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¬†     The Government prepares to crack down on non-compliance in relation to Commercial EPCs 29th Feb 2012   On April 6th 2012 the new EPC regulations (see below for details) take affect; these regulations will give commercial property agents the same responsibility for enforcing EPC compliance that domestic estate agents have always had¬†with […]

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Proposed Changes to the energy performance of buildings

(Certificates and Inspection) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 (The EPB Regulations) 1. Summary of the changes to the EPB Regulations¬† The changes to the EPB Regulations can be summarised as follows: the changes will extend the current requirements to commission an EPC that apply to residential buildings to all residential and non residential buildings when […]

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Government at loggerheads over roll out of DECS

A major inter-departmental row has broken out concerning whether Display Energy certificates (DECs) should be displayed mandatorily in private sector buildings visited by the public. At present, these certificates are only found displayed prominently in public buildings. The concept is heavily supported by both the communities (CLG) and the energy (DECC) departments. But the department […]

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Campaign aims to increase compliance with regulations

Non-compliance with the Energy Performance in Buildings and F-Gas Regulations is costing both business and the environment, according to a new industry campaign. The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers is bringing the matter to the attention of government with rates of compliance of air conditioning inspections at less than 5 per cent (compared to […]

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