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2018 - Minimum EPC Standard for England and Wales

New leases for premises with EPC ratings below E will be unlawful from 2018; affecting existing leases in 2023.

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Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme

Phase 2 is now underway - Large enterprises in the UK are to undertake energy audits before December 2019.

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Building Network Operator Responsilibities

A BNO is responsible for the design, installation and maintenance of the building electrical network.

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EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS)

The EU ETS is the world’s first and biggest international emissions trading system to combat climate change.

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Mandatory Carbon Reporting

LSE Companies are required to include greenhouse gas emissions from global operations in Annual Reports.

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Heat Networks (Metering and Billing) Regulations

Legislation affecting communal systems for heating and cooling came into force on 18th December 2014.

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2016 - Scotland Energy Efficiency Requirements

Commercial property owners in Scotland must act on energy efficiency measures identified in the EPC.

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Domestic Rented Properties Energy Efficiency

The domestic EPC requirements and the right of tenants to request energy efficiency improvements.

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Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC)

Large businesses must buy allowances to offset carbon emissions with significant non-compliance penalties.

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Water Retail Market Deregulation 2017

As of April 2017, business users are now able to choose their water supplier and negotiate on cost.

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Fair Charging Rules for New Water supplies

Ofwat has set out Charging Rules for supplies to new developments from April 2018.

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P272 - Mandatory HH Settlement for PC 05-08

Electricity Supplies with profiles of 05-08 must now be settled on the Half Hourly Market

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Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

An EPC provides a guide to a building’s energy efficiency capability, rating it from A to G.

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Display Energy Certificate (DEC)

A DEC is an operational energy rating which benchmarks the actual energy use of a building.

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Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

An EICR provides an assessment of the electrical installations in domestic and commercial premises.

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Smart Meters on All Energy Supplies by 2020

All supplies will have smart meters installed and be monitored and billed through automatic meter readings.

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MID APPROVAL OF SUPPLY METERS

Energy Meters that are used for calculating charges, including recharging, must be MID approved.

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DCP 161 - Default Excess Capacity Charges

Half Hourly supplies exceeding the assigned available capacity will pay default rates from April 2018.

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TM44 : Inspections of Air Conditioning Systems

Regulations require building owners to undertake regular inspections of air conditioning units over 12kW

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Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

Portable appliance testing is the examination of electrical equipment to ensure they are safe to use.

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Gas Safety Inspection Certification

A Gas Safety Inspection certifies that all pipe work, gas appliances and flues installed in a property are safe.

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