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Government publishes guidance for non-domestic Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

Government publishes guidance for non-domestic Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

24th February 2017

The Government has published guidance about the new minimum efficiency standard for privately rented commercial buildings, which has been welcomed by the industry for providing "vital clarity" to businesses. The energy efficiency regulations mean that private non-domestic landlords must ensure that properties they rent in England and Wales from April 2018 reach an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of E before granting a tenancy to new or existing tenants.

The document provides guidance which informs landlords whether their property is covered by the regulations, and the steps they should take to ensure their property complies with the minimum level of efficiency. The text also recommends how a landlord can identify appropriate energy-efficiency improvements and calculate whether particular upgrades would be cost-effective to install.

Read more - Government guidance

Read more - edie.net