KJ Tait

24 August 2023

The Role of EPCs in Decarbonising our Commercial Building Stock

In the pursuit of a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future within the current commercial built landscape, the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) has assumed a pivotal role in the transition away from gas-fired boilers and the decarbonisation of heating systems.  This significance arises from the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), which stipulate that the minimum EPC rating for commercial lettings should be a 'B' by 2030.
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1 November 2022

The need to implement Part L 2021 in Scotland

The National Calculation Methodology (NCM) for Section 6 2022 is out for use from December this year. This will reduce the carbon factor for grid electricity by circa 400%.
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1 September 2022

Scottish EPC Methodology – the need for change

Since the introduction of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) in England to an EPC ‘E’ for leases and the expected strengthening of this to EPC ‘B’ by 2030, the Scottish EPC methodology has come under some scrutiny.
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8 August 2022

MEES EPC ‘B’ Standard – Accelerating Decarbonisation

When the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) were introduced in 2015, there was little to no risk for our Clients in achieving the minimum standard of an ‘E’ rated EPC, perhaps with the exception of stripped back shop units.
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