Organisations with an interest in using LED lighting to slash energy use now have access to an ‘edie Explains’ guide which breaks down all of the key information required to deploy the technology.
Edie 14th March 2018 read more »
Landlords continue to harbour a “shocking” lack of awareness of forthcoming minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES), despite the new rules coming into effect in little more than a fortnight, a private rental sector survey suggests. From April 1 2018, new MEES regulations mean that rental properties must meet at least an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) level E or above, with landlords potentially facing fines of up to £4,000 if their property is found to have a rating below the new standard. Moreover, failure to present a valid EPC could result in a landlord being fined £200 – although there are exemptions for some landlords and funding assistance is available to help property owners upgrade or retrofit their properties to bring them up to scratch. However, with just over two weeks to go until the rules enter into force, the results of a survey carried out by specialist insurance provider Just Landlords found only four per cent of the near 500 surveyed were aware of the forthcoming MEES regulations.
Business Green 15th March 2018 read more »