The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) is a new legislation from April 2018, there will be regulation surrounding minimum energy efficiency standards for buildings, applying to rented buildings in the commercial sector – which currently require an EPC certification.
How can we help?
The regulation means that affected buildings, which do not meet the minimum efficiency rating (EPC) of E must not renew or grant new tenancies. From April 2023 tenancies must not continue if the energy efficiency rating is less than E. The regulation contains details of exemptions, but is designed to help the government meet its international commitments to reducing the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions targets.
It has been suggested that as many as 20% of commercial properties with EPCs currently fall into categories F or G and will therefore be non-compliant based on the current specification. BIU will work with you to ensure full understanding of your current exposure and what is feasible to deliver compliance in line with your business requirements.
We will evaluate and report on the extent the compliance affects your portfolio. This will include conducting surveys and analysis to determine the scope for bringing any affected sites up to the required standard.
Our energy accredited experts will identify and implement energy efficiency improvements which maximise the commercial requirements of your business whilst ensuring compliance.
Following project implementation we will carry out a re-certification of the site assuring the improved EPC rating required. This will be followed with a continued support programme to sustain overall performance.