Energy

Air conditioning accounts for almost 33% of a building's electricity usage – older systems will waste even more than that. Buildings in general account for almost 50% of the UK’s total energy consumption and carbon emissions.

By working closely with our Energy Consultants we are able to provide our clients with :

  • Level 3 & 4 Commercial Energy Performance Certificates
  • SBEN Part L Building Control New Build Compliance
  • Air Conditioning EPC’s and assessments
  • Renewable Energy Recommendations and advice

Whether your property portfolio consists of 1 or 100 properties – current and forthcoming energy regulations simply cannot be ignored these days. The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) comes into effect on the 1st April 2018. No new letting can take place after this date unless the property has been rated with an ‘E’ EPC rating or above. The standard has been enacted under domestic legislation The Energy Act 2011. The main points are:

 

  • 1st April 2018 – New non-domestic leases and lease renewals
  • 1st April 2020 – All residential privately rented properties
  • 1st April 2023 – All existing non-domestic leases

 We work in partnership with one of the experts in the industry. He is an expert energy modeller, software trainer, CIBSE auditor and technical advisor to a number of large consultancies and companies.

 Through our partnership we are able to leverage software capabilities normally reserved for large national engineering and architectural firms. For example, the use of L5 DSM tools to produce EPCs can potentially save landlords the cost of an expensive refurb. The DSM tool is more accurate than the standard SBEM variant and could lift certain types of ‘at risk’ property safely into an ‘E’ rating.

We offer:

EPCs Levels 3,4 & 5

Part L Building Regulations compliance technical advice, troubleshooting and submitting

MEES portfolio road-mapping and risk assessment

Energy Modelling (overheating and further analysis)

TM44 Air Conditioning Inspections

M & E Condition advice

Project Management Service