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The Environmental Agency’s Guide to Qualification, Compliance and Notification Requirements with ESOS

Environment Agency’s ESOS compliance guidance now published… The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) ‘Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) guide has been superseded by the Environment Agency’s ESOS compliance guide version 01 which was published on the 17 February 2015. In the event of any conflict or ambiguity between the Guides, please follow the Environment Agency’s compliance […]

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ESOS Explained We are qualified as ‘ESOS Lead Assessors’ for the UK Government’s new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). ESOS is the UK Government’s response to the European Union’s Energy Efficiency Directive[i] which came into effect in December 2012. The scheme requires large companies to produce detailed reports on the energy use and efficiency of […]

Phase 2 of Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

Updated – Phase 2 of Green Deal Home Improvement Fund… Speaking at the Liberal Democrat Conference, Energy Secretary Ed Davey, announced plans to bring back the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund. The scheme will provide £100m of subsidies to those looking to insulate their home or make other energy saving improvements. Under the previous itineration […]

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Latest EPC News!

Latest EPC News!   Landlords to Achieve EPC band rating “C” Grade by 2027! Within the London Evening Standard Joseph Watts reported: –  “Landlords, who own more than half a million London Homes, will be forced to upgrade properties so they are more energy efficient under plans announced by Labour today (Monday 22 September 2014). […]

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The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) recently announced several changes to the existing Green Deal Cashback Scheme (operating in England and Wales), which rewards consumers for taking action to improve the energy efficiency of their homes through the Green Deal. These changes were the result of feedback received from industry and consumers on […]

More cash-back for people carrying out Green Deal home improvements

Changes to the government’s Green Deal cash-back scheme have been announced, to help more households drive down fuel bills and reduce carbon emissions by carrying out energy efficiency improvements. The scheme helps people to install energy efficiency measures by providing them with money back on the contributions they make towards improvements. The changes include increases […]

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The Energy Act received Royal Assent on 18 December 2013

Source:- Department  of Energy & Climate Change On Thursday, November 29th 2012, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change confirmed the Introduction of the Energy Bill to the House of Commons alongside the Annual Energy Statement. The Energy Act received Royal Assent on 18 December 2013. Details of the Bill’s Parliamentary passage are available […]

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Feed-in Tariff and Solar Energy: Have it, Save it, Earn it

Solar Energy Many of us have already heard about the new Government regulation in the UK that would cut solar PV tariffs from 1st January 2014. However, it can easily be avoided if you choose to install your solar panels before the final date arrives. Since the price of solar panels have been going down, […]

How can Landlords, Registered Providers & Local Authorities access the new Energy Company Obligation?

The New Energy Company Obligation ECO (Energy Companies Obligation) was introduced in January 2013 to reduce the UK’s energy consumption and support people living in fuel poverty. Forecasted to provide around £1.3 bn / year of support, split between “affordable warmth” (c. £325m/yr) and energy efficiency improvements for “hard to treat”, largely solid wall homes […]

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Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) 2012

What is ECO? And How Does it Affect Commercial Buildings in The UK The Energy Act 2011 introduced legislation which included the Green Deal and the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) is a new energy efficiency scheme for Great Britain. ECO operates alongside the Green Deal and places obligations on larger energy suppliers to deliver energy […]

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An Energy Performance Certificate Explained in Detail

  Energy Performance Certificate Non-Domestic Properties – (Commercial EPC’s) Tel: 0203 504 0135 or Call us on our mobile 07804 414170 All buildings which are rented, sold or newly constructed require an Energy Performance Certificate.  The EPC shows the energy rating of your building.  It indicates the energy efficiency of the building fabric and the […]

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How Much Does a Commercial EPC Cost?

How much does a Commercial EPC Certificate cost? Many landlords ask how much does an epc cost ? What is actually required for assessing the energy performance of a commercial building and why are commercial epc prices/costs higher than for a domestic property (house / bungalow / apartment / flat)?    Last Updated 10th May […]

Who is responsible for providing the Air Conditioning Energy Efficiency Inspection Reports?

I’ve recently taken the responsibility / control of an air conditioning system what must I do? If the control of an air conditioning system is passed to another person and that person has not been given an air conditioning inspection report in accordance with CIBSE TM44 by the previous operator of the system, the system […]

What does the Air Conditioning Energy Efficiency Inspection entail? Am I complying with the latest legislation?

When are air conditioning inspections required? All air conditioning systems with an effective rated output of more than 12kw must be regularly inspected by an accredited air conditioning energy assessor. The inspections must be no more than five years apart. What does the Air Conditioning Inspection entail? Inspections examine the refrigeration and air movement equipment that […]

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Some Common Questions Encountered When Performing a Commercial EPC Assessment Part 2

Following our previous blog “Some Common Questions Encountered When Performing a Commercial EPC Assessment Part 1” click here if you missed it, we cover more FAQ’s when it comes to performing a commercial EPC, and the associated EPC costs and commercial EPC regulations.  Which EPC is required if a building’s use changes, Commercial or a Residential […]

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Some Common Questions Encountered When Performing a Commercial EPC Assessment Part 1

Who’s responsible for providing the Commercial EPC for a newly constructed / extended building? When a building being constructed is physically complete, it is the responsibility of the person carrying out the construction (Contractor) to give an EPC and recommendation report to the building owner and to notify building control that this has been done. […]

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Does your Commercial Property Require an EPC?

Does my Property / Portfolio comply with the latest Commercial EPC legislations? Last updated 14th May 2017 The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) Legislation is applicable within the UK (EPBD). This article focuses on the recent changes within England & Wales with regards to commercial properties. Robert Corbyn clarifies some of the common misunderstandings about whether an EPC is actually required […]

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Commercial and Residential Energy Performance Assessments. We deliver a comprehensive range of energy assessments for the commercial, residential and public sector. Irrespective of building type or scale, our team of experienced and fully accredited energy assessors has the capacity and expertise to meet all your energy performance requirements nationwide. You can read here if your […]

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Welcome   Low Carbon Energy Assessors (LCEA) Ltd operates throughout the UK. We are a multidisciplinary firm of chartered surveyors with building engineering services knowledge. Providing mechanical & electrical quantity surveying and low carbon (CO2) energy expertise.   We are accredited commercial and residential energy assessors delivering the requirements set out within the Energy Performance […]

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