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We Spoke, They Listened! The Non-Domestic Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards Guidance is Published

Today (23rd February 2017) the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published the guidance for landlords and enforcement authorities on the minimum level of energy efficiency required to let non-domestic property under the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015. This long awaited guidance details the standards against which compliance of the minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) will be measured and gives clarity to the...

BREAKING NEWS: The MEES guidelines have been published

We are pleased to let you know that this morning BEIS published its guidance document to landlords, and others with an interest in the non-domestic rental sector, on compliance with the minimum energy efficiency standard, as set out in the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property)(England and Wales) Regulations 2015. We are currently reviewing the document and will be publishing our thoughts today. We will keep you posted.

Sub Metering: A risky afterthought during development projects - By Joanne Merry

Sub metering is often considered to be a relatively small part of a multi-let new build / re-development project. As a result, it is usually addressed at a later stage as part of the wider electrical and mechanical systems and is not given the attention it deserves. From an operational perspective, metering forms a critical element of the internal systems required for a property to run effectively. Without access to data relating to the quantity and distribution of energy usage across a...

Water Deregulation Webinar - 17 January 2017

Water deregulation in England is good for business: Learn how to reap the rewards 17 January 2017 1:30 PM GMT Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8213033380148676100 In April 2017, the water retail industry will be deregulated for non-domestic customers across England bringing the current regional monopolies to an end which is expected to improve services with suppliers competing for new customers and deliver cost savings. It is also expected that many water...

Mastering EPCs to Protect Investment Yield By Joanne Merry, Technical Director

It seems that today there is an art to the production of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) to ensure that companies attain the best possible score. Gone are the days of just ticking the compliance box in order to secure a sale or letting. The introduction of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) means that today's EPC is all about quality and strategy to maximise the rating and protect asset value. We have delivered hundreds of EPCs since their introduction in 2008 across...

‘Energy Independent’ America to Trump Paris? By Arthur Beattie, Commercial Director

Bleary eyed and stunned, I sit and contemplate the result of the US presidential election. Rhetoric of the day before, ringing in my ears – ‘the path to the White House is simply too difficult for Trump to navigate’. I haven’t been so incorrect in forecasting the future since, err, June 23rd. The UK's FTSE 100 index was down 82 points (1.2%) in the opening minutes of trading this morning. European stock markets have also fallen with money flowing into gold and...