09 Jun '14, 12pm

Green Building | Campaigners say government 'dragging feet' over energy standards

There are concerns about “significant opposition” to introducing energy efficiency standards within the Coalition. The UK Green Building Council has sent a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron signed by the heads of major companies including Legal and General, Whitbread, Land Securities and Marks & Spencer on the Government’s proposed minimum energy performance standards (MEPS). The 2011 Energy Act provides an obligation to upgrade the worst performing privately rented commercial buildings (and homes) – those with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating in band “F” or “G” – from April 2018. But Government has so far failed to publish a consultation on the policy. In the letter, the Chief Executives warn that the current uncertainty around the implementation of MEPS is “preventing timely preparations from being made, raising the potential costs of compliance to ind...

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