Making compliance a cost reduction opportunity for your organisation
Assessing your energy needs
Buildings have a key part to play in ensuring that the UK meets its carbon reduction targets. There is now a whole raft of energy related legislation for building owners to consider. The path to compliance can be a long and complex one and getting it wrong can result in expensive fines.
We have developed a team with extensive knowledge of UK legislation and experience in assessing a broad variety of buildings and making cost effective recommendations.
New legal standards create an opportunity for us all to look at how we use energy in our buildings, we can help you:
- Fulfil your environmental obligations
- Anticipate and plan for changes
- See compliance as a catalyst to improve your buildings
- Maximise your returns through the most cost effective solutions
- Reducing voids and maximising rental value
- Improving staff well being and productivity
Statutory energy assessments
Energy Performance Certificates EPC
Landlords who are letting or selling properties are required by law to carry out EPC assessments and ensure their properties are at a EPC level of E. This applies to both the domestic and commercial sector. EPCs tell you how energy efficient a building is and let the person who will use the building know how costly it will be to heat and light, and what its carbon dioxide emissions are likely to be.
Display Energy Certificates (DEC’s)
Display Energy Certificates (DECs) are designed to show the energy performance of public buildings, all public buildings with a total useful floor area greater than 250m² are obligated to have a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) and advisory report. DEC certificates must be displayed in all public buildings and fines can be issued for failing to display a DEC and for not having a valid advisory report.
TM 44 Air Conditioning Inspection
There is a legal obligation for all building owners with air conditioning systems that have a cooling capacity of over 12kW to ensure that an accredited energy assessor inspects these systems at least once every five years. As well as ensuring that buildings are complaint and emissions minimised, regular assessments will ensure that your system is running efficiently, internal comfort is maximised and operating costs are kept to a minimum.
ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme)
All large UK organisations outside the public sector are affected by the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) regulations. We can help you understand if ESOS applies to your organisation and manage your compliance pathway for you. As well as meeting legislation requirements, we will ensure that your ESOS actions result in significant energy efficiency improvements and cut costs for your organisation. If your organisation requires an ESOS audit we can arrange a fully compliant report for you through our energy audit team and Lead Assessor.
BRUKL (Building Regulations UK Part L)
With all New Builds (Non-Dwellings), Architects and Designers now need to demonstrate full compliance with Building Regulations Approved Document L2A regarding CO2 emissions, before any new building is signed off by Building Control. We offer a BRUKL Report service that helps surveyors determine if new properties are in line with part L of the Building Regulations (UK).
ISO 14001 & 50001 management system support
We can also help your achieve certification to flagship international standards for environmental (14001) and energy management (50001). A comprehensive approach to all the of the above, ensuring your organisations achieves compliance, reduces consumption and cost, while demonstrating to customers and clients the approach you take on these crucial business sustainability issues.
Home Condition Surveys
Whilst not in as much depth as a Building Survey, we can offer Home Condition Surveys which identifies structural and health and safety concerns. This survey minimises risk of accidents and damage to the property potentially saving money in the long term.
Our team offers floor plan design services which are ideal for Estate Agents to use as a marketing and reference tool.
We can take inventory for properties so that new tenants, estate agents and sellers can easily identify damage and items left before the new occupiers move in.
We offer a comprehensive service range for both public and private sector organisations to manage your compliance with carbon and energy legislation at a UK and EU level. We can advise you on what legislation applies to your buildings and manage the assessment process. Over the assessment, we will develop a report and recommendations for improvement to your building’s performance to reduce your carbon footprint and reduce operational costs.
We are managing the delivery of energy projects, programmes and services across the UK. Whether you are looking to save money, improve your environmental impact, or increase energy security we develop energy solutions for your organisation.