Each Home Counts Review Newsletter 10th November 2017


Progress continues on implementing the Each Home Counts recommendations. Workstream leads continue to engage with industry colleagues through meetings and workshops to help further develop their implementation plans. Discussions are also continuing on the detail and practicalities of a joint MCS and TrustMark approach to deliver the proposed quality mark.

Post Implementation Board update

The Implementation Board met on Thursday 2 November to discuss the proposed joint venture between MCS and TrustMark for delivering the quality mark framework. The Implementation Board has issued a statement on the Each Home Counts website that clarifies their position and sets out a timetable for implementation. Please follow this link to see the statement.

Data Warehouse Update

The data warehouse was a key recommendation across the Each Home Counts report and has benefits identified within a number of work streams. This concept was primarily referenced within the Advice and Guidance work stream, led by Energy Saving Trust.  Since July, Susan Jones has been seconded from EST to sit within the Each Home Counts review team. Recognising how this project spans many work streams, Susan has continued to focus on the data warehouse to understand the industry requirements for and feasibility of the data warehouse, amongst other activity on behalf of the EHC board.

The following benefits were identified within the EHC report:

  • Householders – to receive better tailored advice and post installation repository information about their property
  • Installers and specifiers – to be able to use existing information to inform their design and specifications
  • Scheme managers – to understand where jobs have been carried out to assist with auditing and monitoring
  • Government – to understand the level of retrofit and opportunities for installations.

Susan has been speaking with a number of individuals from across the industry to explore what data needs to be captured on behalf of these different user groups need in order for these benefits to be realised. This will be included within a final report, submitted to the EHC board before Christmas. The report is likely to identify a number of existing data sets that could be used to meet these requirements and what connections are required between them, rather than to propose building a new database. If anyone would like to input into this work, please contact Susan directly at [email protected].

Skills & Training update

Sustainable Building Training Summit, 6th December 2017

The Each Home Counts Review called for industry to embed core knowledge on building performance into all relevant vocational and professional education pathways. As a key part of the industry’s response, the Construction Leadership Council is hosting a FREE conference on sustainable building for the training sector in London on 6th December.

Training providers and developers from Further Education, Higher Education and professional development are invited to this landmark event, which builds on the recently published CLC guidance. The Summit is an opportunity to receive new guidance on learning outcomes for sustainable construction and help shape the future of construction education. Keynote from Mark Farmer, with Roy Cavanagh, Lynne Sullivan and Rob Lambe, plus case studies on successfully integrating sustainability in to mainstream education from NPTC Group and Heriot Watt.

Who should attend: Heads of Construction Schools, Higher Education Management, College Leadership, Apprenticeship Providers, Industry L&D Leaders, Awarding Bodies, and Professional Bodies. To register for your FREE place visit http://bit.ly/2y2d5SN.


This week… Next week…

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

Future events

Measurement, Monitoring and Verification Monday 13th November 2017
Compliance and Enforcement meeting Thursday 23rd  November 2017
Consumer Protection workshop  TBC


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 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)

We welcome your interest in the workstreams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our website.