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 […]

Fracking ‘could reduce house prices’, says official report

Fracking could reduce house prices and lead to environmental damage, according to a government report. It was forced to publish the unredacted document following a decision made by the data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office, after a battle with campaigners. Several key sections of a version released by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural […]

Julie Hirigoyen new UK Green Building Council boss

Julie Hirigoyen is taking up the reins of the industry-backed charity UK Green Building Council (UKGBC). Currently UK Head of Sustainability for international property consultants JLL, she will replace outgoing Chief Executive Paul King in April 2015. Director of Policy and Communications John Alker will hold the fort until then, as King steps down at […]