Jes Rutter on MEES, the new legal standard for minimum energy efficiency, and the first steps to improving a building’s EPC

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), formerly known as Minimum Energy Performance Standards, will make it unlawful to let both commercial and domestic buildings in England and Wales that do not achieve a minimum energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of E or higher from April 2018.

Posted on 22 February 2017.

As poor energy performance is not limited to old or obsolete buildings, the MEES will have significant impacts for a number of landlords, tenants and property advisors. Landlords need to take action now to avoid higher compliance costs and protect the revenues they receive from their properties.

For more information on the simpler ways to improve a building’s EPC, download the full article as published in RICS Property Journal, March/April 2017.