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What are the Energy Performance of Building Regulations (EPBR)?

Energy Surveys and Data Validation

In 2002 the EU Directive on the energy performance of buildings was introduced. The notion was to make people aware of the impact of climate change and reduce the energy consumption of buildings and carbon emissions. The principle behind the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations (EPBR) is to make the energy efficiency of a building

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SECR and data: where do I start?

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting framework

When it comes to the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) framework, all qualifying businesses are required to report on their annual emissions and provide a narrative commentary of any energy efficiency actions. Provided within the Environmental Report Guidelines, which were updated earlier this year, this table gives the basics of what you need to

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Climate Change Levy. It’s coming for you….

TEAM Energy Services

You may have been fortunate, falling under the radar for all sorts of environmental legislation, to have never had to learn the acronyms CRC, ESOS, DEC, GHG. However, this next one is one you will have to learn. CCL – the Climate Change Levy is coming for you, it’s coming for everyone. CCL has been

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The new Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting framework

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting framework

What does it mean for you? The new Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting framework (SECR) comes into force on 1 April this year. It contributes to the government’s Clean Growth Strategy which encourages business and industry to reduce their energy production by 20% by 2030. Building on existing mandatory greenhouse gas emissions reporting and the

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How energy surveys and data validation can help your business

Energy Surveys and Data Validation

Energy surveys and data validation can both have a positive effect on managing your energy usage as well as your budget. These can be completed as a one off, or as part of a regular programme, depending on your objectives. An energy survey alone can identify existing and potential issues relating to energy usage. A

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Top 10 Energy Saving Tips for the Winter

Non domestic RHI Scheme

At this time of year, we all revisit the heating controls and turn on the lights earlier at home. It’s not so straightforward for businesses; with numerous people occupying the premises and large, complicated heating and cooling systems. So, if you’re responsible for the energy management in your building and the comfort of your organisation’s

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Have you budgeted for Climate Change Levy increases?

Climate Change Levy

From 1 April next year the Climate Change Levy (CCL) applied to all business electricity, gas and solid fuel use is increasing significantly. This is primarily to offset the loss in revenue that the government will suffer as the CRC scheme comes to an end next year. However, for those who have never been part

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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) – how we’re helping our clients

Energy Performance Asset Rating

In the run-up to the enforcement of the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) and since its implementation, we have been busy working with clients to ensure they are compliant with the new regulations. Buildings with an Asset Rating of an F or G cannot be leased out to new tenants; unless energy efficiency improvements

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Air Conditioning Inspection Reports

TM44 Air Conditioning Certificate Savings

What is an Air Conditioning Inspection Report? If you have an Air Conditioning System with a cooling capacity of 12kW or more in your building, you are required to have a valid Air Conditioning Inspection Report (ACIR) and a certificate in place. An inspection of the system should take place every five years and there

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Non-Domestic Energy Performance Certificates

Non-Domestic Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

What is a Non-Domestic EPC? An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), rates how energy efficient a building is. The certificate will tell you three key pieces of information: firstly, it will grade the building for efficiency from A to G (A is the most efficient grade); secondly it will give suggestions for improving the efficiency of

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Identify Energy Saving Opportunities with TEAM’s Desktop Energy Audit

Desktop Energy Audits can help save money

Ever wondered what your Display Energy Certificate really means? Or why your electricity bills are so high? Knowing the total energy consumed each year and a rating based on that can be useful, but it’s only when you get down to the detail of that energy use that you can effectively start to target savings.

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Are you ready for MEES?

Energy Performance Asset Rating

From April 2018, a new legal standard for minimum energy efficiency will apply to rented commercial buildings. These changes will make it unlawful to rent or lease a commercial property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating below an E. This will expand to include all privately rented property from 1st April 2023. What is

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Why a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) prove vital for businesses

Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP)

If energy efficiency measures are to make a significant contribution to organisations across the UK, measurement and verification of actual energy savings are needed to demonstrate their short- and long-term impact. With this in mind, TEAM’s Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP), Helder Galrinho, explains why independent specialists, like TEAM, prove vital when it comes

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The Importance of Monitoring Renewables

The Importance of Monitoring Renewables The Importance of Monitoring Renewables View this blog as a video here I’m going to talk about the importance of monitoring renewable energy technologies. Renewables have been around for a little while now, and everybody thinks that they are going to save the planet, reduce our carbon emissions and provide

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