New Energy Efficiency Rules for UK Commercial Property: 88% of all commercial properties require improvement by 2030

Meeting new regulations for commercial properties

The government’s commitment to achieving Net Zero by 2050 is gaining momentum, with a renewed focus on energy efficiency in commercial property. Introducing new laws to improve energy efficiency will significantly impact landlords and tenants.

From 1st April 2023, sub-standard Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ratings will become unlawful for existing lettings. This means that landlords of commercial properties will need to ensure that their properties meet minimum EPC standards, or they could face financial penalties. 

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What must landlords do?

Landlords must ensure that their rented non-domestic buildings achieve an EPC of E by April 2023 and C by 2027 before attaining B by 2030. Currently, only 12% of commercial properties meet these criteria, highlighting the need for action.

What can VOR do to help?

VOR can assist landlords in meeting these regulations and also help them to plan for the long-term decarbonisation of their properties.

We can model your building in line with PAS 2038 and provide details of the most effective upgrades to achieve the relevant EPC rating. 

If you’re looking to go further, we can produce a full decarbonisation plan outlining the impact of different building upgrades on emissions, EPC rating, energy use, and cost of running. This ensures you have the information you need to stay ahead of these increasingly strict environmental standards, reduce costs, optimise your asset value, and enhance your ESG profile.

Our team can also assist with taking the options forward and providing a design to make your decarbonisation plans a reality. By working with VOR Group, you can ensure that you comply with the new regulations while also taking advantage of the opportunity to future-proof your assets and reduce costs in the long term.

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