We attended this year’s All Energy conference at the SEC on 2nd May where Stephen Preece, our Business Development Director, was speaking. His presentation focused on what we have learnt 1 month on from the introduction of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES).
All Energy is an annual conference which focuses on four pillars – renewable power, low carbon heat, energy efficiency and low carbon transport. The innovation and evolution of the UK’s energy system makes it an attractive place for energy investment and collaboration. All Energy is the UK’s premier event for those within the energy industry – innovators, investors, suppliers and end users to come together and capitalise upon new opportunities present with the decarbonised energy system.
It was a great success which allowed arbnco to network with others in the energy industry, promoting our energy efficiency and retrofit software solution, arbn consult.
Stephen’s presentation included information regarding the importance of the introduction of MEES, but more importantly, the particular issues that property owners can expect post MEES introduction.
Some of the conclusions were:
- There have already been examples of reduction in value for F and G rated buildings.
- If properties don’t comply with the regulations, property owners and landlords will quickly begin to understand that they simply cannot receive any rental income from a property with an F or G rated EPC.
- Landlords can no longer take the risk that tenant alterations or fit-out will have a negative impact on the EPC rating, therefore, impacting rent reviews, dilapidations, lending, yields etc.
Thanks for having us, All Energy! A great conference and looking forward to next year’s already!