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ISO 50001 and BS7671

What are the energy efficiency requirements for the IET wiring regulations?

By Lydia Newman and Stanley Rayfield   The new 18th Edition of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) wiring regulations (BS 7671:2018) has been in force since January 2019. Energy efficiency appears within the 18th edition’s 64 new pages for the very first time. These are set out within appendix 17. Aside from the …

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The London Environment Strategy: what can we expect for the future?

The London Environment Strategy predominantly focuses on how to reduce the effect of air pollution in London by firstly exploring which areas specifically causes our pollution and then by setting out aims that will reduce harmful emissions. The benefits of living in an overall cleaner environment are plenty and lead to significantly enhanced well-being. What …

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Why have UN sustainability goals been adopted?

By Lydia Newman You might think it distressing to find that ‘humanity is currently using nature 1.75 times faster than our planet’s ecosystems can regenerate, equivalent to 1.75 Earths.’ But this could increase to approximately 3 Earths if the population continues to grow and reach 9.6 billion by 2050. Photo by Anisur Rahman on Unsplash On the 29th …

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The road to net zero emissions – what does it mean for us?

By Lydia Newman The energy performance of our buildings is likely to become more crucial than ever before. According to Chris Stark, the CEO of the Committee of Climate Change (CCC), it is expected that there are approximately 30 million buildings that must be fully decarbonised. In coherence with the requirements of the 2015 Paris …

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Minimum energy standards in a nut shell

By Stanley Rayfield Many of those involved with managing property have been aware of the approaching minimum energy standards for buildings. Now the regulation is here. ‘The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015’ was required by the Energy act 2011 and will bring about minimum energy standards for the first time. …

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The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014

District heating systems are subject to new regulations with a deadline of 31st December 2015. This means that heat suppliers will have a number of new duties, such as to make a notification to the National Measurement & Regulation Office. This is required by The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 which implements some …

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Are Landlords ready for new metering regulations?

The way that Landlords account for the heating, cooling or hot water supplied to tenants is changing. If a landlord supplies more than one tenant within the same building, then it’s likely that ‘The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014’ will affect them. The deadline for complying with the new regulations is 31st December …

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