Commercial building energy performance concerns raised


10th Oct 2014

Increasing attention is being devoted to the requirements of Minimum Engergy Performance Standards and the need to improve EPC ratings within commercial buildings

Part of the Energy Act 2011, the Department of Energy & Climate Change recently ran a consultation to make the achievement of EPC ratings of E or above mandatory for commercial properties. Without achieving this standard, landlords and property owners would not be able to let their buildings to tenants, the proposals state. The minimum EPC rating has to be achieved by April 2018 in England and Wales.
Research carried out shows that the MEPS could affect up to 35% of commercial property. EPCs are benchmarked by building regulations which are revised on a regular basis and ratings drop half to one band each time the regulations changed. This could mean that buildings with an EPC of E today could be classed as F as changes are made. If you would like us to carry out an energy performance review of your plant please contact us on 01202 330630