Proposed Changes to Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

Proposed Changes to Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

From April 2018 onward, a minimum “E” rating on commercial property will mean that properties falling below this energy rating could be classed as uninhabitable. Landlords have no alternative but to reassess the energy performance of their properties or face financial losses in the reduced valuation of their assets. The government are committed to lowering our CO2 output and improve the energy efficiency of the countries property portfolio. Just changing to LED lighting can reduce the amount of energy a building consumes considerably. If added to this Solar Thermal Panels are installed to reduce the amount of energy consumed to heat water and Solar Photovoltaics are installed to reduce the amount of electricity used from the national grid to power a property, the energy efficiency rating will be increased dramatically. Using natural renewable resources such as the sun or ground and air source heat pumps coupled with insulation and double glazing not only reduces your energy consumption from external sources it reduces your bills and your carbon footprint. A well maintained building incorporating renewable energy sources and gaining a high energy efficiency rating will be a financially sound investment and a highly sought after property.

 

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