AB Busy With New Training Courses


14 February 2017

Accreditation body Elmhurst Energy has been busy on the training front recently, launching a new series of its TechNet CPD and networking events, announcing a partnership to strengthen its building construction offering, and even taking its software knowledge to university students.

The TechNet events are designed to provide assessors with networking and CPD opportunities in low cost events held around the country, starting at the end of this month.

Martyn Reed, Managing Director of Elmhurst Energy said: “Now in their third successful year, our two hour TechNet networking events provide a wonderful chance for energy assessors to get together with their peers to discuss industry developments and innovations in energy assessment whilst expanding their network of contacts.

“Elmhurst’s TechNet is also designed to help energy assessors keep up to date with potential business opportunities and support them in building a better business.  We have kept the agenda broad enough to really appeal to our members, members of other schemes and people from various sustainability related organisations.”

TechNet costs only £15 plus VAT to attend, including refreshments, and all attendees receive two hour’s CPD.  To book a place at any of the TechNet events below visit the website at www.elmhurstenergy.co.uk

Warrington     28th February 2017

Bristol           28th March 2017

London         26th April 2017

Leeds           31st May 2017

Exeter          28th June 2017

Durham         9th August 2017

Kent            30th August 2017

East Anglia    27th September 2017

Cardiff          25th October 2017

Lutterworth   30th November 2017

Elmhurst has also announced it is working with the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) to deliver an ‘Introduction to Construction’ course for members wishing to become Building Engineers, as well as assessors who want to improve their knowledge of the construction process and planning.

The one day course has been designed to meet the needs of new entrants to the industry who wish to gain or improve their understanding of some of the basic concepts of building construction, building services and the process of building a new property including planning permission and Building Control. The course may also help refresh knowledge for existing energy assessors or other professionals.

“The course provides a greater understanding of construction and how this fits in with the rest of the construction process,” explained Mr Reed.  “Successful completion of the course will also enable delegates to qualify for CABE Technician Membership, with the subscription for the first year included in the course fee. The course will also qualify for five hours of CPD.”

Mr Reed added that working together over the last two years, CABE had recognised the high standards to which Elmhurst Energy assessors operated, the support that they are given and the controls that are placed on the quality of work, by offering Elmhurst Energy’s accredited energy assessors a route to Technician Membership.

Membership of CABE will give Elmhurst Energy members;

 Access to up-to-date information and news

 Improved professional recognition and standing in the construction industry by association with the prestigious Chartered status.

 Networking opportunities with other construction professional, some of which will be energy experts themselves but others who may need your services

 Extensive business and information resources

 A wide range of face-to-face and on line CPD

 A monthly members’ journal

Elmhurst has also recently delivered a presentation and practical workshop to MSc Energy and Sustainable Building Design/Development students at De Montfort University in Leicester.

The workshop content covered SBEM (Simplified Building Energy Model), and has been developed to provide students with a basic knowledge of the software, including a demonstration of how to enter a case study into it.

“We are extremely passionate about energy efficiency and delighted to be working with Universities to help in any way we can,” said Amarpal Sihra, Elmhurst Energy’s Head of Commercial.