Policy, regulation, technology and market drivers are changing rapidly and creating new risks and opportunities for organisations and properties. Practical knowledge of the issues can allow the risks to be managed and the opportunities maximised.
At Bilfinger GVA, we recognise the increasing importance of sustainability as a key driver in investment performance. The sustainability team work with colleagues throughout Bilfinger GVA to provide services that improve the sustainability performance of clients’ organisations, investments and operations.
We are actively involved in finding solutions for clients and the real estate industry and are involved with a number of industry bodies including the UK Green Building Council, the Better Buildings Partnership and the RICS. We regularly provide the market with information and insight on pertinent issues that impact the industry. In particular, Bilfinger GVA’s Green to Gold series is the UK’s longest running survey of commercial property investors’ views on sustainability.
Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)
On the 26th March 2015, the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Sector) (England and Wales) Regulations passed into law. These regulations are better known as the minimum energy efficiencystandards (MEES). The final regulations are very similar to those consulted upon in summer 2014. This bulletin relates to non-domestic buildings, although the regulations also cover domestic properties.
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