Revealed: 01 November, 2017
A panel of trade specialists strongly urges constructing house owners and managers to look beyond the necessities of Minimal Vitality Effectivity Requirements (MEES) if they need better lengthy-time period constructing efficiency.
This month’s Spherical Desk panel (pictured left) introduced collectively a cross-part of property managers, certification specialists, engineering consultants and installers. All of them agreed that whereas the MEES laws resulting from take impact in April 2018 is necessary, it is not going to essentially influence on constructing efficiency.
The primary purpose is that the MEES are based mostly on Vitality Efficiency Certificates (EPCS) which supply a standardised strategy to evaluating the potential vitality efficiency of a constructing. Nevertheless, EPCs don’t essentially mirror precise vitality efficiency in operation.
The panel subsequently agrees that constructing house owners ought to regard the MEES as a place to begin to lift consciousness of constructing efficiency of their organisation. Nevertheless, for better vitality efficiency, together with decrease vitality prices, and a more healthy inside atmosphere, constructing managers ought to have a look at wider points of their property.
For the complete dialog and recommendation on steps to take proper now, see our Round Table dialogue.