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Impacts of the MEES on commercial properties

Effect on commercial leases To reduce the amount of carbon emissions by 2050 the government has introduced scheduled stages that properties must meet minimum energy efficiency standards. As part of this scheme, it became unlawful for landlords to enter new lettings agreements for commercial premises that fall below an E standard on an EPC on […]

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Glasgow: The Green City

How energy efficiency is benefiting Glasgow. The city of Glasgow has been ranked as one of the greenest cities in the world for promoting sustainable growth in meetings and events, based on results by the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-index). The index is a collaborative business initiative created to assist destinations drive the adoption, promotion […]

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Energy performance: why new builds are superior

How new builds have an advantage over new EPC regulations The government’s recent interest in creating a more energy efficient Britain – with the release of the Clean Growth Strategy and the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) coming into force next year – is not just positive news for the Earth lovers among us. […]

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Energy Efficiency Standards in the UK: Changes for 2018

New EPC Regulations outlined The New Year brings new changes for the Private Rented Sector (PRS) in the UK, encouraging landlords to make their properties more energy-efficient. We live in a busy world where energy demands are increasing rapidly, so reducing our carbon footprint and making our lives more environmentally friendly is paramount. Keep reading […]

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Energy Efficiency: from Glasgow/Scotland to Canada

The Energy Saving Trust has recently announced it will be providing support to Natural Resources Canada as the North American country works toward introducing new building energy labelling schemes. This is part of a wider collaboration between Canada and the UK following the announcement of a closer partnership between the two sovereign states, with one […]

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Many buildings in London have poor energy efficiency – will you be affected by new regulations?

In the wake of a damning report published last year, a number of new regulations have been created to ensure that London’s energy efficiency hastily improves. The 2016 report published by the Association for the Conservation of Energy revealed that over one-third (37%) of non-domestic buildings in London were rated E or lower on their […]

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