Homes in Northern England ‘will be harder hit from the scrapped Green Homes Grant’

Nearly 223,000 homes in northern regions are estimated to miss out on the chance to install green measures, according to a new report

UK seeks evidence on performance of EPCs

BEIS is also inviting suggestions to improve the reliability and accuracy of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Balancing conservation with energy efficiency ‘vital in historic buildings’

The Better Buildings Partnership says their design, materials and construction means they often have poorer EPC ratings

Energy Performance Certificate – Required by UK law

The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is an important document for home and property owners within the UK. Failure to comply with the law results in large fines and penalties for property owners and businesses. The grading system within the EPC can directly influence rental and sale value and make a property much more attractive to […]

British Land cuts tenants’ energy costs by £6.9m

Real estate company British Land said it has cut its commercial tenants’ energy costs by £6.9 million over the last five years. On Friday it announced carbon emissions fell by 37,000 tonnes across its portfolio since 2009. It has a 2015 target of emitting 40% less than 2009. As for waste, the firm is on […]

House buyers to get better energy information on prospective houses

Energy information on properties will be made clearer through new and improved Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). According to the Government, homebuyers will now have a better idea of how to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Alongside the recommendations for improvements, the new certificates will indicate to the consumer whether they can be funded […]

Efficiency clause in new FiT plan is ‘extra hurdle’

New plans for the solar Feed-in Tariff which mean homes can only apply if they are efficient enough is an “extra hurdle” for customers. That’s the view of UK green energy equipment seller Myriad CEG Power, which is concerned customer purchases could be affected. Today Energy Minister Greg Barker announced plans to set a minimum […]