tuesday 11th October 2016
·       Skills & training workshop Autumn 2016
·       Home Energy Technologies workshop To be confirmed
 
The Bonfield Review Team
The team is:

Peter Bonfield, Kanta Nar, Ben Golding, Pam Wynne, Alison Oliver, Nadine Robinson and Diana Menville

Work-streams are:

·       Advice & Guidance,

·       Insulation/Fabric,

·       Holistic Property Consideration

·       Home Energy Technologies

·       Smart Meters,

·       Compliance & Enforcement

·       Quality & Standards,

·       Consumer Protection,

·       Skills & Training

If you wish to speak to the Review team about any of the workstreams above then please contact Alison in the short term.

 

We welcome your interest in the work-streams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our joint email account, BonfieldReview@beis.gov.uk

 

Each Home Counts Newsletter 9 September 2016

 

‘Each Home Counts Review’ Newsletter

9th September 2016

Hello!

We are making good progress on finalising the Review report. The Review team are working with the various teams across industry and government to ensure the content of the report is up to date with current activities within the industry landscape.

 

We plan to publish the Review report as soon as we can and will keep you informed regarding when that will be.  We appreciate your continued patience in the meantime.

In other news……..
The principles and methods applied during the Review by Peter and the team have also been used as a contribution to a range of work across Government reviewing Flood Resilience, launched in the wake of December 2015’s storms.

Peter was appointed to chair a Roundtable looking specifically at property level flood resilience and to develop an action plan. The property level flood resilience Review Action Plan was published on 8th  September as part of the National Flood Resilience Review and   can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/improving-property-level-flood-resilience-bonfield-2016-action-plan

Lessons learnt from last winter’s floods have helped build a new approach so the nation is better prepared and more resilient to flooding.

This review report can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-plan-for-stronger-flood-defences

The review includes:

  • £12.5 million for new temporary defenses, such as barriers and high volume pumps, at seven strategic locations around the country. By this winter, the Environment Agency (EA) will have four times more temporary barriers than last year.
  • Utility companies’ commitment to increase flood protection of their key local infrastructure, such as phone networks and water treatment works, so they are resilient to extreme flooding.
  • A new stress test of the risk of flooding from rivers and the sea in England. For the first time, Met Office forecasts of extreme rainfall scenarios will be linked with Environment Agency modelling to provide a new assessment of flood risk.
 
This week…. Next week…..
BSI have been taking forward workshops to update PAS2030/2031 in support of the Energy Company Obligation and the Green Deal supported by BEIS.

This work involves a complete review and update ahead of a revised publication to come into effect in 2017.  This work has been moving forward in close coordination with the Retrofit Standards Group led headed up by Peter Rickaby.

Workshops were held on the revision of PAS 2030 and 2031 on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th September.

Future Events

 

·       Skills & training workshop Autumn 2016
·       Advice and Guidance workshops Autumn 2016
·       Home Energy Technologies workshop To be confirmed
 
The Bonfield Review Team
The team is:

Peter Bonfield, Kanta Nar, Ben Golding, Pam Wynne, Alison Oliver, Nadine Robinson, and Diana Menville

Work-streams are:

·       Advice & Guidance,

·       Insulation/Fabric,

·       Holistic Property Consideration

·       Home Energy Technologies

·       Smart Meters,

·       Compliance & Enforcement

·       Quality & Standards,

·       Consumer Protection,

·       Skills & Training

If you wish to speak to the Review team about any of the workstreams above then please contact Alison in the short term.

We welcome your interest in the work-streams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our joint email account, BonfieldReview@beis.gov.uk

 

 

Each Home Counts Newsletter 2 September 2016

‘Each Home Counts Review’

Newsletter

                           02nd September 2016

Hello!

 

This week the Review team have been working to bring the new BEIS Ministers up to speed with the Review and to get their views whilst working to complete the report and build its implementation plan.

 

We plan to publish the Review report as soon as we can and will keep you informed regarding when that will be.  We appreciate your continued patience in the meantime.

