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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) were introduced by the government in April 2018, with an aim to combat fuel poverty and reducing CO2 emissions. The guidelines state that domestic and commercial properties in England and Wales must achieve an EPC rating of at least an ‘E‘ before the granting of a new lease or when a

Posted 3rd Jul 2018

We are providing M&E services to Sheerness Dockyard Preservation Trust to rescue and breathe new life into the Dockyard Church. This is with the help of a Heritage Lottery Fund Heritage Enterprise grant. The Trust have made a video to talk a little about the history and future of the 1828 naval church within the

Posted 11th May 2018

We’re delighted to announce that our £35m refurbishment project Kelvin Hall has been selected for a Gold Award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme. For over 20 years, the Scheme has been encouraging businesses to make sustainable choices to reduce environmental impact. Kelvin Hall only joined the Green Tourism Business Scheme last year and has

Posted 23rd Apr 2018

We’re delighted that our University of Edinburgh project with architects Page\Park has won the 2018 RICS Award for Building Conservation. St Cecilia’s is Scotland’s oldest purpose-built concert hall, built in 1762 in Cowgate. It’s recent £6.5m renovation makes it the University of Edinburgh’s first tourist attraction and comprises  a Concert Room that hosts a range of

Posted 20th Apr 2018

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
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