Asset Energy Reports improve multiple EPCs for Birmingham City Council

Situation

Ben Burnett, Director of Sustainability at NRG Assessments came to us with a total of 24 properties for Birmingham City Council. As it was such an extensive project, he required an easy to use EPC Audit Tool which would provide reliable information quickly.

Challenge

The main challenge was that there were a number of properties that required urgent analysis and this can be a time consuming task.

Actions

Ben approached arbnco after already trialling the arbn consult software on a previous occasion.

arbnco was asked to analyse the properties and produce detailed Asset Energy Reports (AERs) which outlined the energy improvements to be made to the properties in order to improve the EPC ratings.

The EPCs produced by Ben were uploaded onto our arbn consult platform. arbn consult’s functionality meant that the report, costings and all options available to the client were quickly and efficiently delivered in one professionally packaged document.

Outcome

Birmingham City Council have now installed the recommendations arbn consult had identified. The EPCs Ben produced have now been updated to reflect the new state and are coming out exactly how our arbn consult software had predicted. Out of the 24 properties reviewed, 10 have now been improved and the remainder will be registered as exempt under MEES.

Comments from Ben:

“Without arbn consult, I would not have been able to find the 7-year saving; there would have been no way to exempt high cost elements. My clients were impressed with the process I formed using arbn consult. It is now a standard operating procedure when a commercial property scores an F or G.

My clients have renewed (installed) all cost effective measures. Other measures that did not payback more than the 7-year saving have been exempted and registered as an exemption.

The software has developed since I trialled it at the beginning of the year, it is now more accurate and user friendly. arbnco adapted the software further to my feedback to make it more robust – which it is.

I would and I have recommended this software to other EPC Assessors.”

MEES advice

arbn consult is designed specifically for those providing MEES advice. It allows you to quickly and efficiently produce fully costed bespoke retrofit recommendations with Return on Investment and MEES 7-year payback calculations.

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