 
Implementation Board
The eighth Implementation Board meeting was held on Thursday 1st September chaired by Peter Bonfield. Peter introduced financier, Stephen Huller, LASER UK and Peter Rickaby, BSI task group to the Implementation Board.

The meeting started with an update on the Review report and its progress through BEIS.  The rest of the meeting was spent on working on and progressing the key elements of the proposed Quality Mark.  This included working on:

·       Consumer Charter

·       Code of Conduct

·       Codes of Practice

·       Information Hub

Some of the key elements included:

·       Scope definition and terminology

·       Interconnection between each element

·       Consideration of barriers to entry and compliance routes

·       Underpinning standards for operation and reporting

·       Lessons learned from existing  approaches

·       Some detailed discussion on the Information Hub

BSI gave an update on the retrofits standards task group and the work they are carrying out on research and gap analysis, to develop a roadmap of standard needs (i.e. overarching framework and code of practice and related standard). PAS 2030 integrates into the work of the retrofit standards task group

 
This week…. Next week…..
·       The implementation board meeting was held on 01st September. Discussions were held around top level priorities on the Review report.

Future Events

  • Skills & training workshop
Autumn 2016
  • Advice and Guidance workshops
Autumn 2016
  • Home Energy Technologies workshop
To be confirmed
 
The Bonfield Review Team
The team is:

Peter Bonfield, Kanta Nar, Ben Golding, Matt Webb, Pam Wynne, Nadine Robinson, Diana Menville and;

Name: Work-stream Lead on:
Alison Oliver Advice & Guidance, Insulation/Fabric, Holistic Property Consideration
Home Energy Technologies
Smart Meters, Compliance & Enforcement
Quality & Standards, Consumer Protection, Skills & Training
If you wish to speak to the Review team about any of the workstreams above then please contact Alison in the short term.

 

We welcome your interest in the work-streams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our joint email account, BonfieldReview@beis.gov.uk

 

 

Each Home Counts Newsletter 26 August 2016

‘Bonfield Review’ Newsletter

26th August 2016

Hello!

The Review team continue to make progress with discussions with Ministers and across Government to brief new colleagues on the progress with the Review and the outcomes.

We plan to publish the Review report as soon as we can and will keep you informed regarding when that will be.  We appreciate your continued patience in the meantime.

 
The Review Report: Our approach………….
When choosing to install energy efficiency or renewable energy measures in their homes, consumers rely on a framework of standards to ensure that they are protected and get a good quality outcome. Whilst the majority of installations are successful, there are a number of cases where consumers are dissatisfied.

The Review team have  engaged with the supply chain, consumer protection organisations and other sector players to establish a consensus of:

(i) the existing problems with installations

(ii) the causes and

(ii) some initial thoughts on broad solutions.

We have been impressed with the industry support for the Review’s purpose and buy-in to build a more sustainable model for the sector.

Following the Review launch event in September 2015 that brought together over 170 stakeholders from across the sector, we have held around 200 meetings and workshops attended by organisations from a cross-section of industry and received additional evidence from many more organisations.  This input into the Review has been really appreciated and has helped shape the proposed recommendations.

 

As we look to move to implementing the recommendations set out in the report, we would value your continued input to develop an implementation plan.

 
The Review Report: Progress so far………
We are encouraged that a number of organisations are carrying out initiatives in line with the proposed recommendations in the Review report:

Solid wall insulation industry guidance

The National Insulation Association, the Heating and Hot water Industry Council and British Standards Institution have developed a new industry wide specification which covers best practice for dealing with appliance flues, combustion air ventilators, fuel supply pipework and fittings which may be encountered during the installation of solid wall insulation.

The specification will be made publicly available for use by the wider industry during 2016 and will also be input into the process to revise PAS2030 for ECO: Help to heat from April 2017.

This week…. Next week…..
·       The Review team continued to meet with cross industry stakeholders and Government officials this week to discuss high level recommendations from the Review.

