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MEES – Future Changes to EPC Ratings

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are consulting on the implementation of the changes to the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) in England and Wales.  The following approach is detailed within the consultation: Phased implementation of the EPC B standard by 2030 with

The Future Buildings Standard (Part L Changes)

The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government have carried out a consultation exercise on changes to both Part L (Conservation of Fuel and Power) and Part F (Ventilation) of the Building Regulations for non-domestic buildings in England.  The consultation aims to ensure that buildings

The Mercers’ Company, 6 Langley Street, London

We have recently completed a CAT A office refurbishment of a historic warehouse building in Covent Garden for The Mercers’ Company.  The building also has a retail shell over ground and basement levels. The second part of the scheme involved a separate bike store, shower and

Magdalene College Library

The new £27m Magdalene College Library in Cambridge achieved Practical Completion last week.  KJ Tait undertook the detailed mechanical design for the building which features an archive and workroom as well as the stunning triple height interior. The brickwork and oak joinery are impressive, definitely

BREEAM International

BREEAM is the main sustainability assessment method in the UK for all different types of buildings and it is also the World's leading “green” building certification; currently there are over 2,300,00 buildings registered in 89 different countries with nearly 600,000 of them being certified. KJ Tait have been

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) – 2030 Trajectory

The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy consultation on the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) for EPC ratings is now closed. The outcome of the consultation is likely to result in the minimum EPC rating required for non-domestic leases being raised from the current

Heat Network Regulations (2020 Update)

The Heat Network Regulations (2014) introduced a requirement for ‘heat’ suppliers to notify the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) of any heat network or communal heating systems that they own.  The requirement to complete these notifications, which detail generation capacity, energy generation

Covid-19 Guidance

It has been established that effective fresh air ventilation plays an important role in reducing the spread of the Covid-19 virus. On 23 October,  CIBSE have released version 4 of Covid-19 Ventilation Guidance providing guidance on the set up and operation of ventilation systems. Ventilation is a

BCO AWARD for Ediston Fit Out

We are pleased to announce that our fit-out project for Ediston at 1-2 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh has won the BCO Scottish Award for Projects under 1500 m2.  KJ Tait had previously carried out the base build design of the office redevelopment for Aberdeen Standard

Non Domestic RHI Closure

The Non Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will close to new applicants on 31 March 2021.  This means that projects which use an eligible renewable heat source must be commissioned and a full application made to Ofgem before this date. However, there was a tranche of

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