Tag: Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

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

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

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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Display Energy Certificates – who is affected?

Last year was another busy year for the Energy Services team, delivering over 750 Display Energy Certificates (DECs) to our clients. Our client base is extensive and reflects the expertise the department has in delivering the certificates to different sectors, with clients including hospitals, universities, schools, museums, local and central government buildings and leisure centres. […]

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

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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Where is your Recommendation Report?

“Since the conception of Display Energy Certificates in 2008, those who have a certificate have in most cases displayed them as A3 posters in a prominent place. However when asked about their Recommendation Report most shrug their shoulders. When I inform them that failure to produce a copy of their Recommendation Report could result in […]

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How important are DECs to our schools?

Since the introduction of Display Energy Certificates and Recommendation Reports for all buildings over 1000m2 in October 2008, Schools across the country have invited Energy Assessors (like myself) to carry out surveys for the purpose of ensuring that they are compliant with this UK Legislation. During the 5+ years that I have been carrying out […]

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DEC Legislation Changes – Are we missing a trick?

On January 9th 2013, the floor area threshold for DECs was dropped for all public buildings over 1000m2 to include buildings between 500m2 – 999m2. However unlike the DECs for the larger buildings, DECs and Recommendation Reports for this new threshold would be valid for 10 years, not 1 year. Certificates for the new area […]

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