2018, less than 3 years from now, the MMES Legislation will
come into force, like it or not. The Minimum Energy
Efficiency Standard has been set at an EPC Grade E and any
large building portfolio operator who ignores this is
heading for trouble, say ACI Reports. The final enactment of
the MMES Legislation commenced in March 2015 and will
introduce a restriction in England and Wales on letting
properties that do not meet the minimum requirements.
Landlords are going to be forced to improve their properties
upon lease renewal or upon signing a new lease.
Reports have designers who will advise on the lowest cost of
achieving the E Grading, and there are many ways of doing
this – leaving consideration of how to upgrade until the
last minute may be a costly mistake; Landlords are urged to
act now or pay the price. For Commercial property, the
requirement for MMES begins from 1st April 2018. It applies
to all properties that require an EPC, including retail
properties. We undertake SBEM design and predicted EPC
design/advice every day of the week.
On retail, the
EPC will be based on shell and core, so the EPC Grade E
challenge is even greater. Typically, the EPC methodology
will consider a base fit out only, especially if the final
fit out is unknown.
Landlords are urged to complete
MMES EPC work whilst property is vacant; if works need to
take place upon lease renewal it will be more costly, again
something to think about now.
The Government is
committed to Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MMES) and
ACI Reports can help you navigate your way around the
Legislation, as we have been doing for many years for
Energy Performanace Certificates Read