Landsec targets ‘groundbreaking’ net zero carbon building in ‘UK first’

The property developer has set a goal to become a net zero carbon business by 2030

Energy Assessors exposed to ‘significant risk of catching the coronavirus’

That’s the suggestion from Ian Sturt Vice Chair of DCHI, The Association for Energy Assessors, Green Deal Advisors and Residential Property Surveyors who spoke to ELN about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic

Wates Group aims for zero carbon operations by 2025

The company has also pledged to reduce and eliminate waste from onsite operations during the same period

Swedish property firm granted €300m EU funds for energy efficient homes

Heimstaden Bostad will use the funds to develop eight residential properties with ‘high energy performance standards’ in five Swedish cities

Homeowners ‘can boost house value with energy efficient upgrades’

MoneySuperMarket says improving EPC ratings can increase asking prices by up to 14%

New sustainable innovation manual for built environment

The UK Green Building Council’s guide also includes practical templates to promote new thinking and help organise ideas

Energy efficiency rules could devalue property

New energy efficiency rules could devalue nearly a fifth of commercial properties. The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), which require properties to get a minimum “E” rating, mean 19% of shops, offices and warehouses could become legally uninhabitable and fall in value by up to 10%. The new legislation could wipe as much as £16.54 billion from the […]

Property managers focus on sustainability

A partnership of leading property managers now include sustainability services as a standard part of their business. The BBP Managing Agents Partnership collectively manages over 29,000 property assets in the UK. Until now, sustainability services have been offered only when requested by the client. The group have recently defined and standardised sustainability objectives and worked out how they […]

Property leaders team up against carbon

Leading property and construction organisations have urged the sector to keep its focus on decarbonisation. Eighteen organisations, led by the UK Green Building Council (UK GBC), have signed an open statement to the industry stressing the importance of reducing carbon emissions regardless of the EU exit negotiation results. Part of the statement reads: “A low carbon built environment can […]

Minimum Energy Performance Standards: How to unlock the commercial benefits before April 2018

The Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) will come in to force from 2018, but property firms must start taking action now to meet them in time. By April 2018 all rented properties in the non-domestic sector with an F & G rated building will need to be improved to be rented out – and from […]