2023-08-21T06:00:00+01:00By Martin Bissell
The built environment is the second-largest source of carbon emissions in the UK after surface transport, and as such, it is of paramount importance that we take action to decarbonise buildings to meet net zero targets.
Editor: I write in support of Property Week’s Get Set for Net Zero campaign and to provide some observations based on our experience of the issues raised in your recent leader column about the shortcomings of Energy Performance Certificates – or EPCs.
2023-07-25T15:25:00+01:00By Jamie Bennett-Ness
Developer Carlton Power has secured planning approval from Trafford Council for a £750m Manchester scheme it said would be the “world’s largest” battery energy storage scheme (BESS).
Editor: I agree with your latest leader column that the Climate Change Committee’s negative assessment of progress in decarbonising buildings is deeply worrying.
2023-06-22T00:00:00+01:00By Simon Hartley
Introduced five years ago, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) Regulations, which restrict the grant or continuance of tenancies for properties in England or Wales with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of less than band ‘E’, have now extended their application to commercial properties.
2023-06-15T00:00:00+01:00By Ciaran Nerval
The energy and carbon services director explains how the housing sector can help meet net zero targets.
Editor: Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) are now in force across England and Wales, and commercial properties that have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating below ‘E’ will no longer be granted tenancy, unless eligible for an exemption.
2023-04-20T15:35:00+01:00By Jamie Bennett-Ness
The NABERS UK system has been expanded to offer both office owners and occupiers the ability to rate the energy-efficiency of their spaces in a major boost for the scheme’s “inclusivity”.
2023-04-19T00:00:00+01:00By Madeleine Knight
The average cost of refurbishing industrial stock to achieve an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ‘A+’ rating is 21% higher than a standard refurbishment, according to research from Hollis, an independent real estate consultant specialising in environmental, social and governance (ESG) refurbishments.
2023-03-31T08:40:00+01:00By Madeleine Knight
Rapleys has warned that 130,000 commercial properties across England and Wales face becoming obsolete with values effectively being wiped as the government’s commercial EPC targets take effect tomorrow.
Workspace Group’s Sonal Jain on why property must focus on operational performance to reach net zero
2023-03-30T07:00:00+01:00By Sonal Jain
Decarbonising any industry requires a strong collective effort and the right policy incentives to ensure that all industry players, big and small, are motivated to act. The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) regulations specifying a minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating have certainly created the right imperative to act, but ...