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Set up over twelve years ago, ECMK is an accreditation scheme for energy assessors and facilitates lodgement of Energy Performance Certificates (EPC), Display Energy Certificates (DEC), and Air Conditioning Reports.  They also provide training for energy assessors; certification services for the Green Deal; and are approved as ESOS Lead Assessor register.

Accreditation is available for all strands of energy assessment – Domestic, Non Domestic, On Construction, ESOS, Display Energy Certificates, Air Conditioning inspectors as well as Domestic and Non-Domestic Green Deal Advisers

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Elmhurst Energy Systems Ltd

Elmhurst Energy is a leading independent provider of energy assessment training, software and accreditation. Established in 1993 and operating across the UK, Elmhurst aim to drive standards across the industry and provide outstanding technical support.

Elmhurst provides solutions that are used by thousands of clients including chartered surveyors, architects, house builders, building control bodies, insulation manufacturers and residential social landlords.

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Elmhurst Energy is one of our preferred accreditation schemes. Look for the logo when choosing an assessor.

Energy & Bioproducts Research Institute

The Energy & Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University in Birmingham, develops and provides practical bioenergy, energy-from-waste, bioproducts and energy systems solutions for companies and local authorities in the UK and beyond.

In addition to academic research, the Energy & Bioproducts Research Institute provides support directly to businesses.  EBRI helps organisations explore the growing low carbon markets and the opportunities they offer.  This includes offering specialist support, cutting-edge technologies and bespoke events, including the highly acclaimed EBRI ‘Value from Waste’ Master Class.

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Energy Focus

Energy Focus is published online by the Energy Industries Council based in the United States of America.

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Energy Journal

The Energy Journal is a publication written by students about current energy affairs. It is published by LSE, Imperial College, UCL and ESCP Energy Societies and is currently the largest student print publication on the energy sector.

Energy Journal was founded in September 2016 at LSE Energy Soc. In September 2017, the Journal moved to Imperial. In September 2018, UCL joined the Journal team and in January 2019, ESCP joined the family.

By combining forces, Energy Journal brings something new to perceptions of the industry. Each university has particular knowledge of the energy sector; when they combine, they broaden their knowledge. It also gives students the chance to connect with like-minded people.

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Energy Performance Certificate

Energy Performance Certificates are available in two forms:

Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

The building sector is crucial for achieving the EU's energy and environmental goals.  At the same time, better and more energy efficient buildings improve the quality of citizens' life while bringing additional benefits to the economy and the society.

To boost energy performance of buildings, the EU has established a legislative framework that includes the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2010/31/EU (EPBD) and the Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU. Together, the directives promote policies that will help

  • achieve a highly energy efficient and decarbonised building stock by 2050
  • create a stable environment for investment decisions
  • enable consumers and businesses to make more informed choices to save energy and money


Following the introduction of energy performance rules in national building codes, buildings today consume only half as much as typical buildings from the 1980s.

Both directives were amended, as part of the Clean energy for all Europeans package, in 2018 and 2019.  In particular, the Directive amending the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (2018/844/EU) introduces new elements and sends a strong political signal on the EU’s commitment to modernise the buildings sector in light of technological improvements and increase building renovations.

EU countries need to transpose the new and revised rules into national law by 10 March 2020.  The UK had already implemented the Directive as it stood in 2012 prior to departing the EU.

The Commission has introduced a renovation wave of public and private buildings, as part of the European Green Deal.  It aims to take further action and create the necessary conditions to scale up renovations and reap the significant saving potential of the building sector.

Energy Saving Trust

The Energy Saving Trust is an independent organisation dedicated to promoting energy efficiency, low carbon transport and sustainable energy use to address the climate emergency.

The Energy Saving Trust aims to provide leadership and expertise to deliver the benefits of achieving carbon reduction targets, warmer homes, cleaner air, healthier populations, a resilient economy and a stable climate.

In particular, the Energy Saving Trust addresses the challenge of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050.  They do this by taking action to reduce energy consumption, install new infrastructure and accelerate a move to sustainable, low carbon lifestyles.

  • The trust aims to empower householders to make better choices around home energy efficiency, low carbon transport and renewable energy generation.
  • The trust aims to support businesses and community groups across the UK and internationally with strategy, research and assurance.
  • The trust aims to deliver transformative programmes on behalf of the UK, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish governments to support the transition to a low carbon society.
  • The trust aims to work with local authorities, providing support and advice to help them tailor their responses to the climate emergency.


The Energy Saving Trust hopes to enable everyone to play their part in building a sustainable future.

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