 

Future Events

 

·       Skills & training workshop Autumn 2016
·       Advice and Guidance workshops Autumn 2016
·       Home Energy Technologies workshop To be confirmed
 
Newsletter: stock-take
Interest in the Review Report continues to grow across the industry and the Bonfield Review newsletter mailing list has increased in size.  As we start to move towards implementation of the Review, the review team has completed a stock-take of all newsletters issued since January 2016.  This shows all the progress we have made so far this year and provides those who may have missed particular editions the opportunity to see any articles that may be of interest.  Please see below list:

 

Date: Topics :
15.01.16 ·      The Insulation Summit: Workstream workshop to discuss proposed straw-man for the future insulation and fabric installation process.

·     Quality & Standards:  Discussions on an end to end framework of retrofitting energy efficiency measures

22.01.16 ·     Skills & Training:  Recommendations for a framework for the future in terms of  skills, training and certification

·     Compliance & Enforcement: Understanding the foundation for developing an effective compliance and enforcement strategy

·      Insulation: insulation workstream progress

29.01.16 ·      Implementation Board: Outline of responsibilities for the Board

·     Advice & Guidance: Developing recommendations for the future shape of advice and guidance within the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors.

 

05.02.16 ·       Orbit Group Meeting: Future models for energy performance and social housing links to Review

·       Advice & Guidance: Thinking outside the box: Improving advice and & guidance to the consumer

·       The inaugural Implementation Board meeting: Mapping out the next steps for the Review

·       Compliance and Enforcement: Progress with workstream

·       Consumer Protection: Overview of the current consumer protection regimes

·       Quality & Standards: Proposals to set up a Task Group of key stakeholders to develop a detailed Standards response to retrofitting energy efficiency measures

12.02.16 ·     Holistic Property Consideration: Discussions on how to consider a more holistic approach to the assessment of buildings

·     Smart Meters: Key recommendations that relate specifically to the smart meters programme.

·     Renewables(later known as Home Energy Technologies): Workshop to discuss technologies that impact on the energy efficiency of the home

19.02.16 ·     Skills & training: focussing on the vision, recommendations and suggested implementation milestones for the workstream

·     Quality & Standards: Next steps for Standards workstream

26.02.16 ·      Consumer Protection: Recommendations about pre contract information to consumers

·      Compliance and Enforcement: Presentations by the sub-group leads on individual recommendations

04.03.16 ·      Consumer protection: Roadmap for redress and implementing workstream recommendations.

·     Implementation Board: Clarification on workstream recommendations

11.03.016 ·       Holistic Property Consideration: workstream recommendations

·       Smart Meters: Emerging recommendations

·       Renewables (later known as Home Energy Technologies): Early discussions on recommendations

18.03.16 ·       Home Energy Technologies (formerly known as Renewables): Setting out the current advice, standards and consumer protection arrangements that exist for the technologies

·       Insulation/fabric: Focus groups leading on developing a straw-man for the insulation workstream

24.03.16 ·       The Review Report: Pulling together a first draft of the Review final report

·       Data Warehouse: to consider an overarching approach and develop a strawman for a data warehouse.

·       Industry Funding: Discussions on how proposed recommendations may be funded

08.04.16 ·       Implementation Board: Workstream progress in working towards a clear plan for implementing the recommendations

·       Quality Management Meeting: Workshop to establish a common approach to quality management

15.04.16 ·       Cross-cutting Industry meeting: The discuss Review recommendations that overlap several workstreams

·       Data Warehouse: the data warehouse recommendation under Advice and Guidance

22.04.16 ·       Federation of Master Builders’: Review Team present at event
29.04.16 ·       The Review Report: Recommending a simple and coherent framework

 

06.05.16 ·       Implementation board: Progress towards the finalisation of the report

·       Cross Cutting Workstream Workshop: How the Review recommendations may work for SMEs and micro businesses.

13.05.16 ·       Industry & Government meetings: Discussing the proposed recommendations.

·       Meeting with Sarah Beeny: How best to engage with  consumers on energy efficiency

20.05.16 ·       AON Working Group: A team of industry professionals, collaborating to develop a sustainable able to pay market

·       British Standards Institution workshop: A Retrofit Energy Efficiency Measures and PAS 2030

27.05.16 ·       Supporting the Review: Letters of support
03.06.16 ·       Implementation Board: Discussing the details of the recommendations.

