Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) will come into force in April 2018 in England which requires minimum EPC ratings to be achieved for all rented property. However, the position in Scotland differs with the results on a consultation assessing how Scotland will comply with the standards currently being reviewed.  The Scottish Government will confirm the

Posted 8th Mar 2018

The Scottish Government has launched an interest free unsecured loan for eligible small businesses for a limited period.   The Scottish Government SME Loan can receive 30% cashback up to £10,000 of completion of energy efficiency improvements, these include but are not limited to: Investing in LED Lighting Installing more efficient heating systems Improving the

Posted 1st Mar 2018

A £60m fund to keep Scotland at the forefront of low carbon innovation is now open for application.  The Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP),  will fund large scale projects which support the ambitions of Scotland’s Energy Strategy.   Projects which deliver low carbon heating solutions, integrated energy systems, and ultra-low emission vehicle charging infrastructure

Posted 2nd Feb 2018

Changes to the Energy Act 2011 come into force in April 2018.  This will require landlords of privately rented domestic and non-domestic property in England or Wales to ensure that their properties reach at least an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E before granting a new tenancy to new or existing tenants. In Scotland

Posted 1st Feb 2018

The London Plan is currently under consultation, this period will end on the 2nd March 2018 with the proposed new plan due to come into force late 2018. The plan will cover the period between 2019 and 2041.   Carbon reduction targets are set to contribute towards London becoming zero carbon by 2050. The main points

Posted 30th Jan 2018

WELL Building Standard Launched in 2014, the WELL Building Standard TM is the world’s first building certification that focuses exclusively on human health and wellness.  The rating tool, administered by the International Well Building Institute (IWBI) in America, aims to give a single ‘wellness’ rating for buildings. The WELL Standard is an international assessment method that encourages healthy

Posted 29th Jan 2018

Are you ready for the New Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) that comes into force in April 2018 in England & Wales? Harley Haddow can assist before time runs out. The government has introduced new legislation that comes into force on the 1st of April 2018 which targets buildings in England and Wales that have

Posted 29th Jan 2018

The Scottish Government has launched an initiative to provide unsecured loans of up to £100k for resource-efficient projects in Scotland. The loans are applicable to SMEs based in Scotland to cover the cost of energy efficiency measures, water and waste reduction or LZC Technology. For further details please contact

Posted 3rd Nov 2017

Due to the abolishment of the CRC scheme, the government are proposing to launch a simplified reporting framework which will come into force in April 2019.  The proposed scheme is currently under consultation until January 2018. Currently, the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) requires large organisations to report on and audit energy use, however the

Posted 18th Oct 2017
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