This article describes the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) that will apply to all privately rented non-domestic properties from April 2018. They were introduced by The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015. Scotland is not
The report on the Bonfield Review – formally titled ‘Each Home Counts’ – was finally published on 16th December 2016. It includes 27 recommendations on how industry and government can collaborate to support the establishment of a new ‘quality mark’
This article provides an overview of the new HQM scheme and a brief summary of the energy related issues that it covers. The Home Quality Mark is effectively BRE’s replacement for the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH), following the government’s
The SAP energy rating of a home is the most widely used indicator of domestic energy efficiency in the UK. It is used on domestic Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and (usually expressed as an average) as a performance indicator for
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