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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

LETI Pioneer

KJ Tait Engineers have been engaging with LETI (London Energy Transformation Initiative) on one of our secondary school projects and are pleased to say we have been selected to be a member of the LETI pioneer community. Our school is one of only three schools within a


KJ Tait Engineers have the resources and experience in the design, simulation and analysis of daylight and sunlight assessment to accurately predict and show the behaviour of daylight and sunlight both internally and externally to a development.

The London Plan

Briefing Note 2020 – The New London Plan

The Draft New London Plan is scheduled to be adopted early in 2020.  This is a planning document controlled by the Greater London Authority (GLA) which sets out the strategic plan for London in terms of the economy, transport, social framework and the environment. It is

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Briefing Note 2020 – Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) were introduced by the government in April 2018, with an aim to combat fuel poverty and reducing CO2 emissions. The guidelines state that domestic and commercial properties in England and Wales must achieve an EPC rating of at least an ‘E‘ before

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