From April 2018, the proposed legislative changes make it unlawful to let residential or commercial properties with an EPC Rating of F or G (i.e. the lowest two tiers/grades of energy efficiency). Given this risk to property owners and occupiers it is clear that a full understanding of the energy efficiency of your property assets should be attained. Owners will need to assess the costs and viability of undertaking retrofits or refurbishments.
LEC recently completed work on Magistrates Courts in Coventry for the Ministry of Justice working in partnership with G4S.
Low Energy Consultancy (LEC) is part of the Briggs & Forrester Group and the team have experience of energy led projects on a wide variety of domestic and commercial construction projects in the public and private sector.
LEC work closely within appointed design teams to advise on low energy, high performance buildings and systems. The team members are registered Low Carbon Consultants and Chartered Engineers with CIBSE.
Group Chairman of Briggs & Forrester Mike Stanton has welcomed moves in the first Budget since the General Election that will potentially speed up the planning process across the UK.
The Northamptonshire Business Times is carrying the story where Mike comments that "The announcement from Government that when needed planning powers will be devolved and fast tracked is good news for infrastructure and good news for jobs."
LEC is delighted to welcome Martin Clarke to the team.
Martin is a Senior Energy and Sustainability Consultant with extensive knowledge in energy and sustainability compliance for the building services and waste management compliance.
His experience will allow organisations to comply with all applicable energy, waste and planning related environmental legislation.