Cheaper mortgage rates for energy efficient householders

The government has launched a £5m fund for the financial sector to develop green mortgages and a £10m innovation fund to cut the costs of retrofitting the UK’s housing stock

UK seeks evidence on performance of EPCs

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

UK Government ‘to miss fuel poverty target by at least 60 years’

Think tank IPPR is calling for a ‘fundamental reform’ of the Energy Company Obligation scheme

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

Scottish Government pledges £54.5m for energy efficiency

Landlords of privately rented properties must achieve higher energy efficiency ratings by 2025

MEES – Are you ready for April 1st?

With just over two weeks to go until the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) are introduced in England and Wales…are you ready for the implications? This new legislation coming into force on 1st April 2018, will make it unlawful for a landlord to let or renew a lease on a property if the energy performance certificate […]

Hot water group says landlords must do more for efficiency

It says around a fifth of privately rented households in the UK struggling to pay their bills

Natural History Museum exhibits £54k annual energy savings

  The Natural History Museum has renewed a 10-year Energy Performance Contract (EPC) with Veolia after it saved hundreds of thousands of pounds on its energy bills. Around 1,500 tonnes of carbon emissions have also been offset annually since its partnership with the waste management firm’s specialist subsidiary Veolia-Cynergin in 2004. The company helped the […]

Buyers should be given ‘larger mortgages on greener homes’

Homebuyers could get bigger mortgages if the energy efficiency of properties were part of the lending criteria of banks and building societies. That’s according to new government-funded research, which found while 90% of mortgage lenders use cost data from the Office of National Statistics, which include fuel bill data, no known affordability calculation takes direct […]

Risks of failing to get an up to date EPC in London

Every veteran property owner knows what an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is and rightfully wary of being caught out without one. Fines, letting and selling restrictions and legal trouble are what you can expect dumped on your doorstep when you fail to comply with UK EPC regulations. Introduced on August 1st, 2007, EPCs in London are […]