November 30, 2018

There is global concern about the efficiency with which energy resources are used, especially in light of issues such as global warming. The UK government is joining with counterparts to focus on how this efficiency can be improved

According to energy efficiency experts...

November 29, 2018

The Scottish government has defied its own parliament by pressing ahead with its plans that all homes north of the border must meet an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of band C by 2040.

The Scottish parliament voted in May to bring forward to 2030 the date b...

November 28, 2018

By investing in an efficient controls system at the start of construction, this will dramatically lower operational costs in commercial buildings over the long term while also helping to meet a wide range of legislation.

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA)...

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES), which came into force in England and Wales earlier this year, applies to private rented residential and non-domestic property and is aimed at encouraging landlords and property owners to improve the energy efficiency of th...

Residential landlords will be required to spend up to £3,500 of their own money improving the energy efficiency of their properties.

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) for properties that are to be let came into force on 1 April 2018. The regulations apply to...

November 19, 2018

MPs have launched an inquiry which will examine the Government's approach to improve the energy efficiency of buildings in the UK, with current progress deemed as "far too slow".

Research suggests the UK will not meet its 2030 goals to boost energy efficiency in its hou...

The introduction of Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) regulations on April 1 prevented landlords granting a lease to new or existing tenants on properties with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) below an E.


However, there was an exemption if the landlord...

Landlords may need to pay up to £3,500 to improve the energy efficiency of their rented homes, under regulations set to come into force next year.

Since April, properties in the private rented sector have needed to have a minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ra...

It’s that time again, a quick summary of the latest political movements and legislative updates that will impact on the private rented sector (PRS) as we move into 2019.

Since my last update the issues around Brexit have preoccupied our MPs, and therefore much anticipat...

November 13, 2018

Homes, businesses and public buildings in Europe use 40% of all energy in circulation and is responsible for 36% of carbon emissions across the continent. The EU has put a plan in place to reduce emissions, especially when it comes to construction, and many people are...

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