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Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings

6th June 2013

The Scottish Government is consulting on changes to the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 that will require owners of large commercial properties to make their buildings more energy efficient if they are leased or sold. The changes are due to be implemented in 2014, with businesses encouraged to act now to improve their energy efficiency.

The proposed changes would apply to non-domestic buildings with a floor area of more than 1000m2 that are not constructed to 2002 or later building standards. Owners are required to provide new tenants or owners with an Action on Carbon and Energy Performance (ACEP) which includes an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and ‘action plan’. Buildings with a poor EPC rating could possibly be prohibited from letting properties from April 2015.

How can Mabbett assist?

Improvements to energy efficiency do not have to be high cost, Mabbett can work with clients to deliver common-sense reviews of energy performance without the need for large infrastructure outlay, which include for example the identification of simple energy conservation measures. Please contact Ross Ramsay for more information on 0141 227 2313 or via email