So the UK has decided it would prefer not to be in the EU and the process of exiting via the rules contained within Article 50 will no doubt begin. What does this mean for the future of Energy Performance Certificates?
As it stands, the future of energy performance certificates remains clear, as it was prior to the referendum in that they form part of UK legislation and that would need amending to alter the situation. As such we shall continue to be busy working away on Energy Performance Certificates for new and existing clients!
The Energy Act 2011 brought in further energy efficiency incentives and schemes and these were specifically part of an EU directive. Admittedly, one of those schemes was Green Deal, which wasn’t exactly successful! Future proposals as part of the Energy Act also include the minimum energy efficiency rating before a building can be rented out, due to come into force in April 2018, which we are currently helping clients with.