Business Energy Performance Certificates – Looking at How Recent Regulation Changes Affect Your Commercial Property
UK Government energy policy is due to change substantially within the next decade
Until recently, beyond EPCs, there hasn’t been any direct regulation in place regarding the energy efficiency of existing buildings.
This however is set to change, as the built environment continues to pose a difficult challenge for the UK on its path to Net-Zero.
Despite emissions from buildings across the UK falling by 17% over the last 30 years, over the next 30 years, it is required that we achieve a reduction 5 times greater than this if the UK is to hit its 2050 net-zero emissions target.
The performance of buildings is due to be central to government policy within the next decade. This starts with the new government-listed guidance that now means that large commercial and industrial buildings will be required to undergo new energy performance assessments and meet high energy efficiency standards by 2030.
If you are the owner of, or rent a large commercial or industrial building, you may want to read on…