·       In other news: The National Flood Resilience Review (Defra)

10.06.16 ·       The Review Report: The proposed Review framework and recommendations

·       Stakeholder Engagement: meetings with various stakeholders to discuss the Review recommendations

17.06.16. ·       Ministerial meeting: Discussion on the recommendations from the Review for the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors.

The Review – progress so far: (i) CIGA and BBA work on pre-installation property assessment  and (ii) Increased access to EPC data

24.06.16 ·       The Review Report: The Review offers a real opportunity to shape the future delivery of energy efficiency and renewable energy installations.

·       Home Energy Technologies: The suggested role of the data warehouse and the proposals for a quality mark

08.07.16 ·       Implementation Board: High level recommendations

·       In other news: ECO Consultation

15.07.16 ·       The Review report: Proposals for a  Quality Mark

·       In Other News: Home energy efficiency and demand reduction

22.07.16 ·       Government Changes: The new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
29.07.16 ·       Quality & Standards: Task Group to consider how to deliver the Bonfield quality and standards recommendations.

·       ECO Stakeholder Events: ECO: Help to Heat Consultation events

05.08.16 ·       Citizens Advice: Energising Homeowners
12.08.16 ·       The Review – progress so far: Solutions for Smart Meters

If you would like any of the above newsletters sent to you please email BonfieldReview@beis.gov.uk and Diana will forward it on to you.

 
The Bonfield Review Team
The team is:

Peter Bonfield, Kanta Nar, Ben Golding, Matt Webb, Pam Wynne, Diana Menville and;

Name: Work-stream Lead on:
Alison Oliver Advice & Guidance, Insulation/Fabric, Holistic Property Consideration
Home Energy Technologies
Smart Meters, Compliance & Enforcement
Quality & Standards, Consumer Protection, Skills & Training
If you wish to speak to the Review team about any of the workstreams above then please contact Alison in the short term.

 

We welcome your interest in the work-streams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our joint email account, BonfieldReview@beis.gov.uk

 

 

Each Home Counts Newsletter 12 August 2016

 
‘Bonfield Review’ Newsletter

12th August 2016

Hello!

The Review team continue to make progress on finalising the report for publication.

Discussions with Ministers and across Government are being planned to brief new colleagues on the progress with the Review and the outcomes.

We plan to publish the Review report as soon as we can and will keep you informed regarding when that will be.  We appreciate your continued patience in the meantime.

 
The Review Report: Progress so far………….
As the Review team continue working through the report, a number of organisations and schemes working both inside and outside of the Review have started to take action in line with the proposed recommendations.  These include:

Solutions for Smart Meters

The Government response to the consultation on the delivery model and regulatory requirements for the Alternative Home Area Network was published on 27 April 2016 and can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-alternative-home-area-network-han-solutions

Regulatory provisions to aid this came into effect in July 2016.

This will help ensure that all premises in Great Britain can benefit from smart metering as soon as possible and more complex installations are managed in a cost-effective and coordinated manner.

 
This week…. Next week…..
There have been no meetings this week due to the August holiday season and setting up of the new department. We will be back in the next week or two.

 

Future Events

·       Skills & training workshop Autumn 2016
·       Advice and Guidance workshops Autumn 2016
·       Home Energy Technologies workshop To be confirmed
 
The Bonfield Review Team
The team is:

Peter Bonfield, Kanta Nar, Ben Golding, Matt Webb, Pam Wynne, Diana Menville and;

Name: Work-stream Lead on:
Alison Oliver Advice & Guidance, Insulation/Fabric, Holistic Property Consideration
Home Energy Technologies
Smart Meters, Compliance & Enforcement
Quality & Standards, Consumer Protection, Skills & Training
If you wish to speak to the Review team about any of the workstreams above then please contact Alison in the short term.

 

We welcome your interest in the work-streams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our joint email account, BonfieldReview@decc.gsi.gov.uk