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Changes to MEES Legislation 2018

What are the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) and what do they mean for developers and landlords?

As of 1st of April 2018, the Government will enforce new legislation, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) for both Non-Domestic and Domestic buildings.

This legislation states that Landlords will be unable to grant tenancy for either new or existing tenants if the building has an EPC rating of less than an E, until improvements have been made to their EPC Energy Ratings.

If either a Non-Domestic or Domestic building has been leased and is found to have an EPC rating of less than E, meaning a rating of F or G, then penalties will be enforced. Certain buildings do have exemptions.

What does this mean for Landlords? If you are found to have a problem and your building falls below and E, improvements will be required to either the fabric or the services of the building to reduce its Energy rating to the appropriate level.

At NOVO we have an expert team that can assist you in identifying if you have a problem, advising the most efficient and cost-effective way of rectifying that problem and issuing you the relevant certification.

We have the ability to assess both Domestic and Non-Domestic buildings utilising Dynamic Simulations Modelling (DSM) and the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) to calculate your Energy Ratings with over 30 years combined experience to enable us to offer the best advice.

If you would like further information, please click the link below:

If you would like us to assist you with a specific building or would simply like advise, please contact me via the details below:

Paul Arnold - Sustainability Manager


☎ 01132 577 300

Or head to our 'Contact Us' page to fill in our enquiry form - we'll get back to you as soon as possible.


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