How Your Commercial Building Can Achieve a B Rating by 2030
Thanks to inspiring programmes such as Blue Planet II and campaigns by the likes of Greta Thunberg, we’re becoming increasingly aware of the impact that our daily actions can have on the planet. This has led to a growing movement that is encouraging us all to become more mindful consumers, reduce our carbon emissions, and…Read More
How is an EPC Band Calculated?
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a simple way to understand the energy efficiency and carbon emissions of your home. It’s also a legal requirement if you’re building, selling, or renting a commercial or residential property. The certificate demonstrates the performance of your building by using bands which range from ‘A’ to ‘G’, providing a…Read More
Is Your Domestic EPC Up to Date?
The domestic energy performance certificate (EPC) is a certificate of how environmentally friendly your home is in terms of energy efficiency and carbon emissions. It is also a legal requirement for any property being built, sold, or rented in the UK. But more than this, the certificate also provides a detailed understanding of how your…Read More
What Could Brexit Mean for Your EPC?
With Brexit just around the corner and a deal yet to be made, individuals and businesses across the UK feel uncertain about what the future holds, especially when it comes to legislation. Currently, there is legislation which outlines the target energy efficiency of commercial and residential buildings, part of which is the Energy Performance Certificate…Read More
Is it Possible for London Businesses to be Eco Friendly?
When you live in a city such as London, with a population of almost 9 million, it can seem almost impossible to think of green, eco-friendly practices. However, it is more important than ever for London residents and businesses to become more energy efficient as the effects of high energy emissions, pollution, and poor waste…Read More
Encouraging Employees to be More Eco Friendly
You may have had a domestic EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) if you have sold or rented out a house, but did you know the same regulations (and benefits!) apply to commercial buildings such as offices, hotels, shops, warehouses, or other commercial buildings. Getting a commercial EPC can be the first step in helping your employees…Read More
An EPC Guide for New Homeowners
Buying a new home is stressful and difficult and a contributing factor to this is understanding the energy rating of a home. We take the mystery out of domestic EPCs and answer some of the most common questions about this. What is an EPC? A domestic Energy Performance Certificate, or EPC for short, is a…Read More
Zero Carbon London – How an EPC Can Help
It can be difficult to live in one of the busiest, oldest cities in the world while remaining green. However, London has set an ambitious aim to be Zero Carbon by 2050. How energy-efficient is your home or business? You may be very eco-conscious, using electric vehicles, buying locally grown produce, eating less meat, supporting…Read More
Energy Regulations for Landlords in Scotland
There are many regulations that you need to think about when renting your private property. You must be aware of what regulations apply and know what action you must take to ensure that you meet the minimum legal requirements. Failing to comply with the relevant standards can lead to hefty fines and other penalties. With…Read More
Commercial Energy Assessments: What You Need To Know
A domestic EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) and a commercial EPC are similar, but several key differences separate the two. In particular, a commercial EPC is far more detailed than a domestic EPC, both in terms of the inspection and the recommendations provided. For that reason, a commercial EPC typically takes longer than a domestic EPC…Read More