Stroma Certification provides training to help you understand the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) affecting non-domestic private rented properties.
Whether you’re an energy assessor, landlord or letting agent, the course will provide guidance on the new minimum level of energy efficiency, as well as advice for complying with The Energy Efficiency Regulations 2015.
The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented) Property Regulations 2015 set the minimum level of energy efficiency required to let all privately rented properties in England and Wales. From 1st April 2018, landlords will be unable to let non-domestic properties with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of F of G, unless an exemption applies.
The Government has estimated that 20% of non-domestic properties in England and Wales will be affected by MEES. Landlords and property owners in scope of the regulations cannot renew existing tenancies or grant a lease to a new tenant unless the property meets the minimum energy efficiency standard. The regulations will apply to all privately rented non-domestic properties from the 1st April 2013, including leases already in place.
MEES is likely to have the biggest impact on landlords and property owners. The financial costs of upgrading non-compliant properties, along with a potential loss in rental income are two of the biggest threats. Landlords who also continue to let sub-standard properties may face substantial fines enforced by Local Weights & Measures Authorities.
Reduce potential MEES risks early. Landlords and property owners will need to prepare now to ensure their properties are compliant before April 2018. Energy assessors can work with their clients to ensure their properties are compliant before the regulations are enforced.
With a large number of non-domestic properties estimated to be non-compliant with MEES, landlords and property owners will want to determine if their properties are in scope of the regulations. This could see a rise in property audits and energy assessments to identify energy improvements and check EPC ratings.
Our non-domestic MEES training can help property owners, landlords and managing agents avoid MEES risks, such as non-rentable properties and fines. We will also outline opportunities available to energy assessors in helping landlords and property owners with commercial properties comply with the new minimum standard.
Satisfy ESOS requirements with MEES. The introduction of MEES is the latest drive to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings and efficiency in operating assets. Alongside ESOS, MEES allows property owners to reap the benefits of energy saving opportunities within their properties.
Manage built assets with BIM. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing through the introduction of real-time, collaborative data exchange. Property owners now have access to more digital information to better manage their built assets.
The MEES training course will comprise of an overview of the impending Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) Regulation, but also a range of matters including:
Gemma has a long track record of product and service development across Stroma Certification. Previously an ECO Scheme Manager, Gemma was also involved with the development of our BIM, ESOS and Non-Domestic Green Deal Scheme. Her extensive knowledge in new and emerging legislation has seen Gemma take a leading role in best practice and education internally and outside Stroma Certification.
Find out how you can help your clients with MEES compliance. To discover the opportunities available to energy assessors, book your MEES Non-Domestic Training Course today.
Course: MEES CPD Training
Duration: 1 Day
Price: £150 (+VAT) for members and £195 (+VAT) for non-members.