Each Home Counts Newsletter 28 October 2016

‘Each Home Counts Review’ Newsletter

28th October 2016


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, [email protected]