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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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    Is your business facing pressure from customers, investors and suppliers to be a credible player in the low carbon future?  The post Help available this autumn – low carbon challenge consultations appeared first on EBRI.
  • Showcase your low carbon solutions 1 October 2020
    Aston’s Green team is looking for the best sustainable solutions for the campus Aston University’s Sustainability team, who are responsible for the carbon footprint of our campus are inviting suppliers of innovative, low carbon products and services to get in touch. The post Showcase your low carbon solutions appeared first on EBRI.
  • Book a 30 minute consultation at no cost to your business 4 September 2020
    As customer demand for low carbon goods and services is rising, it is becoming increasingly important for suppliers to demonstrate their carbon footprint. The post Book a 30 minute consultation at no cost to your business appeared first on EBRI.
  • Low carbon business opportunities – help from EBRI 29 May 2020
    Surgery – Value from Waste: Virtual consultation for SMEs In this changing new world we all find ourselves in, EBRI is ever more determined to help companies survive, evolve and flourish on the path to net zero. The post Low carbon business opportunities – help from EBRI appeared first on EBRI.
  • New government report on bioenergy with carbon capture and storage 16 March 2020
    Researchers from the Supergen Bioenergy Hub have contributed to a new report on BECCS (bioenergy with carbon capture and storage) from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST). The post New government report on bioenergy with carbon capture and storage appeared first on EBRI.

Energy Focus

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

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  • The big question: How can we encourage more businesses to export? 19 October 2020
    Colin Elcoate  CEO at Alderley   Exporting has been key to the success and longevity of Alderley. One recent example is our investment in Saudi Arabia to grow our international portfolio.  
  • News and events October 2020 19 October 2020
    Events EIC LIVE e-vents Since the beginning of March, when many countries faced national lockdowns, the EIC has quickly adapted to change all events from physical to virtual. We have now run more than 80 webinars to an audience of more than 8,000 delegates, with speaker companies including ADNOC, Petrofac, Pale Blue Dot, Saipem, KBR, […]
  • EIC Member Focus: McMenon Engineering Service 19 October 2020
    Can you tell us a little bit about McMenon? McMenon Engineering Services specialises in the design and manufacture of differential pressure flow meters,  variable area flow meters and temperature monitoring equipment. We manufacture around 16,000 products a year, which are in service in  more than 60 countries. In a joint venture, and with valued support […]
  • View from the top: Sir Ian Wood KT GBE, Chair of Opportunity North East 19 October 2020
    In the current environment, what advice would you give to business leaders trying to survive and grow? The impact of COVID-19 and accompanying fall in commodity prices has had a significant impact on the industry and the global economy, presenting additional challenges for those looking to export. Businesses have demonstrated resilience and adaptability and government […]

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.

Find out more here.


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