8th Dec 2016

The current version of the Energy Company Obligation, ECO 2, ends on 31st March 2017. A recent Government consultation has proposed to extend the current ECO period by one year (ECO transition). This version, known as ECO2t, is likely to include the introduction of deemed scores. 

12th Oct 2016

Effective from Monday 17th October members requiring technical support should contact the Lutterworth office support lines detailed below (also found on Elmhurst's website). 

Existing Dwellings - 01455 883 257

Non Domestic/ Commercial - 01455 883 231

Onconstruction/ Domestic New Build - 01455 883 236

Main Switchboard - 01455 883 250

PLEASE NOTE: until further notice all Finance queries should still be addressed to NES.


26th Sep 2016

Today (26th September 2016), the NHER EPC accreditation scheme has transferred to Elmhurst Energy Systems.

The NHER scheme is a leading provider of software, accreditation and technical support in the EPC sector and covers England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It was established in 1990, was the first energy rating scheme in the UK, and was the forerunner to the introduction of EPCs in 2007.

A statement from Austin Baggett, MD of NES

Austin Baggett, Managing Director of NES, said:

7th Sep 2016

Training The first training course in Routine Visual and Operational Checks is taking place today (7th September) and it is great to see the course is fully booked. The training course and new membership scheme are part of a joint initiative between SAVA and NAPIT.

12th Aug 2016

On 1st October 2016 RdSAP conventions v9.0 come into force. All EPCs carried out after 1st October 2016 must follow these conventions and all audits will be carried out against these new conventions.

Most of the convention changes are amendments to existing conventions, but there are also some new ones. 

The new conventions alongside the DCLG information pertaining to the new conventions are available to view on the NES Knowledgebase

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