Elmhurst Energy

Promoting the UK's leading specialists in Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and energy efficiency in buildings - and finding its voice in the national media

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Elmhurst Energy is the UK’s largest independent provider of energy assessment, retrofit and property professional training, software and accreditation. It is an authority on the current use and future changes needed to Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for residential and non-domestic buildings, as well as the fast-growing market for qualified retrofit professionals.

Expertise in EPCs

Shortly after the UK went into national lockdown in March 2020, Elmhurst Energy asked LMC to help build its profile within the property and national media.

Elmhurst wanted to bolster its expert status, to support its campaign to improve EPCs for the future, and to reach new customers for registered energy assessors.

Building on Elmhurst’s knowledge and experience, we recommended a thought-leadership campaign that would highlight the value of accurate, up-to-date energy assessments and explain how EPCs could be used as a tool to meet UK policies on tackling fuel poverty, improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.

Elmhurst Energy assessment concept for food label type EPC 1
A large part of our work has been about educating commentators on the true value of EPCs and how they could be adapted for future use (using food label designs as an example of communicating multiple metrics on energy use, cost and carbon)

Authoritative Almanac

LMC created the Elmhurst Energy Almanac - the authoritative report on energy efficiency policy changes and statistics in the UK.

We have established free educational courses for journalists tasked with writing about energy, fuel poverty and carbon savings, so that they can avoid accidentally spreading misinformation about these technically complex and nuanced issues.

We have also helped Elmhurst Energy articulate its views on key industry concerns and technical issues, including:

  • Measuring actual energy performance in homes pre and post-retrofit
  • The impact of Government policy on heat pumps
  • New Building Regulations on thermal performance, airtightness and overheating
  • PAS 2038 and standards impacting commercial property reftrofit
  • Passivhaus and SAP assessment methodologies
  • Women in energy efficiency
  • The specialist approach needed in assessing rural properties
  • Training of Retrofit Assessors
  • The Heat and Buildings strategies in England and Scotland
  • How mortgage lenders could support the low-carbon retrofit of homes
  • Whether EPCs are fit for purpose and how they can be improved
  • Which energy efficiency measures are most effective in helping UK households tackle crippling fuel price rises

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The Elmhurst Energy Almanac is an annual report providing a review of the previous year's energy efficiency policy changes in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and information on what is needed next


  • 2 major features about EPCs on the BBC in 2022

    Plus comment and coverage in the i newspaper, Metro, Daily Telegraph and Times, Building magazine and Property Week

  • 2.6 million views of online media coverage in 2022

    Plus more than 3,700 shares on social media

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Using our specialist knowledge and skills, we help clients to achieve their change agenda, building their reputation and profile around the topics that matter most.

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