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MEES: What are Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards?

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), are legal energy-related standards for buildings that are set out and enforced by the Government. MEES means a landlord cannot renew or grant a new tenancy of longer than 6 months if a property has a low EPC rating. This article will explore the details of MEES and it’s…

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Climate Change: The Challenges Facing London

Climate change is a severe problem that the world is facing. Historically, cities across the globe have and will continue to undergo drastic and potentially disastrous changes that will have damaging effects on health and infrastructure. And although figures show that out of every area in England, London has the lowest carbon emissions per person,…

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Energy Saving New Year’s Resolutions

It’s a brand-new year which means you can put your best foot forward with some New Year’s resolutions. Our EPC London team are keen to recommend saving energy at home. Choosing an energy saving resolution can be fantastic for two reasons: lowering your energy usage will lessen your contribution towards polluting the planet, and at…

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The Best Way to Maintain your Commercial Property

As a landlord, maintaining your property is of utmost importance. Whether you own office premises, retail buildings, or have a portfolio of buy-to-let homes, it’s important to keep on top of maintenance to ensure you retain property value and attract the best tenants. Here are the top practices to keep your valuable investment in order…

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How Your Business Can Contribute towards Net Zero

There are many schemes and targets in place to improve the UK’s energy efficiency. Net Zero, a UK government project, is one of those schemes. It aims to have greenhouse gas emission down to zero by 2050 – and we all need to play our part. There are lots of ways that we can understand,…

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How your London Business can Improve in 2020

Traditionally, the New Year is a time to reflect, change and make improvements in your personal life. If you own a business, however, it can also be the perfect time to better your work environment. There’s a great deal of focus on the environment at current, with stories on climate change and the state of…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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